Too Many DJs Interview with Chris Conley
Interview with Chris Conley
Dan Fullard from toomanydjs.co.uk caught up with Saves The Day
Saves The Day (Chris Conley)
Is this your first time in the UK?
Chris: As a band - yes, but I've been here before.
Do you like it here?
C: Yeah I do, I could go for some blue sky.
What's the story behind the band name?
C: Our old bass player suggested it. It was a lyric from a song that he really liked.
At what point did you decide you wanted to be in a band?
C: I think when I was 13, I was listening to a lot of Led Zeppelin and it really turned me on.
Do you remember the first time you were asked for an autograph?
C:I don't remember the first time, but each time is really fucking weird.
Are you comfortable being compared to bands like Jimmy Eat World?
C: Sure, I guess. I don't think we sound like then at all, but, ermm I understand people are gonna group things together to categorise.
Do you think that Stay What You Are is your best album?
C: Yeah I think so, I think every time we do an album its the best one we've done though, It's kinda like the natural progression.
What are your favourite tracks off the album?
C: Cars & Calories, Freakish and This Is Not An Exit.
How nervous do you get before doing a show?
C: Never, I never get nervous
Do you do anything to prepare?
C: Yeah I warm up, I sing scales and err I do stretches.
Do you see this band as your career and lives?
C: At the moment. I'm having a good time.
What's the best thing about being in Saves The Day?
C: Best thing? Well, I don't have to go to school and I don't have to work and somehow all i have to do is play music and I get paid. I get to travel around the world and meet people and...See the planet.
What's been the best part of this tour?
C: This tour? Last night in London was kinda mind-boggling. We played this place called the Mean Fiddler and sold out, it was just totally packed and people went crazy and err I just didn't expect that and its just weird, really really weird coming over here and seeing people singing the songs, I dunno, I just really didn't know what to expect but the fact that the people know the music and actually want to come and see us play is just incredible