Everyday Dogs talk to Loud-Stuff about pushing the limits of what’s possible, creative spontaneity and pranks on tour.
How would you describe your music?
We like the term ‘High-Octane Rock ‘N’ Roll’. We play stuff that’s high energy and built around big guitar riffs and loud drums.
Tell us about how the history of the project?
Everyday Dogs started from myself, Jesse Inglima, lead guitarist and backing vocalist, my brother Julian Inglima, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, and some friends getting together for jam sessions. We’ve been a band for almost three years now and are based out of Athens, GA, USA.
What are your influences/ musical heroes?
As a band, we absolutely love grunge music, so we pull a lot of our influence from bands like Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam.
As a guitar player, my biggest inspirations are Slash, Randy Rhoads, and Tom Scholz. They all have such a keen sense of melody in their playing even when they’re playing lightning-fast, and they all have mammoth-sized guitar tones that are instantly recognisable.
What inspires you?
Both personally and as a band, we all just like writing and playing music that we would go out of our way to hear. I think there’s also an innate desire as a creative person to constantly push yourself and expand the limits of what is possible. With every song we write and release, we continue that movement toward realising our full musical and artistic potential.
Do you write on the road? Or do you prefer to write in the studio?
We have always gone into the studio with a good sense of what the song should sound like and how it ought to be structured. At our level, we are keenly aware that time is money when it comes to being in the studio, and we don’t want to waste any of it, so we try to be as prepared as possible.
That being said, our pre-production ideas for songs are never set in stone. If our producer has some new idea about song arrangement, or one of us comes up with some brand-new part on the spot, we always allow consideration for those moments of creative spontaneity. At the end of the day, we have the same goal as the producers and engineers we work with in the studio: make the song the best it can possibly be.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
Probably Nevada. That’s a song we tend to close our sets with, and at this point a lot of people at our shows know the words to it, which is really cool to experience. Plus, it’s a high-energy song, so we like to rock it out as our big finale song.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
Foo Fighters, Royal Blood, and Highly Suspect. It’d just be non-stop energy and intensity across all the bands.
What are your current thoughts on the music industry?
Well, before the COVID crisis, the music industry was already in a unique place. I think it’s a fascinating time to be a musician right now, since we have the capacity to take full advantage of the digital resources we have. The ‘Wild-West’ days of the internet as this lawless and incomprehensible landscape are over. As a band that distributes music almost exclusively digitally, it’s incredible that there is an infrastructure in place that allows us to financially capitalise on this experience.
All that being said, it is really sad to see all of my favourite music venues still closed due to COVID-19. I am anxious, but also hopeful for a boom in live music once venues open back up in full force.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
We pranked another group by freezing their clothes. It took a while for it all to thaw.
What are your future plans?
We recorded a music video back in January for an unreleased song that will come out sometime early 2021.
We spent this last year in the studio recording 6 new songs. Black Fire was the first of those new songs released October 23rd, 2020, and we will be putting out more singles in the coming months.