by Allen Brickman
Allen Brickman: For your latest release talk about how the song came about, does it have a backstory?
Dylan Johnson: Our latest single “D.i.t.c.H.” was a song I had been working on the music for and brought to the guys when I had it mostly done. I had the guitar parts to the verses and chorus but only part of the bridge done and the only lyrics I had were the chorus. That song really took shape when everybody got in on it. We wrote the bridge together and Bryan wrote the verse lyrics.
Allen Brickman: What drew you into becoming a musician?
Dylan Johnson: The first time I heard Foxy Lady on the radio made me want to learn guitar.
Allen Brickman: Who would be your main five musical influences?
Dylan Johnson: Jimi Hendrix, Guns n Roses, Nirvana, Brand New and Slipknot
Allen Brickman: Who would you love to collaborate with on a song? Would you consider approaching them to do so?
Dylan Johnson: Corey Taylor. He’s a goddamn genius.
Allen Brickman: Describe your overall musical sound.
Dylan Johnson: I’d call us hard rock. Big drums, big guitars, catchy vocals.
Allen Brickman: What’s the best thing about being a musician?
Dylan Johnson: There’s a lot of cool things, but if I had to narrow it to one… I’d say it really can be therapeutic. From helping yourself to helping someone in the crowd who hears your lyrics and relates to it.
Allen Brickman: Do you as a band or group hang out with each other at times, like outside of practice, performing, etc?
Dylan Johnson: Nah I can’t stand those nerds. Just kidding. Yeah, we do. We mostly bond over making fun of our bass player Joe.
Allen Brickman: Best Beatles song of all time?
Dylan Johnson: I hate this question! My favorite has always been “I want to hold your hand”. I just think it’s such a simple song but gets the job done. Who doesn’t love that song?
Allen Brickman: If you weren’t a musician, what other professions might you have taken on?
Dylan Johnson: Grounds crew or some type of lawn care. I love that shit.
Allen Brickman: If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions or a music festival for any one record in history, which would you choose to go back to?
Dylan Johnson: Appetite for Destruction. That album has so much attitude. No filler songs.