Give ‘Em Hell, Kid are a Post-hardcore band from Virginia Beach, VA, tilting on the edge of aggression and melancholy. Give ‘Em Hell, Kid has been described as both “violent” and “soothing” to the ears, and visually stimulating. For fans of: Beartooth, Silverstein, Bring Me The Horizon, and Underoath.
How would you describe your music?
Rowdy, Chaotic, fun. We enjoy the movement of the crowd so anything to get them going.
Tell us about how the history of the band?
We were formed by mutual friends and Craigslist. We started writing some songs and ended up writing a record to help get us off the ground and in people’s ears.
What are you influences/ musical heroes?
Casey House, “My Chemical Romance” Jared Griffith, “Protest the Hero” Ryan Polesko, “Dir en Grey” Tyler Wayne, “Between Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold”, Jason Stevens, “Way too many to pick for me.”
What inspires you?
Lyrically, we are inspired by art, a disdain for current government affairs, the relentless obsession with religion in our country and how that harms people, and self-hate.
Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?
We prefer to actually write at rehearsals and in the studio. Usually we are all in our own little worlds when travelling.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
“The Thriller Killer Whisky Richard”
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
Warped Tour (RIP)
What are you current thoughts on the music industry?
It’s been interesting to see the necessity of having a label become less and less. With digital distribution becoming easier and easier, it seems you just need one viral video or one amazing song to get out there. Not really big on the rock scene returning to an underground feel with pop and ebm becoming two of the front running genres. World is full of Ariana Grande.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
It’s always weird for us to be recognized in public.
What are your future plans?
We plan on touring this summer and going up and down the east coast of the US with a few other bands before we start heading out west. Hopefully.