Young Culture are a band that have been going from strength to strength recently, with a new EP out amongst a string of tour dates. We had a chat with Gabe and Alexis from the band back in January, see how we got on below!
By Jane Howkins
How was your 2018? Any particular highlights?
GABE: 2018 was so sick! We got to tour across the country more than once, meet new people and signed our first record deal. Just a bunch of dreams coming true really!
ALEXIS: 2018 was a wild year, but creating the new ep, touring and getting signed were definitely the highlights for me.
Are you excited about what 2019 holds? Anything in particular that stands out to you?
GABE: Lots of touring and writing, for sure.
ALEXIS: I’m particularly excited this year to write our full length – I think it’s gonna be something really special.
You recently released a new single titled 21 Days. What can you tell us about the song and what does the title refer to?
GABE: 21 Days is probably my favorite track on the EP. It felt really fun putting it together in the studio.
ALEXIS: The title refers to the 3 weeks in 2018 that I wrote the lyrics about.
Do you have any more singles planned? How do you pick a single, and why did you pick 21 Days?
GABE: With 21 Days it was a no brainer for us. I think it was the perfect song to represent our sound for the new EP.
ALEXIS: I don’t think we have any singles necessarily planned right now but if the EP gets a lot of traction then maybe we’ll do another video!
You also recently announced a new EP. What can you tell us about that and when is it released?
GABE: (This Is) Heaven was released Jan 18th 2019 on Equal Vision Records!
How is the writing and recording process for you? Do you find it easy or hard?
GABE: Writing this record was so much fun because we had the whole band involved. Also I had a blast recording these songs.
ALEXIS: I think the best songs come when it’s easy. It can take away from the song if you’re trying too hard.
What sort of stuff influences you most, and what have you been listening to recently?
GABE: I’m influenced a lot by style and image. I like to create songs that make you see and feel stuff – not just hear.
ALEXIS: I agree with gabe, I want to make music that makes people feel – those are always the songs that inspire me most.
Do you have any tour dates coming up? If so, when and where?
GABE: We recently toured with The Happy Alright in January across the US, and are doing some Ontario shows in Canada this month. All dates are on our socials!
Why do you think people should come and see you live and what can people
expect from a show?
GABE: Seeing YC is an experience for sure. We love to meet every person in the crowd and make friends with everyone. It’s a lot of fun.
ALEXIS: We’re not very big yet, so we don’t play huge venues and we don’t have a huge stage design, but our shows have a lot of good raw energy.
Any last words for the fans?
GABE: Just a huge thank you to everyone who has been supporting this band. We love you guys.