Meet your new favorite band - Foxtide
We got to talk to the members of the alt/jazz band Foxtide and it went like this...
How did you get your start in music?
I got my start in music from my step sister. She would baby sit me all the time because she was a lot older than I am and was a singer/guitarist. I really looked up to her because she had such charisma. She took lessons at this music school called the school of rock and inspired me to join the program. I immediately found my place and made tons of friendships that I still have today. Both of my mothers would also have a big part in me being exposed to music from a very young age. My mom would play sly and the family stone and have dance parties around the house. My other mom would play Alice In Chains and nirvana and we would scream the lyrics on car rides. I really solidified my love for music at age 9 when I started playing guitar in a makeshift band.
I started playing guitar because of grind from school got me into it (oey)
All my friends were playing guitar in middle school and taught me how to play aswell. 2) originally from Northern California, but have spent the last 10 years in San Diego.
I initially got my start in music when my parents introduced me to blue man group. Ever since then I’ve been nothing but inspired to play the drums. Because of that my parents then gifted me my first drum set at the age of 2 and from then on I continued to do anything music related and started taking it more serious at around age 10.
Where are you from?
Elijah, Dom, Riley, Oey
San Diego! Tell us the story behind your new song?
Elijah If only started from a riff I wrote in high school but never used. It is a very early 2000s almost pop punk feel that I never thought I would do anything with. Recently my girlfriend heard me playing it and started writing some lyrics to it and I decided to put it out. It was fast and honestly pretty fun to make. Served as a reminder to have fun making songs and never take it too seriously. It’s only 1:30 because my attention span has recently dwindled to just about nothing and I like short concise songs. Overall it comes from inspiration of blink-182 which my friend Orion used to play a lot when we were roommates. I wanted to write a cheesy high school love song.
Elijah brought me the song and brought it straight to recording without me knowing or hearing anything prior about it. So we took and it recorded it with Tristan brooks (who is also recording the majority of the new foxtide songs rn) and just figured out the kinks and worked on the song then and there
What's your favorite thing to do on a Saturday?
Elijah On Saturday? Wake up get coffee, surf, eat a huge breakfast maybe pick up some clothes. Hit up the boys jam, write, feast, then by the evening chill at one of my favorite spots, listen to some music and find some shit to get into.
ideal day, get a surf in, hit a fat work out maybe a log carry or ruck run, then spent the rest of the day making music
Riley My favorite thing to do on a Saturday is probably watch movies or TV shows with my dad, it’s one of my favorite ways with how we bond.
If you weren’t a musician, what do you think you’d be doing right now?
Elijah Personally If I wasn’t a musician first off I’d have trouble finding meaning in my life but I would probably be an actor or something that’s really hard to succeed in because I like a good ol challenge is it any wonder I became a musician?.
I’d probably be working as a HVAC construction worker.
probably be traveling, livin off the grid
If I weren’t a musician rn I would definitely be trying to get into the film business to create my own films. I love watching movies and I love what you can convey with them and the stories that you can tell which is very similar to music or anything else art related
What is one album that changed your life?
Elijah Dark side of the moon - Pink Floyd, The first vinyl record I ever bought. I cried listening to great gig in the sky when I was about 9 or 10, that shits hard as a motherfucker.
Eddie vedder into the wild album.
I have many, any Led Zeppelin album changed the way I played completely but as of currently, crumbling by mid air theif changed my whole perspective on how experimental you can get with music and how much production and making it just sound good matters What’s up next for you?
Elijah Up next? More and better music, crazier shows, traveling, and of course great things for everyone who’s helped us along the way. Love y’all
Dom more music coming Oey
Riley For me, just to keep making music that I like and that I feel passionate about for right now, but who knows what’s in store for me in the future and I couldn’t be more excited about it Stream Foxtide here