Introducing our Band of the Week #08 : Alternative rock band Exit !
Who are they?
Exit is an alternative rock band from New England, composed of Andrew Manning and Matt Mendonca.
Learn more about their debut EP
Exit have release their debut EP ‘Familiar Ground‘ on February 3rd 2017 through Sun Pop Music.
“This EP is really a collection of songs that, in some way shape or form, deal with the way people change as they get older. And on top of that, it focuses a lot on the temptation to live in the past, which I think is something we can all relate to. We wrote this record over the course of about a year and a half, and I think what was important to us was not to feel constricted by genre.
This is definitely a pop punk record, but we tried to incorporate elements from other genres that we love as well. That being said, there are a few songs on the record where we poke fun at some of the tropes of pop punk music. We both love the genre, but I think it’s important to have a sense of humor and never to take yourself too seriously.” – Andrew
Focus on their single ‘Familiar Ground’
“I started writing Familiar Ground in my college dorm room. Similar to what I said above, Familiar Ground is all about losing touch with people that you really care about as you both get older. One of the biggest themes in the song is sentimentality, and how I always seem to be most comfortable at home.
While a lot of people are excited at the prospect of leaving home, that’s never been how I am, and Familiar Ground is a reflection of that. It’s all about living in the past.” – Andrew