EMQ’s with DIG TWO GRAVES
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Central New Jersey based, Progressive Metalcore band Dig Two Graves. Huge thanks to guitarist Jaybee and drummer Kenny for taking part.
What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
Jaybee: I’m Jaybee and I play guitar and write everything and am the cutest. Also, Kenny’s here and answering stuff, he plays drums. We started the band maybe 2 years ago now, we’ve been playing a bunch, recording a bunch of music, and just trying to have a good time.
How did you come up with your band name?
Jaybee: I came up with it and I thought it sounded cool and edgy.
What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
Kenny: United States
Jaybee: The scene kinda sucks. I see crazy crowds in Europe or South America where people turn up and go wild for shows. Shows here are cool but it’s a little harder to get everyone out and get them into it.
What is your latest release (Album, EP, Single, Video)
Kenny: We released an EP entitled “Deathwish” last year.
Jaybee: We’re currently working on our first full-length album; it’s coming out extra thick.
Who have been your greatest influences?
Kenny: Make Them Suffer, Veil of Maya, Fall out Boy, Asking Alexandria, Avenged Sevenfold
Jaybee: Kero Kero Bonito, 100gecs, Dir En Grey, Luna Sea, Death Grips, and The Gazette.
What first got you into music?
Kenny: I had a drum set as a kid and got back into it around the age of 15/16 because two of my friends played guitar.
Jaybee: That was me, I was one of the friends.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
Kenny: Kero Kero Bonito.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Jaybee: Coachella yuhhh.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Jaybee: Not really a gift but one time I signed a fan’s cheese omelette with a sharpie, and they ate it.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Kenny: Hold tight for our debut LP. We’re very happy with how it is coming out so far.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Kenny: The Rev (Avenged Sevenfold)
Jaybee: K (Pay Money to My Pain) or Hide (X Japan)
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Kenny: Playing shows with a crowd that is really into it.
Jaybee: I like playing the lowest note on my guitar and making it sound all gross. I don’t like recording albums, it’s annoying, I like writing and playing.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Jaybee: I wish it was slightly more merit based as opposed to popularity based but I guess that’s part of running a business.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Kenny: “Infinity On High” – Fall Out Boy.
Jaybee: “Bonito Generation” – Kero Kero Bonito is the best album ever made.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Kenny: Downloads for convenience, Vinyl for quality.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Kenny: Not sure.
Jaybee: I enjoyed college a lot, I’d probably be studying something, I don’t know what though.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Jaybee: Sarah Bonito, Dustie Waring, Yvette Young, Tim Henson, and Ricky Berwick.
What’s next for the band?
Kenny: We are currently working on our debut full length album.
Jaybee: I wanna make a couple stupid music videos for it too, so I’ve been planning that out.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Kenny: We mostly promote through Instagram and Facebook and most of our listeners are on Spotify and Youtube.
Jaybee: I don’t really like computer garbage or modernity in general, so I let Kenny do most of that.
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Jaybee: Never had one, but I Googled it and they look like a COOKIE to me. That’s right, a COOKIE.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Jaybee: Thanks for reaching out for the interview, I’d love to do it again. Big shoutout to Ever Metal. Big shoutout to Seth Lugo. Peace.
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