Tagged: Them Evils

 

Prior to the Covid-19 lockdown Them Evils were a band that you could never keep off the road. Hailing from Orange County in California the hard rockers had been out on the road for two years off the back of their last album. That time on the road saw them do over 100 shows in twelve months and play at some of the biggest music festivals in the States.

Given the band’s love of touring it is hard to accept that their brand new single “Where Ya Gonna Crash Tonight?” was written about their adventures on the road. I found that main man Jordan Griffin was only too happy to talk about that as he joined me from quarantine for a chat.

“We are so stoked that it is finally out,” he says laughing. “It was long time in the works but it is finally out there and people are enjoying it and we are getting really good feedback about it so I couldn’t be more pumped.”

“Well you now when we are out on the road we are always drinking and hanging out and partying,” he says as we begin to discuss where the idea for the track came from. “We are always meeting new people every night and people are always saying ‘Hey you guys are drunk, you shouldn’t be driving why don’t you come and crash at our place?’ You know there is never a plan, everything is just so spontaneous and sometimes at the end of a night we are just like ‘well where are we going to crash tonight?’ Or we will be like ‘well where are you going to crash tonight you are not allowed on our bus and we are about to leave so how are you getting home?’ So yeah the track is just about spontaneity and doing your thing, having fund and partying on the road.”

As our discussion goes on though I learn that it is a misconception that the band wrote the track while they were on the road. “No we wrote it during a writing session,” explains Griffin. “There had been some ideas previously but we did form it in a studio. This time we were working out of Kevin Thrasher’s studio at his apartment in LA. We also worked with Aaron Edwards who is a great producer and songwriter.”

“With this track we just formed everything around an idea,” he says continuing. “And when we were working on it we were like ‘wow this is a really killer song’ and we all just really enjoyed it.”

If you have never heard Them Evils then make sure you check out this killer new single and look out for the band once quarantine is over because Australia is certainly on their must visit list.

 

“Where Ya Gonna Crash Tonight” is out now.

 

Rock Band ONE IN THE CHAMBER has released the official music video for “Blow.” “Blow” sees ONE IN THE CHAMBER return to Toronto’s Phase One Studios (RushAlice CooperThe Tragically Hip) with producer Murray Daigle and engineer Mike Smith at the helm.

“When I see a band live, I want to leave feeling like they have left their heart and soul onstage. I want energy, passion, and raw emotion to flow out of every note they play. I want to connect with this band in a way that leaves me with a high, and lingers long after they walked off stage. This is what One In The Chamber gives you every night. This is what “Blow” gives you every second.” – ONE IN THE CHAMBER

The single is the latest release from ONE IN THE CHAMBER, following their 2019 music video for “Itchin’ Back” and is their first new track since I’ve Got Something To Say…, their award winning, 2018 debut studio EP . Furthermore, the music video sees the band reunite with Director Diego del Río and Video Producer Kathleen Fobert to deliver a modern, neon haze visual that pairs perfectly with the studio recording.

Since the release of their 2018 debut studio EP, ONE IN THE CHAMBER has been compared to the likes of Guns N’ RosesLed ZeppelinVelvet RevolverSoundgardenRed Hot Chili Peppers, and Mötley Crüe. “Blow” is Toronto’s answer to the new wave of rock & roll driven by the likes of Greta Van FleetBlacktop MojoDirty HoneyThe Wild, and Them Evils. Entirely independent, dirty rock & roll straight from the heart of Toronto throw “Blow” on rotation and crank up the stereo. ONE IN THE CHAMBER is best enjoyed at 11.

Previously, One In The Chamber has released their award winning and celebrated 2018 debut studio EP, I’ve Got Something To Say….The EP has racked up over 100,000 Spotify streams along with international radio play.
Since Forming in 2015, the band has tirelessly performed throughout Toronto – including performances at The Horseshoe Tavern, Adelaide Hall, and The Opera House – and across Ontario, along with an international performance at The MGM Grand, Las Vegas and their 2019 Summer Tour culminated with their sold-out Indie Week Festival debut opening for The Wild.

One In The Chamber has shared the stage with Scott Weiland, Derek St. Holmes, and Darby Mills, while also appearing on the same festival bill as the likes of The Offspring, Live, Ill Scarlet, and Sumo Cyco. One In The Chamber was also a part of Epidemic Music Group’s Guinness World Record Breaking Concert, which ran for over 16 days.

With the release of “Blow”, One In The Chamber are back having cut their teeth on the live circuit. With a refined and gritty take on the current new wave of classic rock, One In The Chamber are set to make 2020 their biggest year yet.

Southern California based Them Evils are heading back out on tour to kick off the New Year in direct support for Pop Evil.  Along the way they will be setting sail on the Shiprocked Cruise, where two live performances are slated.  The band continues to promote their “Rollin’ Stoned and Livin’ Free” EP as they add the track “Practice What You Preach to their live shows and put the finishing touches on a new song to be released in the late 1st quarter of 2019. The band played more than 100 dates in 2018, including a national tour with stops at Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, and main stage @ Rock On The Range.

