What are your names?
Josh Charles, Ethan Allen, Steven Davis
What is the band’s name?
How did you come up with the bands name?
Steven’s birth name was Asher
What is your genre of music?
Darkwave, Indie Rock, New Wave
Give us a little bio about you.
ASHRR was born in LA and our goal is to create art that makes us say “ yeah , that’s the shit! “ We have such different backgrounds but what makes the band special is the unique sound we create when we’re together and there’s a common goal of making sure everything we release is 100% the best art we can make. We’re not kids and we have tons of experience but we approach our band as it’s a completely new animal and the possibilities are limitless.
What made you go into music?
I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.
Are you a signed?
We are independent on our own label First Second
You released your new single ‘Sacrifice’, tell us more about the single.
This song is very personal to us as artists who have all gone through the mill to follow our dreams and come out on top.
What is the meaning behind the single?
In the end , it’s all worth the sacrifice
Describe the track in two words.
What was the writing process like?
I had the basic demo of the song for months and we kept going back and forth on what the feeling of the music was and Sacrifice was born.
What was the recording process like?
Ethan and I always get together and create the music in the studio with Steven on the vocals and on this one , we got Blair Sinta to come in and play the drums as well.
Who did you work with on the single?
Ethan and myself along with Blair on drums.
We also see a music video, what was the creative process like?
Our feeling on videos is that they are art and separate from the music itself. However, we got a cool concept for the track from our director and we decided to roll with it. Ultimately, we let the director’s vision take shape and then we add our comments once we approve the concept and add some suggestions here and there on the editing process before a final video is complete.
Will we see an EP or Album anytime soon and if so what can we expect?
We are working on new music as we speak with an aim to have an EP out in the early Spring
Do you have any shows coming up?
We’re taking the holidays to record and then we’ll be playing lots of shows in the early new year around LA and Southern California.
If so where will you be heading?
In addition, looking at festivals, East Coast and Europe
What else can we expect in 2019/Early 2020?
Our goal is to release a new EP in early spring as our sound continues to grow and develop. We’ve been a band for just a year now and we’re just starting to find our way.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any upcoming artists?
not right now but that is always something we’re open to if we find the right artist.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
Yes, we’d absolutely be open to collaboration and they just need to send me an email.
Do you play any instruments?
Yes, Piano, Guitar, Bass , Programming, Vocals
Who are your influences?
Everyone from The Police to Monk to Dr. John To The Cure
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Songs just happen when they happen. I will put the work in daily to try and be creative and some days the magic is there and some days you just need to walk away and try again the next day.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I’d love to see ASHRR playing all the major festivals and have a cohesive body of work.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Hang out with my wife and dog and watch movies, go to dinner, travel, working out,
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
“ shit never goes down the way you think it goes down and the sooner you can accept that you’ll be alright “ Dr. John
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
It’s a really hard industry so just be yourself and make sure you’re making the best music you can possibly make and don’t rush the process.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“ life is what happens when you’re busy making plans “ John Lennon
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
I grew up in Kansas City and i’d go there for the best BBQ at Joe’s.
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? Home
2/ Who do you see first? My wife and dog
3/What do you eat first? Steak
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Guitar picks, IEM , guitar stands, keyboard stands, throat spray