- You just put out a new single, “Valedictorian”. Where did the inspiration for the song come from?
"Valedictorian” is somewhat of a peek back in history for a brother of one of the members. Something Travis experienced firsthand in seeing, and though the situation dealt a ton of negativity into our atmosphere, He felt releasing that old sitch through the glory of song was the best thing we could do. Here's to you, Red Dress.
What is a Survival Kit live show like?
We get down. Jumping, headbanging, laughing, falling, screaming, and probably losing some cloths. We like to have a good time and we want you to feel free to do so as well at our shows.
Now that “Valedictorian” is released, what are your plans through the remainder of 2017?
We are playing several shows in the Atlanta area and traveling to New York & California to meet professionals in the music industry. We want to gain as much advice as we can before headfirst into the rest of our lives. You can also look forward to one more single if all goes as planned!
How would you describe the band’s sound, without putting it in a genre?
We never want you to hear the same thing twice from here on out. Imagine our sound as a box with 4 different extremes of rock in each corner. Now throw 4 marbles in there and shake the box around. That is kind of what we are going for.
Where did the band name Survival Kit originate from?
It took like 3 months of tossing names back and forth in a group chat. Survival Kit just kind of fits because if we aren’t living for music...what the hell are we living for? It gives us purpose and joy to write and perform.
What has been the band’s favorite memory of 2017?
Tour was sick. It was our first tour as Survival Kit and Chewy & Andy’s first tour ever. We can’t wait to continue playing shows and impacting people’s lives. Keep your eyes peeled for a possible 2018 tour. We expect to do great things!
What made the band want to experiment with different elements and sounds for your new music?
We love all different types of music. Every member has different roots and favorite bands. What better way to utilize that than to make every song different. You will always know it’s Survival Kit by our voices but the music will continue to change for the better. Always expect the unexpected!