Mondays mean BandsOnBands, and we’re excited to be posting the PropertyOfZack feature today with Bradley Walden of Squid The Whale. The band just released a new EP called Four More, so make sure to download it here
In this week’s feature, Bradley steps up to talk about Black Veil Brides. Don’t believe it? Well, believe it. Listen to songs by Black Veil Brides here and check out what Bradley had to say about one of his biggest influences below!
From Bradley Walden of Squid The Whale:
When we think of bands that have influenced us, so many come to mind. We grew up listening to what we believed was real, honest music. Acts like Michael Jackson, Joy Division, Led Zeppelin, etc. So naturally when we think influences, we think Black Veil Brides.
“A bleeding heart can conquer every crutch”, lyrics like that just really speak to us and motivate us to be a better band and grow. There’s such honesty and truth to that band. Which is what we think Squid is all about, honesty.
You just know before they’re on stage, they can feel it. Once their make-up is on point, outfits are all in sync, they’re ready to tell a story. You have to respect that, who doesn’t love the 80’s? Who doesn’t miss KISS? I know we do.
Bands like that give us hope. No, we don’t have chains yet. No, we don’t have the leather. You watch a band like that and you realize exactly who you want to be. You realize that you want to work towards the chains. You want to work towards the leather.
It just hit me that you can hear a haunting resemblance to their guitar work and ours, sometimes we find ourselves listening to their record for hours before writing a new song. I don’t want this to turn into a fan boy letter, this is just a great opportunity to praise one of our main influences. We’re thankful for Black Veil Brides, we all need something to strive towards and they give that to us.
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