Touring with the likes of rock giants Muse has got to be both exciting and nerve wracking all at the same time, which is why we were interested in knowing a little bit more about the female led rock band, Dead Sara. So, before their show in Tampa, we were able to fire over some questions via email and get to know this up-and-coming four piece. If you’re not familiar with the group just yet, know that their music is powerful, guitar driven, and features wailing gritty vocals from lead singer Emily Armstrong. Their live show in Tampa before Muse was electric and entertaining, and left us quite impressed.
Before we bore you with more details from our mouths, take a moment to hear it from theirs.
TMN: Thank you so much for taking some time to sit down with us. Right off the bat, we’d like to know what it’s like to be asked to tour with a band like Muse. We’re you nervous, intimidated or just downright excited when you got the news?
DS: Definitely both, all the above. It was quite the adjustment.
TMN: Talk to us about your musical production. Does Siouxsie lay down her monster riffs before hand or does Emily lay down the lyrics first?
DS: Riffs usually come first and then from there we jam and the lyrics flow.
TMN: Did you guys grow up around music? Was it something that your parents encouraged from an early age, or did you get into it later in life?
DS: Later, around 11. I’m pretty sure we all discovered it on our own.
TMN: Name your top three musical influences.
DS: Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Cocteau Twins
TMN: Alright, this one is a little off the wall but we ask everyone this question. If your music were an animal, what would it be?
DS: A lion, ’cause I love Leos in general.
TMN: Ok, back to the tour. What are your tour bus refrigerator staples?
DS: Well we haven’t really had time to fill it, hahhaa. But coffee, soy milk, water, hummus
TMN: On your facebook page you’ve stated your interests as, “Tour the world and play your house party.” Tell us about your first house party gig.
DS: It was a Halloween night in the back of somebody’s apartment in Hollywood. At the time we were like “This is so many people!” and it was about 100 people. It was the biggest crowd we had played to and we were totally stoked!
TMN: Alright, thank you so much for taking some time to chat with us here at TMN. Anything you’d like to tell our readers?
DS: Look out for our next single Lemonscent, we just finished the video. Should be out soon, hope you like it.