As they enter 2017 finishing up their second ever E.P., we caught up with Memphis based alt-rock band The Band CAMINO to talk all things music, inspiration, and what they stand for…
For those who don’t know ‘The Band CAMINO’, how would you sum yourselves up in a sentence?
The Band CAMINO is a four-piece alternative rock band from Memphis, Tennessee that blends poetic lyrics with arena rock anthems to inspire honest emotions and captivate audiences with unforgettable live shows.
You’re currently finishing up your second E.P, can you talk us through the inspiration behind it?
Our second E.P. pulls inspiration from a ton of different music. Of course we love The 1975, Coldplay, Kings of Leon…all of the obvious inspirations for an up-and-coming band like us. But
for this record we have definitely pulled from some outside-the-box influences… James Blake, Ben Rector, and even D’Angelo.
Tell us about your first Dr. Martens:
Graham Rowell our bass player just got his first pair of Dr. Martens from his Dad for Christmas this year! He was actually wearing them when he got robbed at gunpoint earlier this week, and he confirmed that they were very dependable and secure even in the stickiest of situations.
Name three tracks you can’t get enough of:
1) Just cuz you can’t – Pronoun.
2) The Ballad of El Goodo – Big Star.
3) Solo – Frank Ocean
What’s your favourite thing about the city you live in?
We love Memphis because of its rawness. The musicality in this city is unreal. Being surround by incredible musicians our whole lives has taught us so much, and helped us understand the importance of having a musically compelling show.
What are you most excited about for the year ahead?
Right now, we are mostly just excited to release the new EP. We’ve been working on these songs for a few months now and can’t wait to finally put them out.
And finally, what do you stand for?
Hmmmm. Well there are a lot of things that I could say we stand for…but I guess, most importantly, we stand for making good music as authentically as possible. We just love making music, writing words, and playing shows. It’s still so humbling to us that people care enough to come out support us. When you have a platform, its’ so important to use it wisely. We try to just display honesty in all our songs, and our goal is always to relate to the people who feel misunderstood.