Presenting their own spiraling creation of ,edgy modern rock, Adage is sure to leave a lasting impression of all who venture out to give a listen. Based out of the Winston-Salem, NC music scene, it won’t be long until Adage break out in a big and wondrous way – especially of their Define EP is indicative of greater glories ahead. Now available from Pavement Entertainment, the Define EP by Adage is a terrific introduction to a collective ready to rock you blissfully into the stratosphere. Here is a recent interview we conducted with one of the Adage members to find out more about this dynamic band on the rise. Read on…
Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in Adage and how long the band has been together.
My name is Justin Doyle, and I am the Singer/Lead guitarist. Adage started up in the summer of 2013.
Where is the band based out of and what is your local music scene like there?
Adage is based out of Pinnacle North Carolina which just outside of Winston Salem. The rock scene around here has been very warm and inviting to us. It’s not thriving. But it’s not dead. Hopefully we are breathing some life into the rock scene!
Are there any local bands you could recommend?
There are a lot of good female fronted bands in this area. Dreamkiller, and A Light Divided to name a couple.
How did you wind up signing with Pavement Entertainment?
It was on a whim. I asked Pavement if they would receive professionally recorded demos. Luckily Mark Nawara the CEO of Pavement said yes. After a few minutes he emailed me the start up plans and discussions went from there.
Is there any overall story or concept behind Defined EP title?
We came up with the “Defined” E.P. title because everyone was always asking what does Adage mean?? We constantly had to define the word Adage, so we thought it would be fitting to call the E.P Defined.
Select two songs from the new EP and what inspired the
I wrote this song during a time in my life where I had a moment of clarity. I was sick and tired of being so negative towards certain situations in my life I thought it was time for a better outlook and to really accept that I can in fact appreciate all those tiny moments that affect you more than you know.
I wrote this song one afternoon when I realized that all the mistakes I had made led me to be with the girl of my dreams and had changed me slowly overtime into a much better person. And I appreciated her patience, so I wanted to explain to her my thought process during our rough times. And I think this could be applied to many relationships.
Who did the cover art for Defined and how much input did you
have on it?
Isaiah Bowling did the artwork for the album, with relentless help from all of us. He’s worth a Google.
What could one expect from a live Adage show?
A good, energetic and fun show.
If Adage could open for any band either now or from the past, who would it be and why?
Wow, it’s too hard to choose just one. Breaking Benjamin would be at the top of my list for the new. As far as the old. Nirvana.
Has Adage even played in the Los Angeles area or plan to do so in future days?
We have never played in L.A, but would love to!
Any strange or scary happenings at a live show or on the road?
None so far.
What’s up next for Adage?
The album will be released on Aug 19th, and possibly some touring shortly after its release. We will be featured in Revolver Magazine and hopefully things will be taking off for us shortly! Currently we are working on a video for “Hold On” and will be out around the E.P. release date.
Any messages for those reading this interview now who should
check your band out?
Thanks, first off, for taking the time to learn about Adage. We really appreciate all our fans and we hope to see you at one of our shows soon!
(Interview by Ken Morton)
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