and Loudwire’s Best New Artist nominee, Devour the Day was formed by Blake Allison and Joey Chicago in 2012 and recently released their first album Time and Pressure. Having heard their single ‘Good Man’ countless times, it being my father’s new favorite song and ringtone, I was genuinely interested in seeing what else these guys had up their sleeves.
I thoroughly enjoyed the set list and their stage performance was admirable. The presentation wasn’t that of a simple performance, but more exclaimed a “this is my passion, let me share it with you” sort of vibe, which I – as well as anyone with a love of music – could appreciate. Full of life and emotion, each song played felt personal.
There were a few fun surprises to keep it all exciting. One was the group being joined
by All Hail The Yeti bassist, Nicholas Diltz, for ‘Good Man’; another the typical stage dive,
which though not so surprising, sure added some thrill to my night. At the time I was busying
myself taking pictures of the other musicians on stage, when out of the corner of my eye I see
Blake motioning out into the crowd. The next moment I’m being pulled out of the way as he
leaps over my head and just when I thought the peril was over, I find myself dodging a mic
chord, narrowly escaping strangulation (a bit of an exaggeration, but you catch my drift).
I had been warned of happenings such as this, so I thought nothing of it, and actually joked
about it with another photographer in the pit. For me it only added to my experience and gave me something to tell my friends and family about later. I did later receive a sincere apology
and a huge hug from Blake, though unnecessary, was appreciated.
I would most certainly keep an eye out for these guys, and if you have the chance, make sure
to catch Devour the Day on one of their future tour dates:http://devourtheday.com/tour/
Written by: Shannon Rae