For Fans Of: Hail The Sun / Fall of Troy / A Lot Like Birds
With razor-sharp technical ability, mathy constructions and groove to spare, Adventurer are carving out their place in the post-hardcore ranks alongside bands like Hail The Sun, Fall of Troy, A Lot Like Birds, Royal Coda and early iterations of Dance Gavin Dance. We now chat to Steven Christy about the early days, touring and new track, ‘Voices Over Infinite Distance’.
Words: Renette van der Merwe
Explain the band name – wrong answers only. Also tell us a little more about how long you’ve been going for, the music you play and more.
So I don’t have a crazy explanation about the band name, but the name is actually the only reason we started jamming together. 7 years ago I was playing in another band and our old drummer tried out for that band and said to me that I should come jam with him and Jeff and that they were called Adventurer. I heard the name and said I’m in.
Do you remember that lightbulb moment where you realised music was what you wanted to do?
I can’t say it was a lightbulb moment exactly, but I remember how cool I thought Sonny Moore was when I first saw him in the video for ‘Ride The Wings of Pestilence’ by From First to Last. I watched videos of him jumping off the Smart Punk Stage at Warped Tour and all I could think was how much I wanted to be just like that guy.
“…they take the best elements of The Fall Of Troy, add in a few sprinkles of pop punk and fuse them together into a perfect concoction.”
Who’s on your Mount Rushmore if it was a music memorial and why?
– Sonny Moore is up there obviously
– Thomas Erak is a big inspiration of mine and a really close friend, he’s gotta be there.
– Ben Jorgensen from Armor For Sleep, they are in my top two favorite bands of all time and I love Ben’s songwriting and lyrical content.
What’s the coolest show you’ve ever played?
I’d say the coolest was Night of Blue Swan 2019 with The Fall of Troy, Royal Coda, and Hail The Sun in Los Angeles. We were just openers but the crowd was wild. Runner up is a house show we played right before COVID, packed garage show in riverside, CA, the energy was just so wild in a small house show like that.
You recently released ‘Voices Over Infinite Distance’. What inspired you to write it?
‘Voices Over Infinite Distance’ has been a song we’ve been messing around with for a couple of years now, but just came together recently; it’s about losing important people in your life but learning to live with it because you know you couldn’t give them what they needed either. Our music is very inspired by real-life heartbreak and events. Life is hard and this song embraces that fact.
Settle an argument for us (and the rest of the world)… clowns, fun or creepy?
Clowns… definitely creepy, haha
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