Band of the Day: All Them Witches

By on 14 March 2016

Nashville’s heavy and hypnotic All Them Witches impressed us with their new album ‘Dying Surfer Meets His Maker’ released earlier this year on New West Records so we sat them down and they told us all about their lost luggage…

How did you get started, where did you form, how did you meet and when did you begin?

We all moved to Nashville to seek our fortunes. It can be a difficult place to succeed, because everyone is so goddamn talented there.  But if you relax, make friends, and have a good time, you’re already succeeding.  We all met at bars or on the street, just by being open and friendly and recognizing the light in each other.

Did you have a specific sound in mind when you formed the band, or did that grow and evolve as you played together?

Haha, Robby and Ben got together first and played blues for a few minutes before they got bored, and Robby said “Hey, do you ever listen to stoner metal?”. We try never to steer each other one way or another, we just do what comes naturally and learn from one other.

What kind of stuff are you and the rest of the band into? Who would you cite as influences?

We are into cool stuff, we promise. We are most definitely not idiots who listen to lame music. We listen to real profound artists like Limp Bizkit and Hinder.

How does your writing process normally work out? Will you meet up with song ideas pretty much fully formed beforehand, or do you tend to jam stuff out a bit more?

Usually Ben starts *shrailing* on the guitar, and we tell him to stop but he ignores us, then we all start yelling until someone lights a joint, and then Robby starts beatboxing.  Really, we just jam until something happens. Although Parks is an actual talented songwriter, so on the new album we started trying to adapt his songs, which are so beautiful they made us cry when we first heard them.

What are your ambitions for the band?

Well we’ve just started our first tour overseas, so Allan says he can die happy after this, although he’s agreed to stick around for a few more years.  Really, we just want to do what we love, absorb every experience, and share stuff with the people who appreciate it. What else can you do as a band?

What’s been your best moment as a band? And on the flipside, what’s been the worst thing to happen to you in music?

Things get more exciting every day. Last night we had a packed house at the best venue in Tel Aviv (the Barby), played with two amazing bands, and had the best show of our lives.  The worst thing to happen to us in music? Well right now we are about to play a huge show in Athens, and the airline lost our luggage, so we have nothing to sell. That’s pretty bad, but we can’t complain. Life is good.

What’s next for you?

We are gonna try to find our lost luggage, and then play the hell out of our first shows in Europe. See you out there.

You can buy ‘Dying Surfer Meets His Maker’ here.

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