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A Spotlight Interview with The Overrides


A new single release from the overrides brings on that classic pop punk and Rock tonality with a lot of vibrancy and color to boot. Guitars are massive and the energy on this track is nearly unbeatable as it sounds almost as if it's been recorded live on the floor with players that are feeding off of each other's energies right then and there.


"Ideology" definitely gives off that classic underground punk rock vibe but also touches on some mainstream aspects as well. The riffs and tenacity are fierce, but the song also boasts a friendly approach as well.


You have a full-fledged mid-90s west coast punk rock Style that's absolutely nailed from top to bottom from attitude and character to fire and liveliness, but there's more to the song than just that.


And true Punk Style the song touches on somewhat of a hot topic and the title pretty much says it all. Everyone's got their own ideologies but maybe let's not push them onto everyone else.


And that's the thing with a lot of punk rock. The songs are normally of a certain standpoint where whether it be political, or personal, you get a sense of self and not being part of the crowd.


Of course, this is all punk rock obviously but the stuff that I grew up with even though it was a little bit more aggressive I'd say, still had really important things to say.


The early to mid 80s punk rock scene was pretty much the birthplace of what we're hearing even on a track like this.


Being able to say things in your own way, in your own setting, to your own people was definitely an important aspect of punk music in general. Just like in all music really. Real music a lot of the time, anyway, is a way of saying things to get them off your chest and for the musician this is the best way to do just that.


"Ideology" is endlessly fun, it bops, it rocks, you can jump around the room to it, you could head bang to it, or you can shout along with it.


Either way it feels great.


This band has been releasing tracks like this is early 2019 and most likely been running Long Beach rampant with thrashing live performances.


This is definitely one to turn up loud.


RAG: Let's kick things off with "Ideology". This track has a killer pop punk style to it. Where did this single come from?

I actually wrote the music to Ideology in my old band Piss N’ Blood. After the band broke up, I took a couple years off and when I formed The Overrides, I wrote new lyrics and re-worked the song to fit our style better.

RAG: When did this all start for you as a band?

After me and PJ’s last band Dime Runner broke up, I took another year or so until I decided what I wanted to do next. I immediately asked my brother Brandon and my best friend Josh to join the band, and after a lengthy audition process added Denzil on guitar. This was around 2017.

RAG: What inspires you to write a song?

Inspiration I find hits me from different angles all the time, but a lot of what motivates and inspires me to write comes from anger and frustration; whith the world, with others, with myself… I don’t write many love songs.

RAG: This track has some great styles! Can you give us some of your top musical influences?

The Clash, Fugazi and the Beatles.

RAG: What are you all doing when you're NOT working on music?

Usually working my day job, the bills nor music pay the bills in my experience.

RAG: Who’s in all your headphones right now?

Sparta – Wiretap Scars, Miles Davis – Kind of Blue, Skankin Pickle – Sing Along With, The Evens – Get Evens

RAG: Are you doing any live performances right now?

We are currently booking dates and will have some shows coming up soon!

RAG: This song feels like a big undertaking, is there any advice you'd give to other up and coming bands out there?

Do it for three reasons:

1. Love of music

2. Love of music

3. Love of music.

If you do it for those reasons, you’ll never be disappointed.

RAG: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?

Next month we are releasing ‘Young and Naïve’, the fourth song from our upcoming EP titled the “Ideology EP”. This will be our 3rd EP before we package every song we've recorded onto an exclusive one run vinyl pressing.

RAG: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?

Thank you for your continued support, this is all a dream come true and the experience would not be the same without you!



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