We recently had the chance to talk with the local post-hardcore band Eyes on Satellites and ask them a few questions. Though their efforts to earn a spot on the Ernie Ball stage on the Boston stop of Vans Warped Tour fell short, they brushed it off and continued to pour their heart and soul into their music. Their debut EP Explorations just celebrated its first birthday, and the band recently released a new single "Swan Song." They went on tour in November, and despite some difficulties with their van had a great time.
Eyes on Satellites is: Dave Longvall (Vocals), Will Lopez (Vocals/Guitar), Mark Thompson (Drums), Danny Loony (Bass), Andrew Webster (Guitar)
How did you get your name?
The name “Eyes On Satellites” is basically our way of saying “Keep your head up”. However, we each apply our own interpretation to the name along with all of our songs.
Which artist has been most inspiring to you?
DAVE: Freddie Mercury
ANDREW: Pianos Become the Teeth
WILL: At The Drive-In
What do you wish to inspire in others?
We want to inspire confidence in our fans and let them know they are not alone. We want everyone to not be afraid to be themselves.
What song is your guilty pleasure?
DAVE: “Sandstorm” – Darude
MARK: “September” – Earth, Wind & Fire
DAN: “As Long As You Love Me” – Justin Bieber
ANDREW: “Style” – Taylor Swift
WILL: “Kiss From A Rose” - Seal
What was your tour experience like last November?
Last November was great! It was our first tour and it couldn’t have gone better. We met a ton of great friends and had an amazing time.
The post-hardcore scene around here is very underground. With that said how hard is it for you guys to get exposure to those outside the scene?
Playing mixed-genre shows has really helped us get good exposure. Our social media presence has also helped us.
You recently released a new single, “Swan Song.” What has the response to it been like and can we expect any more new music?
We’ve received alot of positive feedback from “Swan Song”. We currently are working on new material and hope that “Swan Song” is a preview of what’s to come.
Is there anything you want to say to those in charge of Warped Tour?
See “Daves Letters to Warped Tour” Facebook page.