Today’s Featured Artist – INTERVIEW – The Rift

Tell Us about:

Your latest single you have released:

Lost Angeles is a pretty ambitious song it will deifnitely take you on a journey with an epic ending.  It’s pretty from the heart dedicated to Kobe, Taylor Hawkins, and Eddie Van Halen all guys who inspired us growing up

Your first single and how you felt when it was released:

Our first single Rock Narcotic came after our first album I felt pretty great about at the time, when Vans Warped Tour came calling we thought hey maybe we’re onto something.  

Your favourite song that you have created that is an album track:

I’d have to say Grim, but it’s not out yet so you’ll have to stay tuned, it’s about the Grim Reaper hating his job, I mean wouldn’t death be just like all of us?  Haha

Your favourite song to play live:

Right Now I think Lost Angeles we like to close with it and people usually strip naked by the end of it, it’s a little messy but we’re ok with it

Your most emotional track:

I’d say how you get down because it makes the ladies tingle, just kiddingbLost Angeles is pretty emotional tribute to those lads we mentioned 

The best lyric you have ever written:

Somebody get me an antithestic so I don’t have to feel this way. Wish I was more appathetic just like everybody else today.

Describe the feeling you get when you walk on stage to do a show:

It’s one of the best feelings in the world truly, and when everybody’s having a good time it’s a high like nothing else

The hardest track to play live:

We have a new one that’s pretty crazy called Plasticity, we’ve also been doing a cover of Blackened by Metallica lately which is also pretty hard live but we love to challenge ourselves that’s how you grow as a band

Essential items you always take on tour with you?

Lucky pair of underwear, gold teeth, just kidding I have a lucky guitar. Pick that I play at every show until I drop it 

Describe your fans in three words:

Simply the greatest

A song by another artist or band you wish you had written:

Byob by System, or Master of Puppets Metallica, haha ok ok 

What we can look forward to from your band this year:

We’re in the process of recording our 2nd full length album which we are pretty excited about

I think it has some really great songs on it, we’re also hoping to land a slot at The Hollywood Bowl this fall you all can help us get there by voting here

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