Posted On 27 Dec 2017
Before even having a full length album to release, Sir Cadian Rhythm (SCR) kicked open the doors of rock and roll in their home state of New York and opened for Billboard’s Hot 100 artist, Andy Grammer, in front of a crowd of 2,000. From there, the five-piece rock band steadily moved up to bigger venues to accommodate their fast-growing fan base. All five members instantly found inspiration from groups like The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus and Coldplay, which led to the discovery and shaping of their own, individual sound, which infuses pop with alt rock.
Consistently releasing new music ever since, lead vocalist, Jack Weppler; guitarist, Alex Laudani; bassist, Richie Cluxton; keyboard and trombonist, Matthew Carlin and drummer, Micah Cowher, continue to reveal an unmatched mix of loose cannon riffs and supremely catchy melodies that keep so many adoring audiences around the country coming back for more. Fresh off an incredible sync placement for their jam “Not Quite Done Yet“ in the game Nascar Heat 2, the band just unleashed their latest single “Church“ which showcases what this band is all about.
Learn more about Sir Cadian Rhythm in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time for this All Access interview! Where does this interview you today? Is there music playing in the background? What is it? What is one song that you are loving right now? What is a song that you disagree about loving right now?
Hey, Thank YOU!
How did this group first come to be? Can you recall the moment when you all thought you could be in a band together? Was it hard to come up with a name that you could all agree on? How did you come up with your band name?
We formed around 3 years ago this February . Our line up changed a bit during the course of that time but once we brought together the current line up we knew we had something special. It was difficult to come up with a name obviously at first. We must have come up with +200 names before we settled on Sir Cadian Rhythm. Our name is a play on the word “circadian rhythm” which is your bodies internal clock. We love to create music that is both infectious and controlling, something that could honestly effect your circadian rhythm, hence the name.
How do you think this band has been influenced by the city you are from? How did that particular music scene affect you all?
We hail from middle class suburbia where there isn’t much to glamour about. There isn’t much of a music scene out here. Probably about as much as there is in any other suburban neighborhood. I think that contributes greatly to our drive and ambition. To break out and expand our music to any and all scenes.
How does 2017 compare to last year? What all are you most excited about for 2018? Will any of you make New Year’s Resolutions?
Every year we continue to grow in our writing, our performances and most importantly our chemistry and friendship. We’re five brothers who just love to write and perform music together. Off of that foundation we found ourselves kicking open 2017 opening for Billboard 100 artist Andy Grammer which was an awesome way to start the year. We finally started touring and hitting the road more frequently. Our fan base grew exponentially and our single “Not Quite Done Yet” is now featured in the video game NASCAR HEAT 2! All these things and more and we’re still climbing. Our resolution is to continue to raise the bar for ourselves every step of the way.
What was the inspiration for your latest single “Church”? Can you talk about how it went from being just an idea in your heads to a full blown song?
I was going through a tough transitional period in my life. I was very uncertain with my life choices up to that point and wasn’t sure if I was doing what I wanted to do or what I needed to do. That level of indecision brought about Church. I wanted a song to be as mighty and controlling as indecision itself. A crisis of confidence. That is what Church is.
What was it like making the music video for “Church”? How creatively involved were you all with the process?
It was very humbling. To have others be passionate about something they’re creating with you. To see the crew and our director create something out of nothing from our music was just surreal. We had a lot of creative involvement. If there was anything we didn’t like then it didn’t happen. But that rarely happened. We saw eye to eye with virtually everything our director Nick Westfall had thought of.
When do you hope to release more new music and a full album of new songs?
We’re looking to release another single come this February 2018. We’ve been in the studio all year and are sitting on a lot of new music we’re really excited for everyone to hear. Whether we release another EP or our first full length album is still up in the air. But whatever we do put out it’s going to be our best work yet. We’ve really come into our own with these new songs, they’re coming out even better than we could have hoped.
Who would you love to work with in the future? Who are some of your favorite artists right now? What would be a dream collaboration for this group?
That’s a great question. There are certainly plenty of renown producers we’d kill to work with ala Rick Rubin, Flood, etc. Some of our favorite artists right now are The Killers, Lewis Del Mar, K.Flay, The Struts. Incubus is a big inspiration for us, we fantasize about one day opening up for them. That would probably be the top dream collaboration if we had to choose.
While this may be difficult to answer, where do you think you are all happiest- on stage performing, in the studio recording or elsewhere?
This might be corny but I would say when we are together. We’re all best friends outside of the studio and stage. We have fun all over. In the studio we express our creativity and writing chemistry. On stage we leave all our problems at the door and just have the time of our lives. Elsewhere we are just five dudes goofing around and hanging out like any other 20 something year old.
Do you have any other touring plans to end the year with? Where can people see you perform live next?
We are taking December as the resting month. We’ll be at Knitting FactorJan 11th in NYC as well as Jan 19th at Garcias at the Capitol Theater in Portchester NY.
We are living in a crazy and at times rough world right now so I am curious how you think being in this band gives you the most joy in life today? Do you think that new music being created today is going to reflect this difficult time?
Our next single funny enough is very much a reflection of the times. As an artist, there’s no way to ignore your environment in its involvement of your creative process. It is a huge influence, I’m sure not just for us but artists all over currently.
What do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope people continue to take away from your songs?
If you can relate to the song all while feeling something. Whether it be the need to move, or emote some sort of vehemence expression. Maybe a moment of reflection or even just a damn good time. If we can get any of that out of you, enough to hit the repeat button then we’ve done our job.
Would you like to share anything else with our readers about this band or your music?
Off the top of my head I’d say come see a show when we are in a town near you! Also be sure to follow us on Instagram @scrband and throw us a Like on Facebook. That’s how you’ll be able to keep yourself up to date on all our new performances and future music!