What are your names?
So happy to be here! We are Pat, Hans and I am Tyler.
What is the band name?
how did you come up with the band name?
Inspiration struck one day when I saw a painting in downtown Orlando of a boy lost in the woods.
What is your genre of music?
We play indie-rock music.
What made you go in to music?
I think all of us had our different moments, but for me it was seeing Green Days’ Bullet in a Bible live show DVD from their sold-out show at The Milton Keys.
Are you a signed?
Not currently – we are under management, but nothing official yet.
Your brand new single ‘ November Beaches’ ,is out, tell us more about it.
Between Giants was originally my solo project, and I was making mostly pop music. When we formed it into a full band, I knew I wanted the sound to change, but I wasn’t sure what direction I wanted it to go. It happened super organically. We all have very diverse musical backgrounds, and this combination came together into November Beaches. A solid indie-rock track that has given us identity within the infectious bass line and summer ready synth soundscape hans created, the fast nuanced drums of a 90’s rock and roll band that Pat laid down, and my own cadence focus vocal inflections and guitar composition. This track is about missed opportunities and wishing for that moment back.
What was the recording process like?
All production and recording was done in house – it was very fun and relaxed being in this setting. It allowed for a lot of flexibility and freedom when it came to the tracks sound.
What was the writing process like?
Writing was so much fun. Previously it was all just me – but now I can workshop every idea I have. These two can tell me when I’m going way off, and guide me back to where I need to be. Their knowledge is beyond mind in their respective fields, and it is so amazing being able to collaborate in such a free way.
Describe the track in two words.
Who did you work with on the single?
Just the band!
Will we see an EP or Album this year and if so what can we expect?
Yes! We are working on an album/EP right now. We are unsure of what form it will take, but know that we are grinding nonstop for new music.
Will we see any shows or a tour in planning?
We have quite a few shows booked all over New York City, check it out on our bandsintown page. We hope to see you there! As for tour, we do have one in the works for later this summer – keep posted!
If so where will you be heading?
Last year we hit 17 cities up the east coast and met some wonderful people. I’d love to return and pay them all a visit!
What else can we expect in 2019?
Lots. We were nominated for 3 Independent Music Awards, and our debut album just crossed 250,000 streams worldwide. This is just the beginning for us. Expect more shows, more crazy performances, more dope tunes, and much more traveling.
Do you play any instruments?
Yes – quite a few. I play guitar, piano, bass, violin and ukulele. All self-taught! The rest of the band are all multi-instrumentalists as well.
Who are your influences?
I am constantly influenced by basically everything that I hear. Inspiration strikes randomly and often without significance. No real big influences to pay tribute to here.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Most of the time, for me it comes from me needing to say something that was previously unsaid. I am terrible at talking about my feelings, and music allows me to express and process these emotions. But inspiration really can come from anywhere – I’ve written weird songs about nothing many times.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Sold-Out national arena tour.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I have the unfortunate displeasure of a 9-5 job, and also a lot of volunteering. I want to inspire lasting change in the world.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more into the music scene?
There wasn’t really just one song that did it for me. I watched a lot of live performances on YouTube when it first came out, and when I listened to the songs later I would pretend that I was performing them! The first few bands I did this to were Panic! At the Disco and Green Day for sure.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Focus on what you can control. Nothing else matters.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Keep your head up, and surround yourself with a good team. This industry and grind are exhausting, and you can feel very defeated. You need people to pick you up, and keep you focused on what really matters.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“It is what it is.”
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
To Perform like its my last
THE LYRICS (I sometimes forget. Too many beers.)
Myself. (I am very very poor with time management.)
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Instagram is the best place to connect with us! @BetweenGiantsOfficial