Indie-Rock band Bro Dylan are set to release their upcoming debut album Crisis tomorrow (1st May) as the lads reveal they are ‘looking forward’ to it. Vocalist Alex Zinni and the lads played at Mullarkey’s Irish Pub in their home state Ohio however their official release show will take place in their home city on 28th May at the Beachland. Ballroom and Tavern. The album was recorded at Lava Room Studio in Cleveland, Bro Dylan decided they didn’t want a heavily produced album, and instead, what’s heard on the album resembles more of a live feeling.
You can listen to Getting Even from the upcoming album below.
We managed to take some time out of Bro Dylan’s busy schedule for an interview as they talk about the new album, their unique name, fans and more.
Are you looking forward to the new album Crisis coming out?
We are definitely looking forward to releasing our first full-length, “Crisis”. Recorded in a mere few weeks, what you hear on the record is the result of three musicians playing their instruments in few takes (in most cases one). The record is a blend of high energy rock, bare bones structure and expands upon themes of revenge, love, loss and hope for a better tomorrow.
Are you looking forward to the release show in Cleveland?
The release show will be held at Cleveland’s rock-n-roll hotbed, The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern. This is our favourite location in all of the Midwest to perform, because the people who attend and run the place appreciate up and coming music and do their best to provide both audiences and bands a great experienc
What inspired the band’s unique name?
Bro Dylan’s name came from Alex Zinni’s joking around with the other guys before a show. The three played together in many bands throughout the years beginning with Surefire then proceeding with NUGZ, The Navy Blues, True Folk, and Thread and Needle. After naming all of their former names and thinking of a new one, Alex slipped out Bro Dylan and for better or worse, it stuck.
What’s it like being part of an up and coming band like yourselves?
It’s great to be a part of an up and coming band because there is so much great music out there today. I feel like rock-n-roll is getting stronger in the Midwest and fans appreciate the art form and are supporting it more than they have in the recent past. We recorded our album quickly because we feel a sense of urgency in the rock community these days, and there’s no time for messing around, the music needs to be in your face.
What would you say to your fans that go to gigs and buy your music?
We certainly want to thank any of our fans or individuals who buy our music for their support. We are thrilled to have such great people involved in our lives and we are a band that listens closely and wants to interact with as many people as we can.
What music inspires you guys?
The music that inspires us is very diverse. Miles Davis, The Strokes, Led Zeppelin, Modest Mouse, Margot and The Nuclear So and So’s and Radiohead are just a few that come to mind. We listen to anything that has truth in it. Beethoven to Decemberists, we love it all. If it has a beat that you can dance to, a melody that sticks in your head and truthful lyrics, we love it.
Where would you like to see yourselves in 5 years time?
In 5 years’ time we see ourselves with a few more albums under our belt, tours completed from all around the globe, and more fans than we currently have. Breaking into commercial radio would be nice, too. Most of all, we see ourselves living comfortably enough to produce music on the regular and perform for our friends, families and meet new people along the way.