Interviews: Safety Net

In this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Pop Punk band Safety Net from the USA. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1. Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

Caroline: When Alex and I decided to start a pop-punk band, we both brainstormed a long list of ideas for band names. “Safety Net” just happened to be on one of mine and ended up in our shortlist and ultimately won. To me the name is kind of a play on how for a lot of people the music and bands they listen to are their safe place, or an escape from certain things - a “safety net” between them and the rest of the world.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

Caroline: Alex and I both grew up listening to pop-punk and alternative music. I remember going to see Paramore for the first time and watching Hayley Williams perform and wanting to be just like her. I feel like pop-punk and alternative music has such an incredible impact on the people who listen to it and has such dedicated fans, and I’ve always wanted to be in a band that was part of that! 

Alex: It's something that I've always wanted to try musically, to try to recreate this style and sense of arrangement in my own way, and this band seemed like the perfect opportunity to do it!

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed? 

Caroline: Alex and I have actually been best friends for a long time - we met six years ago when I first moved to Atlanta. We met Ian after we had started Safety Net when Alex put out some posts online looking for a drummer to join us.

4. Each band member favorite band?

Caroline: That's tough! Right now I'd have to say mine is The Maine. 

Ian: Led Zeppelin. 

Alex: Coldplay.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs? 

Caroline: Just about every song we write is about a true story, experience, or emotion. As the band’s main lyricist, all of our songs are inspired by something that I’ve been through or felt. I channel just about everything into our music! 

6. Where was your last gig? 

Caroline: Our last show was at Under The Couch in Atlanta with our friends in Neaptide and Free Ice Cream. We’re also opening a show at The Masquerade on November 6th!

7. Where would you like to act?

Caroline: I would love to play a show out in California at some point, or Phoenix or Chicago which are two of my favorite cities that I’ve been to. I also want so badly to someday play The Rave / Eagle’s Club in Milwaukee! I’ve never been there but it’s such a legendary venue and I’ve heard so many stories about it. I’m dying to go! 

Ian: I’d love to play the Tabernacle (in Atlanta) someday. 

Alex: Madison Square Garden! It's one of the most iconic venues on the planet, and getting to play there must feel like you're on top of the world.

8. Whom would you like to feature with? 

Caroline: Wow, there’s so many people I could choose from… if I could pick anyone in the whole world to do a vocal feature or collaboration with, probably Awsten Knight from Waterparks or Dan Smith from Bastille. 

Alex: The 1975 - I think it would be awesome to do something wild and different with them since they do such a wide range of things stylistically.. 

Ian: Definitely Foo Fighters.

9. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that? 

Alex: Yep! My go-to's are deep breaths and moving around to get the jitters out. 

Ian: Yeah, I can’t just be sitting around before playing a show, I have to get my heart rate up before we go onstage. 

Caroline: I think mine is the worst during the first couple of songs usually. I get kind of in my head and I kind of just feel everyone’s eyes on me. I usually just try to keep my breathing steady and focus on my movements and what’s happening onstage.

10. What bands have inspired you the most?

Caroline: Paramore, The Maine, Waterparks, Misterwives, and The 1975. 

Alex: Coldplay, Fall Out Boy, Death Cab For Cutie, Vampire Weekend, and Linkin Park. 

Ian: Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, and Pink Floyd.

11. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

Caroline: I don’t think we’ve had any super weird fan interactions! 

Alex: Honestly, it felt kind of weird when a handful of our fans asked for a photo after our first show, but only because that's never really happened to me before. 

12. What do you think of your fans?

Alex: They’re precious and should be protected at all costs. 

Caroline: Really though. We think the world of them! We feel very lucky to have people who care about our music and what we’re doing. You can stay connected to with Safety Net:

Twitter: @safetynetatl
Facebook: @safetynetatl
Instagram: @safetynetatl
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