Hey everyone! I got the chance to sit down with Cameron, from the rock band Voyagers. Learn more about their latest single ‘Warning Sign‘ below!
Hey guys. Thanks for taking time to answer a few questions for WHTYB! Could you please introduce your band to my readers? We’re Voyagers, from the Tacoma, Seattle area of Washington. We’ve got Michael and Jon on guitar, Jesse on drums, Jacob on bass and myself, Cameron singing and playing guitar.
What’s the story behind your bands name? Nothing too deep, The idea of a ongoing journey if anything was intriguing to me, that you never really stop growing or creating. For us music has been that way over the years. – Cameron
According to you, what sets your band apart from all the other bands in your genre? I’m not sure if there is something specific other than it’s our own take. We grew up together on a lot of the same influences, so i’m sure the sounds of those bands we look up to come through. Our goal has been to write music we like and be ok with our influences informing that. Though not necessarily in our first two singles, I think there might be a wider spectrum to our sound then other bands in our genre. We’ve got a few songs we’re working on for our full length that push those boundaries for us.
Can you tell us more about your new single ‘Warning Sign’, released on September 1st 2017? Warning Sign was actually the first song we put together as a band last year. When I started writing again it was the first thing that was new for this season and this band.
How was the writing process for this song? Warning Sign was actually the first song we put together as a band last year. When I started writing again it was the first thing that was new for this season and this band. Jesse (drums) and I put together the core of the song and the rest of the guys really helped take it to the place it landed. The 2nd verse and bridge section are probably the spots where they took it a new direction.
What about the recording process? Any funny story from the studio? We spent a lot of time experimenting on this one. The bridge part specifically. Michael (guitar) recorded the solo section and we just had him loop some ideas a couple of times while we manipulated different guitar pedals in the moment at his feet. It was actually really fun, messing with delay, reverb, chorus and octave pedals on the fly. It seemed like it might be too weird in the moment but after hearing it in context we decided to keep it.
Which of the new songs, between ‘No Consequence’ and ‘Warning Sign’, were you most excited for people to hear? Any particular reason? Warning Sign is probably more indicative of where our sound is heading, and had a lot more interesting things happening in it. “No Consequence” is a fun song live, but it probably closer to where we’ve been in our past bands.
Who would you say are the biggest influences on the band? Collectively we all more or less have a love of Jimmy Eat World, Thrice and Manchester Orchestra, although we all enjoy a huge range of stuff.
Out of all the experiences you had as a band, has there been a particular one that has stood out to you? Though we’ve all played together in different settings over the years, our first show last summer was a great experience. There was a great turn out and a warm reception to our live set. It was great to finally get to play those songs outside the rehearsal space.
And to finish… If you could share the scene with any band, who would it be? Hmmmm, that’s a tough question, of course any of our influences would be amazing to play with! We are pretty lucky to be around a scene in Seattle that has some really great bands in it. We’re looking forward to getting more into that scene and playing more in the Pacific Northwest over the next year.