Interview with the Band: Them Evils

Would you classify your music to be best experienced in an intimate setting, on an indoor stage, or a large outdoor festival?

-Wherever people want to see BALLS OUT ROCK N’ ROLL is where we're most comfortable. You have to adjust your presence and how you direct the crowd in each of those settings. A show is a show. You get it done!

Knowing you have a chemistry between yourselves to write great music that connects all the dots isn't something that happens every day. When Jordan and Jake first came together, as you both met in high school, what was it that said... together we got this?

-It was one of those things that happened organically. We grew up listening to the same bands like Metallica, Pantera, and Black Sabbath so we already had the musical chemistry. We knew what kind of band Them Evils was set out to be. Modern Classic Rock N’ Roll.

When you listen to your music, Can you hear it objectively enough to say this is its own sound? 

- Our music is derived and inspired from our influences. For example, in "Got Me Rockin'" I (Jordan) feel like the opening riff is something Joe Walsh would write. When it comes to songs as a whole I definitely feel we compose and sound like an ORIGINAL band. Them Evils will never be a gimmick or rip off the band.

Pulling from those earlier roots of straight up rock n' roll and mixing in what defines Them Evils - where do you see yourselves in the world of music in the next year?

-Touring the world, inspiring people, and doing what we're doing now on a larger scale.

Do you fit the current criteria of what is considered Rock music - and if so, what are the current criteria for a band to have a rock sound?

-Definitely! Riffs, fuzz, solos, sleaze, and attitude!

Many bands work hard towards gaining endorsements via the instruments they play, clothing lines, etc... Who does Them Evils associate with on endorsements or who would you all like to have endorse you?

- Our main endorsement is Zemaitis guitars. They're amazing with promotion and treating us like family. The guitars are playable, full of tone, and tour resilient. In the future, we would love an amp and string endorsement. Ernie Ball, Friedman Amps, Marshall would be cool. Deadbeat sounds from Yorba Linda, CA have helped us out a bunch as well with pedals and tone.

One press release said that you all had the endorsement of Zakk Wylde – how has the experience of touring with him been?

-I wouldn't say he "endorses" us but he definitely has kind words to say about the band and has taken us out on tour. Zakk is a great guy and one of our biggest influences. He's an idol and someone well respected in our industry so when he took us on the Zakk Sabbath run we were humbled.

Talk about the new single "Got Me Rockin."

-It's a song that embodies the true vibe of Them Evils. It has fuzz guitars, solos, backing vocals, and a hard-hitting chorus. There is drive and punch. Conceptually, the song is about picking up a girl in your car and going for a joy ride. Something everyone can relate to.

How was it working with Kato Khandwala for your new EP?

-Kato is a respectable person. Extremely knowledgeable when it comes to recording and creating music. He pulls the best out of you and won't record anything less. Straight to the point, honest, and involved. He doesn't sit on his phone and just press record. Kato is the real deal!

Summer is here and the time is right for Them Evils!  What is next on your rock n' roll agenda?

- We’ll be touring the U.S., including some spring festival dates.  We’re also aiming for a European tour and working on writing and recording a full-length album. Our goal is to add to our resume, impressing important people, and keep this ball rollin'!

Connect with Them Evils:
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Them Evils Tour Dates:
April 05 - Tucson, Ariz. @ Club XS*
April 06 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Pub Rock*
April 07 - San Diego, Calif. @ House of Blues*
April 08 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ Beauty Bar*
April 10 - Anaheim, Calif. @ House of Blues*
April 11 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Holy Diver*
April 13 - Spokane, Wash. @ Knitting Factory*
April 14 - Portland, Ore. @ Dante’s*
April 15 - Seattle, Wash. @ Chop Suey*
April 16 - Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory*
April 18 - Colorado Springs, Colo. @ Black Sheep*
April 19 - Denver, Colo. @ Streets of London
April 20 - Kansas City, Mo. @ The Riot Room
April 21 - Oklahoma City, Okla. @ The Blue Note
April 22 - Dallas, Texas @ The Prophet Bar
April 23 - Austin, Texas @ Mohawk
April 24 - Houston, Texas @ Satellite Bar
April 26 - Mobile, Ala. @ The Merry Widow
April 27 - Jacksonville, Fla. @ Welcome to Rockville
May 1 - Birmingham, Ala. @ The Nick
May 2 - Memphis, Tenn. @ Hi Tone
May 3 - Nashville, Tenn. @ The High Watt
May 5 - Concord, N.C. @ Carolina Rebellion
May 8 - Richmond, Va. @ The Camel
May 9 - Washington, D.C. @ Songbyrd
May 10 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Ortlieb’s
May 11 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Saint Vitus
May 12 - Hartford, Ct. @ The Webster (Underground)
May 16 - Lancaster, Pa. @ Chameleon Club (Lizard Lounge)
May 19 - Columbus, Ohio @ Rock on the Range
May 20 - Cleveland, Ohio @ Grog Shop
May 22 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ The Smiling Moose
May 23 - Detroit, Mich. @ PJ’s Lager House
May 24 - Chicago, Ill. @ Beat Kitchen
May 25 - St. Paul, Minn. @ Turf Club
May 26 - Omaha, Neb. @ Lookout Lounge
May 27 - Fort Collins, Colo. @ Hodi’s Half Note
May 29 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ Metro Bar

*with Red Sun Rising