We formed as a rock cover band in 2011, just a group of guys looking to play some cover songs around town having a good time. After a couple of lineup changes down the road, we really began to solidify our niche in our own brand of "interpretations", and began writing some original tunes. The brand new album entitled "On Tap" is the culmination of those first original songwriting efforts. Raw, edgy, and fun. That's how we describe it.
We have a saying in the band where we say "We take the music seriously, but not necessarily ourselves". For us it's all about the jouy, the fun, the camaraderie, and the connection with fellow rockers. We play rock music that we love, because we love it. When others love it too, it makes it all the better.
We're realistic at this point in our lives. We're not even thinking about "making it to the bigtime". Rather, we're focusing on having as much fun playing music as we possibly can, with whatever time we may have. That's our vision.
Balance. Everything would be perfectly balanced. Public servants would serve the public. People would build each other up rather than tear them down. We would work smarter for our own preservation, and we would learn to live, work, and play in harmony with the planet that we live on.
I think all of us in the band would name a different song depending on what day of the week you asked us. However, we'll start with this, and try to extrapolate to the rest of the guys: Woody says - "Metal Health" by Quiet Riot
Ice Cold Domestic has a really wide span of inspiration that we draw from, but I think that some of the covers that we play really speak to what inspires us collectively: Weezer, Green Day, Foo Fighter, Smashing Pumpkins, Chevelle, Eve 6, Seether, Blink 182, Helmet, Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, The Rolling Stones, Volbeat, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Bad Religion, Tenacious D, Danko Jones, System of A Down, School of Fish, and on, and on, and on, and on.......
The songwriting process of original music for the band is one of the mosst difficult and rewarding things that we do. It always starts with one of us having either a lyrical theme or a riff attached to a concept. From there, it's very organic. When it comes together fairly quickly, those are usually the best ones. If we have to force it, it winds up coming off as contrived, and typicall winds up not being as solid.
The specific message is different with each song. However, the general idea is to have fun with this life, like it's the only one you got.
Depends on the audience, am I right ? Seriously though, it's surreal. Time flies, but it feals like slow-motion.