POZ Showcase: Life On The Sideline
We had a chance to speak with the great people over at PropertyOfZack, check it out below
Powerfully driven vocals, energetic guitars, and flowing melodies are the basis of Life on the Sidelines’ brand of pop-rock. However, what truly lies at the core of the band is a message of positivity and acceptance, and a strong “don’t give in, don’t give up” mentality. Their most recent LP, Honesty is a Dying Breed, has nine tracks with various dynamics, keeping you hooked with each rotation. You can stream Life on the Sidelines’ album in its entirety below.
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by Ashley Aron
Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
Ralph - Guitar
Jake - Guitar & Vocals
Kagan - Drums
George - Bass
Nick - Vocals
What’s your hometown (or what are your hometowns)?
We always say our band is from Connecticut, but really we are from all over the place. I live in Granby, CT, but some of us live anywhere from Chicopee, MA, to Plattsburgh, NY (right on the border of Canada). Jake and Kagan drive 10 hours round trip every week for practice. Those two are wild men!
How did the band come together? How long has it been?
2012 is when we started, so that would make it a little over two years now. Ralph and myself started the band after I responded to his Craigslist ad online. It sounds pretty weird, but he quickly became my best friend ever. After way too many lineup changes to count, we are at where we are now. I think we are all very confident that this is the lineup to stay. Everything just feels so natural.
How have you grown since you started?
In just about every way possible. Musically I never settle on how a song sounds until it’s as good as we can possibly make it sound as a whole. I’ve also started to experiment with different styles personally. I think that will be way more present on the next music we release. As a human I know who I am now. I know what I stand for and what I believe in. I always wanted to “play in a full time band.” I’ve said this since I was a little kid, but I never really knew what that meant. Recently, between the release of our first full length and the start of a lot of steady touring I’m starting to see that it really is a lot of hard work. I’m ready for it, we all are. There’s just nothing else we want to do. I’ve watched way too many people I care about give up on their dreams. I just refuse to throw away something I love.
What sets you apart from other bands?
We are very genuine. If we say something we mean it, whether it’s in a song or a conversation with a stranger. A big thing we’ve always wanted our band to represent is positivity and acceptance. We try our hardest to be as nice as possible to everyone we meet. We want to be a band kids can turn to after a bad day. Basically, we just want people to know we are here to help.
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