Eyeshield - Sound In The Signals Interview

I recently had the opportunity to interview Eyeshield. We discussed how they formed the band, their new song “Livia Airborne”,  their upcoming EP, and more. Check it out below.

First, thanks for the interview. 

Thanks for reaching out! 

Can you tell me more about how you initially became interested in music and how you started writing songs? How did you form the band? 

We’ve all been writing music of our own for a pretty long time. Two of us are in the band Nazca Plate and the other two of us were in a band called Blood Lake a few years back. Our two bands played shows together often and we all became friends. Then after both of those bands ended up on hiatuses of sorts, by 2022 we decided to assemble the troops and join forces.

You recently released new song “Livia Airborne”. What do you hope fans take away from the song?

Our second single seemed like a decent contrast to the first, which was a little edgier, in like a “311 rips bong too hard” style some might say. It’s a good summation of our influences: aer.clo.eco tapped more into our metal affinities, while Livia is shoegazier. 

You’re going to start recording your debut EP soon. Can you tell us more about the writing process and the lyrical themes you explored?

For the writing process we keep it pretty simple, usually starts with one of us having a riff or loose song structure in mind. It’s pretty much democratic from there. We each kind of tweak our parts and put our own flavor on them. Usually it sounds close to the original vision but at times it will evolve into something completely different. Our lyrics mostly revolve around interpersonal relationships and general frustration over political chicanery.

What's your favorite part of writing/recording songs? What can be the most challenging aspect of the process?

The best part about writing songs is coming together and combining your creative efforts into something greater than the sum of its parts. We have been friends for a while and it’s extremely rewarding to share something special like that with people you care about. The most challenging part is incorporating our respective influences and taking them into consideration when putting on the finishing touches. I think for every band there’s trial and error involved in pinpointing a sound, but we are starting to hone it more and more as time goes on. 

What else is coming up for the band in 2024?

First we are super excited to be recording at Goose Room in NYC, so big shout out to them. Def check out our label, @LabelOfGoods for updates on that. After, we’re definitely trying to expand our horizons and play more shows off the island, in NYC and out of state.

Thanks for taking the time to answer the questions. Is there anything else that you'd like to add?

Appreciate the time and support! 2024 is gonna be a real life cartoon 

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