Them Evils had a breakout year in 2018 with 1st single and video “Got Me Rockin‘”, which premiered @ Loudwire. Key playlist adds including Spotify Rock Hard, & Riffsplaylists, Alternative Press Discover, and Loudwire Wired WeeklyApple Music Breaking Hard RockPandora New Rock channelGoogle Play Music Rock Hotlist and Hard Rock Hotlist radio, and Slacker radio New Rock Now helped the band gain momentum.  Press looks have included Kerrang, LoudwireAXS, Rock Revolt, Alternative Addiction and others that added to the bands critical acclaim.

Them Evils’ late-night joyride through Rock N’ Roll’s seedy underbelly was born in the shadows of neon vice and nocturnal living in Las Vegas, when Jordan and Jake met in High School.  They started writing and playing together and knew that they had a chemistry that was undeniable. In 2013 they made the move to Southern California to pursue their music professionally – with nothing to fall back on other than their drive and belief in their music and each other. They connected with David through a friend that worked at a bar with Jordan and who knew they were looking for a permanent drummer. Delaney auditioned for Griffin and Massanari, and all 3 knew it was a good fit immediately. The nasty energy befitting their name grew from there.

Inspired by equal parts of rock giants like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and Queens of The Stone Age, among others, the band pays tribute to their roots while carving out their own unique sound.  Them Evils music is at times throwback without being too derivative and is thoroughly modern. “We pretty much made our own scene,” Griffin says. “We started out doing straight up rock and roll, and that’s what we’re still doing… That said, we’re always evolving.”

The band has previously released Two EPs: their debut Cold Black Love(2015) and the self-titled Them Evils (2016). They made inroads @ Active Rock Radio in 2017 with “She Got Nothin“, which peaked @ #22 on the BDS Rock Indicator chart.

They were born for the stage and have been road warriors for the past 4 years – the band have caught the ear of no less an icon than Zakk Wylde, who had them open for Zakk Sabbath in 2017.  They regularly does Club tours, as well as toruing with The Pretty Reckless, Alter Bridge, Red Sun Rising, and 10 Years, among others. The band plans to continue touring, with breaks to finish recording additional new music to be released in the latter part of 2019.

Them Evils Upcoming Tour Dates with Pop Evil: 
1/16 – Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon
1/17 – Denver, CO – Summit Denver
1/18 – Wichita, KS – The CotillionDallas
1/19 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
1/20 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
1/23 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
1/24 – Austin, TX – The Lost Well
1/26 – 1/31 Shiprocked – Cozumel, Mexico
2/02 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
2/05 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
2/07 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
2/08 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
2/09 – Peoria, IL – Monarch Music Hall
2/10 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
2/12 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan
2/13 – Fort Smith, AR – Temple Live
2/14 – Springfield, MO – The Complex Springfield
2/15 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
2/16 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theater
2/17 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
2/20 – Spokane, WA – The Pin!
2/21 – Seattle, WA – The Funhouse
2/22 – Portland, OR – Paris Theatre
2/23 – Boise, ID – The Olympic
2/24 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

DAVID GRIFFITHS

 

Dave Griffiths

Dave Griffiths has worked as a journalist for over twenty years now -covering topics including film, television, music, travel and sport (with a main focus on AFL Football).

That time has seen him host the popular X-Wired television program for seven seasons as well as write for various magazines such as Buzz Magazine, Heavy Mag, Stage Whispers, The Banner and Eternity. Dave is currently the Head Film Writer for Heavy Mag and also writes reviews for Thailand’s The Phuket News newspaper.

He has even branched out into writing online for Subculture Entertainment, Media Search and The Book The Film The T-Shirt. He also worked as the online editor for Entertainment 360 for three years.

Dave’s radio work has seen him work on various radio stations including Talking Lifestyle, 2GB Talk Radio, ,3RPP, Triple R and Light FM. He is currently the co-host of Melbourne’s 94.1FM’s breakfast show ‘The Motley Crew’ and he can sometimes be heard on J-Air’s ‘First On Film’. David is also the co-host of two popular podcasts – ‘The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Film Show,’ and ‘The Popcorn Conspiracy’

As far as Film Reviewing goes David is an elected committee member of AFCA (Australian Film Critics Association and a member of IPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics)/FIPRESCI (Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique).

He has also served as a jury member for a number of international film festivals and is considered an expert on cult cinema, horror movies and Australian films.

Dave is also a keen screenwriter and is currently working on a new comic book series.

 

Currently David Griffiths has 78 Film & TV Reviews on Subculture Entertainment

 

 

Currently David Griffiths has 75 Film Interviews on Subculture Entertainment

 

Currently David Griffiths has 21 Music Reviews on Subculture Entertainment

 

Currently David Griffiths has 142 Music Interviews on Subculture Entertainment

 

 

Currently David Griffiths has 21 Theatre/Comedy Interviews on Subculture Entertainment

 

 

Currently David Griffiths features on 23 episodes of The Popcorn Conspiracy

 

 

 

Currently David Griffiths features on 3 episodes of SUBCULTURE: THE PODCAST