Interviews: Love The Hate

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the  Modern Rock band Love The Hate 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?

So the original lineup of the band had all come from other bands around the scene and some people were being haters when they heard this new band coming up out of nowhere and one day in the band room very early on frank made the comment "I don't care I Love The Hate" and it kinda just stuck.

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

Frank: I have always loved rock music and the sound of guitar solos that you don't find that much in other genres.

Leon: Rock and metal have always moved, and spoken to me in ways other genres just don't feel hollow or factory produced to me. I do enjoy some non-rock artists but my number 1 will always be rock/metal.

Marshall: This genre has always been a favorite of mine. Most of the time, it goes against the norm. You can have really aggressive melodies and rhythms over an upbeat lyrical stance. The genre leaves so many options open because of that.

Doc: I've always enjoyed heavier music, distorted guitars, and drop tunings. I guess it comes from my brothers and me growing up in the 90s. Also, my voice has always kind of fit with this genre so it just makes sense.

Troy: I wanted to play this genre because it has always brought out a more creative side out of I than any other genre ever has.

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

Frank: I didn't really know any of the members prior to deciding to start a new band in 2015. Prior to Doc joining us in 2019 he was a bartender at a venue we have played a few times back home.

Leon: I am not actually from where the band calls home base so when I moved here I was completely new to the scene within a month of moving here back in 2015 I was playing bass in another band and frank happened to show up at a rehearsal and offered me a spot and the rest is history.

Marshall: In a sense I did. Never knew the other members of the band before getting involved “musically” with them

Doc: I actually met the guys at Cockeyed Charlie's, a bar in Mobile, Alabama where I work as a bartender, when they played there in the weekends.

Troy: I came into the band knowing Leon and Frank, from playing shows together in a previous band of mine. Doc and Marshall, I met on the first rehearsal day of joining the band.

4. Each band member favourite band?

Frank: I don't really have a favorite as my musical taste spans from Celine Dion to Pantera I think that helps me be a better musician.

Leon: My favorite band changes all the time. I get into a new band and become obsessed for a while haha Currently the band I'm obsessing over is a band called Orbit Culture out of Sweden.

Marshall: Changes from week to week honestly. But I will say overall, the CD I keep putting into my CD player is “Between the Buried and Me’s” Colors. So, Between the Buried and Me lol.

Doc: That's a tough one! I'd have to say that I listen to Deftones, Seether, Three Days Grace, and Breaking Benjamin most often.

Troy: that’s a tuff one so I’m going to give you two on this one, Sevendust and Black Stone Cherry.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Frank: It could be a moment in time or words were spoken by a stranger that can spark song or get the gears turning.

Leon: It happens for me when I feel a strong emotion of some kind. A lot of times when I sit down to write lyrics or a new riff it's when I'm feeling some kinda way about something.

Marshall: Inspiration comes from everywhere honestly. New music I’ve listened to, old music I’ve listened to. Picking up a new instrument or learning music theory. It hits at odd times but in the end, you do have to force yourself to sit down with a bunch of riffs and try to make sense out of it.

Doc: For me, lyrical inspiration mostly comes from personal experiences. It may come from a conversation, a mood, or a feeling.

Troy: when we write songs it is a group effort, so I say we inspire each other to create the best music we can.

6. Where was your last gig?

The Alabama Music Box in downtown Mobile Alabama cool spot!

7. Where would you like to act?

We have had the pleasure of playing a few awesome big venues but it would be a dream to play the main stage on some of these big national festivals

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Frank: I believe it would depend on the song but you can never go wrong with Miles Kennedy.

Leon: I would love to have Matt Heafy of Trivium on a song.

Marshall: Gojira, Rammstein, Trivium…etc.

Doc: I would love to share the stage with Seether, Chevelle, or Deftones

Troy: Lajon Whiterspoon, lead vocalist of Sevendust

9. Whom not?

Frank: Sean Combs AKA Puff Daddy only because I don't want the band to have to battle it out with him because he has to be all in the video.

Leon: Cardi B…...just no.

Marshall: Anyone who easily throws temper tantrums. I don’t care what band we play with, if they’re an asshole to anyone, I don’t want to be associated with you. 

Doc: I really can't think of anyone that I would not play with. I wouldn't want to limit myself in that way.

Troy: Miley

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

Frank: One thing I can recommend is take it one show at a time until you get your confidence up. That is when the fun begins.

Leon: Anxious maybe but not necessarily nervous I'm always confident in my ability to perform. I would say make sure to practice and rehearse to the point you can play in your sleep.

Marshall: At the very beginning yes. For me, you just force yourself to get on stage and then get used to it after a while. Bigger shows yield more anxiety though lol.

Doc: I can't remember ever really having stage fright. For me, the 5 minutes before I take the stage are the most anxious.

Troy: I played in marching band throughout high school, so it pretty much prepared me for playing on a stage. I say just go out there, and own that shit!

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Frank: Chuck Berry,Carlos Santana,ZZ Top.

Leon: Metallica, Trivium, Linkin Park, Dream Theater and many more.

Marshall: Avenged Sevenfold, Chevelle, Tool, Between the Buried and Me, Poison the Well, Periphery, Nirvana, Foo Fighters. The list goes on…

Doc: Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October, and the late Chris Cornell have probably inspired me the most as vocalists/songwiters.

Troy: R.A., Sevendust, Black Stone Cherry, Dark New Day, Systemtaic, and dream theater are just a few that I have draw inspiration from.

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

Frank: I'm going to Plead The 5th on this one. Let's keep this family friendly. 

Leon: I have been asked to sign "Things"

Marshall: To play Free Bird.

Doc: I haven't really experienced anything truly weird yet. I'm sure as we get a little more well known, the weird stuff will start to happen.

Troy: I would rather not

13. What do you think of your fans?

The fans are our lifeblood without them we don't exist, without them we have nothing, we are so humbled and thankful for each and every person that takes time out of their day to listen to us and show up to our shows. Sincerely thank you to you all.

14. What do you think of our site?

You guys are doing a great job bringing light to lesser-known bands and to the scene, in general, keep it up!

15. Something to add?

We are very excited about our new single "Solid Ground". The music video is out now and the single will be on all streaming services July 6th!

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