What are your names?
Tyler Small- Vocals
Chase Papariello- Vocals
Kenjamin Smiertelny- Bass
Robbie Litchfield- Guitar
Sam Whelton- Drums
What is the band’s name?
How did you come up with the band’s name?
It actually was on a list, it happened to be the favorite, “saving” is an adjective that many people don’t know.
What is your genre of music?
We mainly refer to ourselves as metalcore but we’ve been called trap metal, popcore, nerdcore, deathcore, and even hardcore. None are entirely wrong though and that’s the point.
Give us a little bio about you.
Eyes Up! This has been the motto since the beginning for Vermont-based metalcore outfit Saving Vice.Although the band is from a state that is often overlooked, they have been making waves in the New England music scene and beyond. From landing #8 on the Billboard Charts after the release of their debut EP Colder Than Dark, to accumulating over 1.2 million streams on their debut LP Hello There, and playing a handful of major festivals with acts like Underoath and August Burns Red, the band has proven that through hard work and determination anything is possible no matter where you are from. Following the success of their debut LP, the band released a handful of projects throughout the quarantine and most recently released their single “Phantom Pain” which incorporates elements from multiple alternative genres to create their most unique song to date. The effort has accumulated over 250,000 YouTube views and over 65,000 Spotify streams. They don’t plan on slowing down any time soon and aim to keep showing the world that they have a lot of versatility to offer. Stay Tuned. The catchiest and heaviest Saving Vice is yet to come.
What made you go into music?
We all had our reasons, I think the one thing we all have in common is we’re addicted to it and can’t give it up.
Who are your influences?
There are far too many to list, especially between the five of us. Having said that I’d say our most prevalent and obvious influences as of late are Bring Me The Horizon, Linkin Park, nothing, nowhere. and a lot of poppy/hip hop style verses and choruses.
Are you signed?
We have yet to be approached with anything we’re interested in and we take a lot of pride in our DIY infrastructure.
You released your new single ‘White Rabbit’, tell us more about the single.
It was our first clean song that had radio possibilities that included Chase. It very much was inspired by the likes of Linkin Park, Get Scared, and pop music.
What is the meaning behind the single?
The “white” rabbit essentially represents finding a way out of your own head when you know you’re being seduced by your bad habits or vices.
What was the writing and recording process like?
I wrote the chorus and started the first verse and Chase filled in the rest with me. It was one of our more collaborative songs which often are our strongest. We look forward to seeing fans start to pick out who wrote/recorded what songs or parts.
Describe the track in two words.
Who did you work with on the single?
We self-produced this track and had it mixed by our previous producer Randy Pasquarella over at Pasquarella Recordings. (https://www.pasquarellarecordings.com/ )
Will we see a Music video for ‘‘White Rabbit’, what can we expect from the creative process?
The video is out now, check it out if you can 🙂
Will we see an album or EP this year and if so what can we expect from it?
No, and I don’t know? Maybe.
Do you have any live shows or a tour coming up and if so let us know where we can catch you at?
We are currently booking additional dates for the salvaged Born Dead Tour. Due to our van breaking down we’ve spent the first two weeks of the tour in Texas. We will be playing all remaining dates of the Dropout Kings tour starting this weekend, in addition to some surprises.
What else can we expect in 2022?
If all goes to plan which it rarely does, west coast tour dates and some really cool new music.
Will we see any collaborations and if so, can you tell us more about them?
Can’t say yet, but we have ideas.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Headlining the shows we’re trying to open right now.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Your gear, your merch, your spare shirt, your in-ear plugs, and your Vice of choice lol
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
You can follow the band here: https://beacons.ai/savingvice/