If You Don’t Know Design The Skyline, then you Don’t Know Nothing!

Written by on November 17, 2011 in Interviews, November 17, 2011 - Comments Off on If You Don’t Know Design The Skyline, then you Don’t Know Nothing!

Design The SkylineGetting their help from the aspect of farm life, Texans Design The Skyline who are signed to Victory Records have released their LP “Nevaeh” they have been hard at work touring and promoting at shows getting everyone in earshot to know all there is to know about Design the Skyline! The band discusses their LP where they got their start in it all and where they want to end up.

All Access Magazine (AAM): So most bands have the average of 5 members but your band takes it above average by having 7 members, why?

We have seven because we have an extra vocalist and a synth player for this reason we use a completely different technique that adds to the current style to today’s music scene. We like to use the synth player because we prefer to have a digital element that takes our music to a whole another level.

AAM: How did you the band get its start, where did you first promote yourselves and how did you go about getting discovered?

It got started because we were all connected through school and our previous bands. We first promoted ourselves through our self-released music video entitled “Surrounded By Silence” which managed to get over 20k views in two weeks. It quickly gathered the attention of Victory Records due to its unique and creative aspects.

AAM: After you got discovered you got signed with Victory Records, how did this happen what was running through your mind when you got word about it?

It was surreal and took a while to settle in. But we quickly adapted, as we had been working hard and were more than ready to go worldwide.

AAM: What about your name, Design The Skyline, what does that represent? Is there a story behind it, you’d like to share?

The name, it basically means to design your own limits. We’re here to inspire people to open their minds and break free from the enslavement of the corrupted modern society and reach for broader aspects of life.

AAM: Tell me about “Nevaeh”. Where does a title like that come in and what about the album artwork you have a bird infused with a heart? What’s up with that?

The name “Nevaeh” could be interpreted into many different forms, it’s basically a universal word based on one’s judgment. The bird with his wings spread symbolizes freedom and the crystal heart with swords piercing through it symbolizes our brave endurance through life’s struggles.

AAM: How would you describe the overall sound of the new album?

We really wanted to step up our game and bring our music to the newest levels.

AAM: Did the band have any definitive goals they were shooting for before the recording process began for this album?

Of course we did, we wanted to make an album that was as explosive and in your face as we could possibly make it, while conveying a bold positive message to our listeners.

AAM: Are you using any new instrumentation you’ve never used in the recording process before?

Nope, all the same.

AAM: When did you start writing for this album? How was the songwriting process different/similar to previous material you may have written or recorded?

The only difference we added to our song writing process was the implementation of a click-track.

AAM: What are your songs about? (What specific themes do they cover?)

Each song speaks for itself. We wanted each track to flow together fluently as if the album is read just as a book.

AAM: Do you write your own songs? (Discuss the songwriting process in detail.)

That’s always been a misconception with us, we do in fact write all of our songs. Actually seven out of ten songs from “Nevaeh” were written before the signing to Victory Records.

AAM: Who are your musical influences?

We have a very wide range of musical influences, it actually all varies through each band member.

AAM: You guys are from Corpus Christi, Texas, did the cows and chickens help you guys make this album?

OH, YES! Wouldn’t have been possible without em!

AAM: Can you go into one or two tracks on the new album? If so, can you give us the track title and brief description of how the track sounds and how it came about?

We have multiple new songs for our next album, although none have any names at the moment we know it will change the music industry of today as we know it. We usually work on our new ideas after we practice our current set.

AAM: Will you be touring this album? Or hitting the road anytime soon?

Already started there’s a lot of dates set up and more coming.

AAM: Are you worried about how the new tracks will translate live?

No, we already played them and they came out amazing!

AAM: How do you describe your music to people?

It’s an experimental concoction of devastatingly melodic and technically challenging metal infused with atmospheric, catchy pop tunes which also included many different electronic/jazz aspects. We’ve gathered the ability to radically change the moods and tempos multiple times during each song to stretch the boundaries and limits to your average song.

AAM: What would you do to Design The Skyline?

It’s very simple, just live life the way you’ve intended it to be and to basically design your own skyline.