Jeff Davis - Boys Night Out

December 4, 2004

Tell me a bit about the band.

We started in 2001 and put out a demo on the Internet. Then we got signed to One Day Savior Records, put out an EP that jumped to Ferret Records, and put out a full length. Then we started touring and our drummer left so we got Brian. We kept touring and we kicked out our guitar player. Now we're on this tour.

That's quite a lineup change. What's been going on?

Drug addiction. Nah, I'm kidding. Just people didn't like touring and we didn't like them.

Aw, what's so bad about getting into the van and hitting the road?

Breathe through your nose. That's what's bad about touring. They're all right there.

You guys were on the 2004 Warped tour.

It was good as far as playing to lots of kids goes, but it was really hard. We did it in our van and it was lots of hard work and it was a pain in the ass.

That's the way it's supposed to be in the beginning and then you get rich and famous and you get a tour bus.

That's right.

You guys are still waiting for that part. When you put your demo out on the Internet, is that where that first label found you?

Yes, MP3.com. We just put it up on there.

You guys put out an album called Make Yourself Sick.

There are 10 songs on the album. We shot a video for one of the songs on it called "I Got Punched In The Nose For Sticking My Face In Other People's Business", the first song on the record. We shot a video for that and it's cool. That's about it.

I like some of the song titles. They seem to be pretty tongue in cheek. Seeing life from a humorous aspect.

It is. Despite as serious or as morbid as some of the subject matter of the songs may be, it's just that we can't take ourselves too seriously I guess so I just keep it light somehow. I guess the songs titles are a good way to do that.

Who does most of the song writing?

Connor writes the majority of the lyrics and previously I wrote all of the guitar parts and then I just bring it to the band. Everyone else kind of fills in their own thing on top of the guitar parts.

How long have you guys been out on the road?

We've been on this tour for two weeks, maybe a bit longer. We're going to end up at home in Toronto.

How do you like touring in the States?

I like touring. I don't like the States. I like touring. It so happens that touring happens to be more profitable in the States so that's where we do it.

Touring in Canada is a bit easier I guess.

Actually no, it's easier to tour in the States. It's harder to tour in Canada. I like touring Canada more but it's a lot easier to do it in the States.

Is it because of the music scene?

Yeah, it's just the geography. The cities in Canada spread so far in between that touring is really hard. There isn't much of a scene in most of the cities. Just like in the really major markets like Toronto, Vancouver, or Montreal. It's hard. It's fun. It's great.

There are a lot of bands coming out of Canada.

There is. Just the population. The States have so many more people so it's just easier to play in any city. You can draw hundreds of kids. You go to play in Canada and also we don't have the same media. We have MuchMusic which you don't get anywhere near as much exposure as like stuff like Fuse, MTV, and all the crap down here. Kids just aren't as aware about the music scene as they are down here in the States.

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