Started in 2008, theFIVE10.com has helped music fans connect with artists, bands, and comedians through a fun conversation about their careers and where the music industry is headed. Former guests of theFIVE10 Radio included The Pharcyde, Imagine Dragons, Natasha Leggero, and many many more!
Episode 30: theFIVE10 Podcast with January Jane
New York's January Jane have taken a pretty unorthodox path to stardome. The trio met at a loft party in New York, started writing songs, and within a few minutes figured out that they were onto something. With their new EP "Your Drug" having been recently released by iconic label BMG the band are set to get back on the road in 2022 with plans to put out a full length.
JC got a chance to sit down with the band to talk about the role Matt Pinfield is playing, how they've stayed connected to their fans during the pandemic, and why they believe this band is on a rocketship. All of this and much more on the latest episode of theFIVE10 podcast!
Episode 29: theFIVE10 Podcast with Eyes Wide Open
Their music carries the torch from the Swedish melodic death metal scene, mixing it with modern sounds and new influences inspired from metalcore. Catchy melodies, heavy drumming, pumping rhythm and versatile vocals are merging into an own style that excites fans around the globe. The lyrics are handling topics of inner and outer conflicts such as the search for personal dreams and the confrontation with fears and demons.
JC got a chance to sit down with lead singer, Erik Engstrand about what makes Sweden such a great place for heavy metal, how the band stayed connected with their fans during the pandemic, and where he believes the music industry is headed in the future. All this and much more on this episode of theFIVE10 Podcast!
Episode 28: theFIVE10 Podcast with The Undertaking
If you dig Glassjaw, Every Time I Die, Refused, and early Maylene & The Sons of the Disaster, then The Undertaking! will be your new favorite band, thanks to the noisy, push and pull of their sound.
The Undertaking!'s founding members — Brent Jasperse (drums), Keith Butsko (guitar), and Austin Visser (vocals) — were in the band before they even knew they'd created it, having spent their youths playing songs in each other's childhood homes. It wasn't until a revelation in early 2018 that the trio realized they'd been crafting something for decades: legitimate music. They invited James Moyer (bass) and Johnny Mercuri (guitars, vocals) to the party and formally established The Undertaking!.
In 2019, they released an EP, became a staple in the San Diego music scene, and immediately caught the eye of Solid State Records. After signing with the label in 2020, they began recording their debut full-length, Funeral Psalms. The album is all grit and all punch, with lyrics that dig deep and music that swings for the fences. Themes of anxiety and depression are wrapped in a record laced with pop and '90s punk, capitalizing on the freedom to vocalize lament while having a good time. The Undertaking! aim to tell the truth with all fun, no frills, and a bunch of cordless guitars.
JC got a chance to sit down with Austin to talk about being locked down, how they've stayed connected with their fans, and their new album.
Episode 27: theFIVE10 Podcast with DED
DED has only been together a little more than four years since the release of their debut album, Mis-An-Thrope, but it is clear that their take-no-prisoners approach has already turned a lot of heads.
Originating from Phoenix, AZ, the foursome embodies elements of rock, alternative, and metal, with pop melodies, hooks and choruses, cloaked in some of the densest, most histrionic, headbanging music on the planet. But when you dig beneath the aggressive surface, DED’s unexpectedly soulful music is about bringing hope, relief and self-awareness, often speaking to and about the young generations that are contending with many deeply embedded issues in today’s society. Rather than the nihilistic, anarchical hellraisers DED might seem to be upon first glance, they’re actually mythical heroes desperately trying to save society, not take it down. Joe Cotela (vocals), David Ludlow (guitar), Kyle Koelsch (bass), and Matt Reinhard (drums) are building a community by offering comfort in times of despair.
JC sat down with lead singer Joe Cotela to talk about the formation of DED, what it was like to work with producer John Feldmann of Goldfinger, and their upcoming tour with Black Veil Brides.
Episode 26: theFIVE10 Podcast with THECITYISOURS
THECITYISOURS is a five-piece metal band from London who quickly garnered attention and growing support for peers, industry, and fans alike, thanks to a high-octane live show and the success of their debut album. Low smashed into the Top 5 of the iTunes metal charts with several singles appearing in editorial playlists of Amazon, Deezer and Spotify — including covers on New Core and Metal UK.
Following the departure of long-standing vocalist Sam Stolliday, THECITYISOURS unexpectedly found themselves in unknown territory. Twelve months on, they are back with the introduction of new vocalist Oli Duncanson and ready to welcome a brand new era of TCIO.
JC got a chance to sit down with guitarist and founding member, Mikey Page to chat about how the band was formed, the addition of Oli at lead singer, and their hopes of getting back in front of fans as soon as possible!
Episode 25: theFIVE10 Podcast with All Good Things
Fresh off the success of "For the Glory" which was a featured track during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, LA based All Good Things are getting ready to hit the road with P.O.D. which will give their fans the first time to see the band live and in person.....ever. Sure they have played a couple of shows, but for the most part fans from all over the world have yet to see a band they've played through streaming platforms or heard on the radio millions of times. Now with a Billboard #1 hit to add to their resume the band is ready to hit the road with their hard hitting sound to support their new album, A Hope In Hell.
JC got a chance to speak with lead singer Dan Murphy about their unorthodox rise to notoriety, how they plan to take in the opportunity to tour, and more.
JC knows how to pull the right questions out of people and help them break down their walls to share things that aren’t typically shared in other interviews. These episodes are fun to listen and you learn a lot about artists, bands, and people you may have never heard of before.