1. What's the name of your band? What's the origin of that name?
Sleave- the origin is hard to recall- whoever came up with it wont admit it haha- but it refers to a trade skill from the middle ages I think- Separating and cleaning silk. Just remember it’s still pronounced ‘sleeve’ !!!
2. What are your names, nicknames and corresponding instruments?
Charlie Bowen- guitar vocals
Danny Salinas- guitar vocals
Seth Toney- Bass
Julien Robert- Drums
3. If you could fill a pool with anything but water, what would it be?
Could you imagine the smell if we said beer? Yikes...Our guitarist might say la croix. Seth might tell you monster energy drink or white claw though- his tastes are a bit less refined...
4. What’s an average day like for the band?
We all have different jobs but some of us can work at home- which involves sitting on the phone or computer for long periods of time. Otherwise it depends on the member- working out, watching South Park, yoga, drinking, you know the usual...
5. Where/When was your last show, when/where is your next show?
Our last show was March 14th 2020- even then we were a bit tepid and didn’t know if we should play or if anyone would show up. Turns out the world would fall apart like 48 hours later ha. That show did turn out to be a fun one with a good turnout. It was at the resident pop punk house venue in Richmond VA; Yellowhouse.
As far as next shows we’ve had 3 already that have been rescheduled- we hope end of summer but I think it’s safe to say we don’t know for certain...
6. What are some of the best pranks you as band mates have pulled on each other?
Our bass player Seth (Meatball) has a nasty habit of dying on the worst hills imaginable. This ranges from a terrible taste in fast casual and convenient store options to actually being excited for the Jonas Brothers reunion.
7. How has your music evolved since you first began playing together?
Half of the band has changed since we began. So it’s safe to say that things have changed a lot. Overall though- we’ve kind of softened the edges and tried really hard to simplify our music and execute it a bit more thoughtfully. What began as a semi hardcore project has shifted into something a bit more alternative.
8. What is your favorite part about this line of work? Your least favorite?
Favorite part is playing a killer show. Least favorite is playing a bad show. How fickle the world of music can be….
9. If you were a superhero, what would your power be?
10. What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?
Play a lot of shows early on and be honest with each other to serve the song rather than your ego. If you do this you will end up hurt and with a worse product to boot.
11. Who are some of your favorite musicians?
This would take forever - but you can bet that we all appreciate a massive array of artists.
12. What is the craziest thing you've ever received from a fan?
There’s a guy on YouTube who covers all of our songs on guitar (he’s probably better than we are though so don’t tell him)
13. What song means the most to you and why?
The last track on our record ‘Expect the World.’ It took forever to come together but it really kind of summarizes the low’s of the albums with subsequent high’s to end on. It ends the record on a high note and provides a little bit of hope (perhaps) through hubris, but hope nonetheless.
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?
We love you and can’t believe how much you have made this grow. Brazil and Russia we promise we will be there one day.
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