Living Dead Lights appeared on Gosh!Radio Meet the Music on Jun. 9th 2011
By Robin Rowe
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Gosh!Radio) 2011/6/8 – “Punk Rock Metal,” says bass guitarist Martin Kelly when asked to describe the style of Living Dead Light’s music. Lead guitarist Alan Damien adds that they don’t like to label the music, however, since there are so many ways to interpret it.
“The whole idea of this band is that we wanted to make something like a family,” says Damien.
Gosh!Radio host Gabrielle Pantera interviewed Living Dead Lights members Alan Damien and Martin Kelly and took callers’ questions on Meet the Music. Gosh!Radio serves callers in 15 countries.
Living Dead Lights’ Musical Message
What inspires Living Dead Lights’ music? “The simple answer is just life,” says Damien. “Personal experiences or people close to the band.” Damien lists the Beatles, Guns and Roses, and Marilyn Manson as important musical influences for him. He calls them “[bands] who had stuff to say,” and wants to follow that example.
Damien says that “there are a lot of bands out there, like indie bands and newer bands trying to do their things, and I totally respect that.” “The problem [in much of popular music] is that people aren’t really expressing their own individuality.” “You’ve just gotta do your own thing, and do what you want to do, not because other people tell you that it’s cool to do that, but because you like doing that.” “Make it raw and genuine and have a point to it.” Kelly asks “what’s life without a little oomph?”
Their process of song writing was covered by Kelly and can be summarized as write drunk and record sober.
Albums and Distribution
Living Dead Lights’ debut album is the eponymous Living Dead Lights. Their album was recorded by Bradley Cook (Foo Fighters, Tool), mixed by Fred Archambault (Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones) and mastered by Eddy Schreyer (Jane’s Addiction, Korn). The music is available worldwide from their website and iTunes.
Performances and History
Living Dead Lights has performed in venues throughout L.A., including The Roxy Theatre. They are planning a European tour.
- www.facebook.com/LIVING-DEAD-LIGHTS (lists upcoming shows)
About Meet the Music
About Meet the Music
The show premiered in June of 2011. The 1-hour weekly music talk show Meet the Music is hosted by Gabrielle Pantera who interviews bands, singers, musicians, composers, songwriters, and music executives. Show co-hosts vary. Sound engineer David Williams. Producer Robin Rowe. Executive Producer Gabrielle Pantera. The show broadcasts live from Melrose Music Studios at Raleigh Studios Hollywood. Raleigh Studios is a historic studio lot where TV shows such as Castle, Closer and Private Practice are currently in production.