💖 What are Reveal the Road about? Where did the name come from / How did you set up?
When I was 17 (Jodie) I was a part of RTR & through the years we’ve had many people come & leave the band.
People enter your life & leave for a reason.
The name came from a troubled place. Before we started the band – we had many rejections in the music industry – we were kind of stuck.
Then one day when we started the band, we just decided that this band would “Reveal The Road” to greater things.
People enter your life & leave for a reason.
💖 What inspires you to play music?
The buzz we get before going on stage, performing to a crowd who are jumping to our songs, then coming off stage & wanting to do it all over again! ✨
We’re really lucky that we get to do all of this as a group of mates too – we bounce off each other really well.
We are missing all our fans & gigging due to COVID.
💖 What’s your writing process?
It usually starts with an idea from one of us, or just something amazing will come out of a rehearsal & we’ll work on that.
We’ll all come together & discuss / write parts for our own instruments.
Sometimes (like at the moment) we’ll work on individual parts at home & share them with each other online, but we all put our own ideas into whatever we do & the process is usually quite smooth – everybody contributes to the writing process!
💖 Who are your main influences in music/life?
I love the energy they bring to their songs/live shows & have always tried to learn from them!
Green Day is the band that got me into the sort of music I love at first, then I remember seeing them live in 2013. All Time Low were supporting & it introduced me to pop-punk. I then explored even more genres of music & used them as an influence!
I used to play a lot of jazz back in the day & it’s really helped me as a musician. Being in many different scenarios & appreciating all genres of music. I think once you can open your mind up & use influences from lots of different genres – it really helps you be creative.
💖 Tell us about your aesthetic
We’ve gone with this theme so far of making each of our singles a different colour scheme. ‘Happy Lies’ was green, ‘Puppeteer’ was purple, ‘Blush’ was pink & our most recent single ‘Feeling Better‘ is Yellow.
I also have a thing with bright hair colours & make up, which i always try to match up with our most recent release (Jodie).
When we go to record our EP, we might change the artwork up a little, but you’ll have to wait & see!
💖 When you’re not doing band stuff what do you get up to?
We all love taking time out of making music to just hang out together & chill.
We’ll usually go to Jodies’ place for a couple of bevs & play games, watch TV & just talk about life & the band!
I (Matt) love going to theme parks & making YouTube videos.
Jodie is always singing or researching into mental health & the music industry, & Ellis works at Adventure island & is always coming up with amazing guitar ideas.
We’ve also just had Reece Smith join our band! Reece is always working or producing music & is also studying at BIMM in brighton.
💖 What does feminism mean to you? / What 1 thing could everyone be doing to make the scene a better place?
This is a great question!
The number of times we’ve done gigs & competitions & I have been the only female in the whole bill is shocking. I believe the alt-rock scene is very hard for females.
Feminism to me means equality – nothing more , nothing less. People often refer to “Female-Fronted Bands “ – although this is a fact – it is not a music genre or a “sound”. I believe there are some incredible women in rock – but I’m sure other females in rock can relate to the “ you are like Paramore” comments.
Don’t get me wrong I love Paramore & their music – however, just because I am a female in an Alternative rock band does not mean we are all alike.
I just believe there is more to music than gender. If people could do one thing to help this – look past the gender & listen to the music!
💖 Tell us about your recent release, what’s the feeling to it/what’s it about?
Jodie: So our most recent release is “FEELING BETTER”.
I started working on this song around 2018 & during lockdown we reworked the song for the release.
It was released on 26th June 2020. This song is very different to our previous singles – it’s the start of a slightly new direction.
To us this is the perfect summer tune – with a catchy melody & bouncy vibes – we love it!
We’ve had great support from BBC introducing who described the song as “ a chorus so big you can see it from space!” 🌌
💖 What makes you ‘Blush’?
When people listen to our music & come up & speak to us after shows & show their appreciation. It really means a lot <3
💖 What advice would you give to starting out in an ever-competitive Rock scene?
● Stick with it.
● Look after yourself.
● Stay unique.
● Network & be friendly!
● Stay grounded & passionate.
● Gig as much as you can!
💖 Q for Jodie, what are your Vocal Technique/Care tips? I could talk about vocal technique all day.
Number 1 tip is always warm up & warm down. The voice is a muscle so just like an athlete you need to warm it up & cool down!
I also like to get into the habit of using a steamer & drinking warm drinks to help hydrate my vocal chords.
Working on stamina & breath control is really important especially when we are doing long sets or I’m doing lots of songs that are being belted.
💖 Who would you like to go on the road with?
💖 What’s next for you guys?
We had a lot of exciting things planned. Unfortunately, we’ve had to postpone a lot of stuff due to the current situation.
But once this is all over, we have plans to reschedule our UK tour, get back into the studio & start work on our EP!
Check us out on Spotify here:
💖 Dates for any upcoming shows?
Due to Covid-19 we’ve unfortunately had to postpone a lot of dates but make sure to go follow us on all social media to be the first to know when we’re playing shows again! I
n the meantime, we’ll be live streaming a lot on social media! 🎤
💖 Links to any social media 🙂