Hailing from Owego New York, Life Underfoot is a “Emo band” includes members Andre Judge on Vocals and Guitar, Emory Davies on Bass and Backing Vocals and James E. Pilipovic on Drums. They started producing music early 2017 and since then have just been trying to make a name for themselves and creating music to be proud of. Recently, Life Under Foot has released an amazing new EP titled Peaks and Valleys on Bandcamp that is gaining some note and is available to the public that wants inventive music from a group that looks to inspire.
We spoke with the band and they had this to say of their music and what they want to express.
IPM: What inspired you to write music like you do
Well we’re all just really big fans of music!! When you watch videos of bands like Nirvana, Metallica and Blink 182. You’re like wow!! I wish I can do that and just to be able to on a small scale is just as rewarding especially when people connect to something you write, even if it’s in a way different then how we meant it.
IPM: Tell us about the other members of the band.
Well there’s Andre Judge our guitarist and lead vocalist. He’s kind of like the guy who composes most of the music. Emory our bassist handles mostly bass parts and assist Andre with the lyrics once the instruments are done. He also handles most of the design work for our band. Then there’s James!! James is the musical brains behind the group and keeps Emory and Andre on track! He’s a super talented multi-instrumentalist, which comes in handy. Without James our songs would be half as good sounding (laughs).
IPM: What are or were some of the challenges for you in producing or performing while keeping true to your vision of your music.
Setting ourselves apart from most people we play with! We didn’t want to reinvent anything or do something way out there. At first we weren’t sure and worried people thought it was trash. But After a few shows and just a lot of nice things being said we realized we did exactly what we wanted and since haven’t worried.
IPM: Tell us about some of your recent shows and performances.
We played a show with a few hardcore/punk bands in Binghamton where Andre smashed his guitar and let’s say those kids loved it. We’re not a hardcore band but we’ll def bring the energy of one. Then we actually had a fairly decent sized mosh pit when we played in Syracuse, and all we did was ask nicely ha ha. Never hurts to say please.
IPM: Any new album plans in addition to the new album progressing on Bandcamp?
We actually just finished up writing and tweaking the songs we want to record for our next EP hopefully to have out in early 2019. But there is our most recent one we recorded at the Lumberyard in New Jersey. Great place to check out and recorded….especially if you love Man Overboard as much as us. We also have a show Nov 17th at HCS skatepark in Vestal NY. So if you’re in the area come hang with us and our friends in, Promises Unsaid, K9, and The Shuvits!!
IPM: Any “strange tales” or things that may have happened during a show that seemed too weird to be true?
Well you ever see people twerk to an Emo band? Neither have we till Syracuse and Emory laid out his tasty bass solo in our song “Clock Face”. That was rad!!
IPM: Where do you see your music going, where would you like to be in the near future, goals, dreams and passions?
Hopefully to the other side of the country and beyond!!! But our biggest goal as a band is to be remembered as New York legends. Up there with Glassjaw, Taking Back Sunday, and Brand New.
IPM: What would you like our readers to know about you.
That we’re no different than any of you!! Just some guys from a small town (WE DON’T HATE OUR HOME TOWN HAHAHHA, OWEGO IS BEAUTIFUL)!! But like to travel, play music and meet new friends. So please feel free to say hi or let us know if you want to play a show with us if you’re another band! Or see us if you’re a music fan!!
IPM: Where can our readers find your music?
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