After 2 years of touring their previous release “Rollin’ Stoned and Livin’ Free”, rock band Them Evils are kicking things up a notch with their brand-new single “Where Ya Gonna Crash Tonight?” The song shows the band exploring new territories and maturing in their writing, while maintaining the signature sound of “Classic Rock, Modern Roll” that captured the attention of fans around the world.
“Where Ya Gonna Crash Tonight?” is their most upbeat track to date featuring heavy guitar tones, pounding drum sounds, and catchy vocal melodies that stand alone from the band’s previous work. Part of this due to their recent collaborations with Kevin “Thrasher” Gruft (Escape The Fate) Aaron Edwards (Sick Puppies, Black Veil Brides) and producer Jim Kaufman (Danny Worsnop, The Black Moods, Night Riots).
Drummer David Delaney II says “‘Where Ya Gonna Crash Tonight?’ is a song that reflects on our experiences while on tour. There’s always a level of uncertainty when waking up in a bus and heading to the next city to play a show. You never know where a night is going to take you when you are having a good time and living in the moment. But there is an inevitable question that comes up sooner or later – “Where Ya Gonna Crash Tonight?”. The lyrics in the song give details on what we go through on a daily basis living the “Rock N’ Roll” lifestyle that people daydream about. He continues: “When we sat in a writing room with Thrasher and Aaron we instantly hit it off. After slamming a few beers and sharing tour stories we knew that we were going to accomplish exactly what we were setting out to do! Once the writing/demo sessions were over – we immediately set up recording time with our good friend and producer, Jim Kaufman, at his home studio.”
Their previous EP “Rollin’ Stoned and Livin’ Free” was enthusiastically received with placements on Key Rock playlists at all major streaming services, and the band supported that release with more than 100 live dates in 2018 that included a national headlining club tour with stops at Shiprocked, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, and main stage at Rock On The Range. 2019 saw the band supporting Pop Evil, Of Mice and Men, The Black Moods and He Is Legend, as well as festival appearances at Exit 111 and Rock USA. Them Evils plans to continue touring as they soon as they can safely do so, with tours and festival dates currently being explored for the latter part of 2020.
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Learn more about Them Evils in the following All Access interview with member Jordan Griffin:
Thank you for your time. So given these unusual Covid-19 times, what does a typical day look like for you all? How have you adjusted to these times?
Usually wake up, make a pot of coffee, play guitar or read a few chapters. Then I hit the gym, and enjoy a few cold ones! Yeah, I’m well adjusted at this point. Tons of guitar playing, too.
What has been the hardest/most challenging part about being quarantined? Is your city starting to open up more now? Have you been able to get together to play much music together?
We’ve done a few live streams and studio sessions. We don’t practice much because there isn’t much going on right now as far as live shows. The music industry is at a stand-still in some areas. Not playing shows is definitely the most challenging aspect of this quarantine.
How have you been able to use social media during these unprecedented times? Are you finding that you use it even more to stay connected to fans and other musicians?
I’m not a big social media guy, that’s Jake’s forte and he’s really good at it. I use it sparingly, mostly to look at guitars and fitness regimens. I don’t care what people are up to nor do I care if they care about what I’m up to. 😉
Have you had to cancel a lot of shows this spring and summer? I see that you do have a few shows scheduled for this fall, if the cities will allow them to go on – are you hopeful they still will? Are you starting to schedule any bigger shows for 2021 yet?
Yes, we’ve cancelled a tour with the Pretty Reckless in May and September. We have no idea at this point when things will be re-scheduled. We need to make sure we stay safe as a band and ensure the safety of our fans – that’s really important to us. Unfortunately, right now it looks like we won’t have any shows re-booked until sometime in 2021.
Since we are all desperately missing live music, can you recall a favorite show of yours from the past? What do you think ultimately makes for a great show for you?
My last favorite show was the Exit 111 festival that was held last year near Nashville. Tyler Bryant, ZZ Top, and The Cadillac Three all played. It was killer to share the same stage with so many bands I look up to.
How did you guys go about choosing your band name, Them Evils? Was it a hard decision to come to? What other names were you considering?
My mother named the band. Her phone autocorrected the word “Temecula” to Them Evils. As soon as she told me that we changed the band name!
Let’s talk about your newest single, “Where Ya Gonna Crash Tonight?” What was the inspiration for it? How would you say that it compares to anything else you have released? How does it show your growth as a band and your experiences on the road?
Our inspiration for most songs is being on the road and partying… It never ends. Meeting new people and then going to random houses – going to all the bars and getting free drinks… It’s really about that lifestyle. Compared to our earlier songs, “Where Ya Gonna Crash” is a bit more modern sounding. Newer tones, melodies, and an overall approach that’s moving away from the classic rock sound and more towards modern hard rock.
Do you plan on releasing more new music soon and an EP or full album later this year or next? Have you been able to work on new songs lately?
Ya’ll will definitely hear new songs! We are currently working on mixing and mastering previously recorded songs. You know how it goes… It’s a waiting game and its takes a lot of time to make something sound worth it. It’s a process that takes a while because we’re always sharing song ideas and new inspiration.
How do you think future music is going to be influenced by this incredible and absolutely necessary Black Lives Matter movement that the US and even the world is going through now? Is it inspiring you and your music today at all?
Absolutely. I think there’s so much confusion, hate, and unknowingness going around amongst people that its provoking strong emotions in everyone. On the opposite side there’s also lots of love being shown like we’ve never seen before. New forms of art and music will come from this because people have more to say.
If you could get into the studio with any artist today and collaborate on a new song, who would it be and why? What bands consistently inspire you all?
Rick Ruben. He’s the GOAT of all time for me as far as music production. He’s made some of the best albums ever recorded! My inspiration comes from several 90’s bands like Alice In Chains, Soundgarden and Nirvana. Honestly, if its great music then I’m inspired, no matter what the genre.
What would your dream music video look like right now?
Everybody having fun together and loving each other. Partying and sharing drinks without worrying about catching COVID 19 – or worrying about skin color and other differences that separate us.
Would you like to share anything else about yourself or your music with our readers?
Just stay tuned and stay safe! We’re going to be releasing new music to keep you entertained throughout this quarantine. Follow us on social media and check out our website – stay in touch and stay connected!