Listen to the new song from LiQuiD – The Formation
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
LiQuiD is based out of Atlanta and Atlanta is a big melting pot of people from all over. Chase, the singer is from Pascagoula, Mississippi. Denis, the guitarist is from Washington DC. Luis the drummer is from Bogota Columbia. Levi the bassist is the only native Georgian. The band has gone through a few changes over the past 2 years and through trials and tribulations and a few miracles we now have the line-up we have now.
What do you have coming up? What are some of the new projects we can expect to see?
We’re working on a lot of projects. A video will be up soon (any day now). We’ve begun working on a second video. We’re doing some radio campaigns both terrestrial and internet. We’ve done our first photo shoot and are in the process of editing and are about to do a second. We’ve got 4 new songs we’ve started recording as well as a cover song that we’re leaving as a surprise. So we’re very busy indeed
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
The Formation is a high energy ska-esque song about a nightmarish relationship. It all starts out great but ends up with the hero of the story cutting off his leg to escape!
How does your music separate yourself from other artists and bands out there?
LiQuiD’s sound is just like the name. We’re fluid and we’re able to combine genres in a cohesive and modern way. A lot of band’s songs begin to sound the same and become easy to tune out as where LiQuiD’s songs are each individual compositions that stand on their own merit.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
A lot of the so called “gate keepers” in the business have their heads deeply lodged in their own back-sides. We understand that it’s an over-saturated market and that they have a tough time weeding out all the wannabes, but I don’t think they much of a clue as to what would be successful and what wouldn’t.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
So far the biggest setback LiQuiD has faced has been the musician line-up. Musicians can be a flakey bunch and they’ll tell you all you want to hear at first but when it’s time for the rubber to meet the road all sorts of crap comes up. Self sabotage, fear of success, and closed mindedness are the main issues. Perseverance has been the only way to bounce back. The original members Denis And Levi just stayed focused on the goal knowing that what they had was strong and that the right people would find their way to the band.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
The main things artists need to be aware of areL
1. Getting ripped off by unscrupulous people. We had a guy offer to send us on tour of the Northeast US. He had the tour bus, the club connections, hotel set-ups etc. He wanted a few thousand up front. We did some research on him and found out he had several different names he went by. He had some arrest warrants on him and there were several stories about how he’s had taken other band’s money. We were all excited at first but thanks God we dug a little deeper.
2. Over confidence. We come across bands that think they are better than they really are. Their attitudes are condescending and it’s a big turn-off. The sad part is they are completely unaware of how they come across.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Don’t be afraid to learn a new skill. In this day and age of the industry it’s all about DIY. LiQuiD has become their own studio engineers, graphic artists, promoters, bookers, you name it!
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Well there’s not one favorite way because there are so many. Facebook, Reverbnation, magazine interviews and radio play are all great! We’re really looking forward to promoting the video on YouTube.