1. What's the name of your band? What's the origin of that name?
Dark Below. We were originally called Downphase, but our producer told us the name sucked and that we needed a new one. He said I wrote pretty dark stuff but that I didn't look like the kind of guy who would write those things, so that's where the idea of the Dark Below name came from.
2. What are your names, nicknames and corresponding instruments?
I'm Josh Campbell, lead singer and guitarist, but most people call me Campbell.
Josh Grove is our bassist and does some backing vocals, but he's usually referred to as Joshie.
Our drummer's name is Quin Koldan, but if you meet him he's going to tell you his name is also Josh.
3. If you could fill a pool with anything but water, what would it be?
Straight cash, homie. Then I'd probably buy a strip club and launder it. Sorry, I've been watching a lot of Ozark during the lock down.
4. What’s an average day like for the band?
Well, if we've got a show that day, then we'll try to get to the venue early and just hang out and talk to other bands and stuff. Once the show is over, the party really begins in our '09 Odyssey. We'll usually either just have a huge party in the van, or cruise the local scene looking for other mom vans to drag race.
5. Where/When was your last show, when/where is your next show?
Last one was in March at Rose Music Hall in Columbia, MO and we're finally going to get to play again on June 20th in St. Louis at Diamonds Music Hall for our friends over at Beyond FM’s 1 Year Anniversary Party.
6. What are some of the best pranks you as band mates have pulled on each other?
It's a complete joke every time Quin drives the van, so does that count?
7. How has your music evolved since you first began playing together?
We aren't completely awful anymore, so that's different. I think our sound was a lot more raw and kind of generic earlier on and now we're trying to make the music a lot more dynamic. We've got a new EP coming, and we are trying to step outside of our comfort zones to try things we probably wouldn't have done in the past.
8. What is your favorite part about this line of work? Your least favorite?
Just playing music to people is the best part. I have very little patience, so the worst part for me is as old Tom Petty put it: Waiting is the hardest part.
9. If you were a superhero, what would your power be?
I would be able to work while I sleep. That way I could do my actual job while I'm asleep and then have more time for music and things that are actually fun.
10. What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?
Just put yourself out there and try to find people. I am really shy, but I eventually just had to make a post on craigslist to find people and it worked out. It's all about the people you have with you, so focus more on finding the right fit than trying to find the greatest musicians out there.
11. Who are some of your favorite musicians?
10 Years and Chevelle are probably my two favorites.
12. What is the craziest thing you've ever received from a fan?
Nothing too crazy that we've received. I recall signing some boobs and other body parts, but as far as anything we've received, I can't think of anything too wild.
13. What song means the most to you and why?
Probably our song Into Me that's going to be on our upcoming EP. It's just a song that's very personal to me, so it means a lot. Some of the stuff I write about isn't necessarily something that I experience directly, but that song is different.
14. How can people gain access to your music?
15. If you had one thing to say to all your fans, what would it be?
I'd just say thank you for everything. I really didn't know what to expect out of this whole thing when we started it years ago, but the fans have given all of some great memories and it means the world to us.
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