Everyday Dogs are a “High-Octane Rock ‘N’ Roll Band” from Athens, GA. The four-piece have been in and out of the studio this year, with the current single ‘Black Fire’ being the first of the new material released into the wild. Jesse Inglima (lead guitarist and backing vocalist) joins us to talk us through the formation of the band and what you can expect when you dial into Everyday Dogs.
What are the origins of the band, how long have you been playing together?
Everyday Dogs started from myself, my brother [Julian Inglima, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist], and some friends getting together for jam sessions. We’ve been a band for almost 3 years now and are based out of Athens, GA, USA.
How did you feel performing your first gig? And how was it?!
We were all pretty nervous for our first gig. For me at least, I think it’s something I built up in my head for a lot of years ever since I started seriously playing guitar and having those dreams of being on stage. We played in the backroom of this record store called “His Rock” with 4 other bands on the line-up, and it was mostly just our friends that showed up. As far as how the gig went, we’ve definitely gotten a lot better since then, I promise!
What should people expect when they check the band out? How would you describe yourself?
We like to call ourselves a “High-Octane Rock ‘N’ Roll Band”, so people can expect a lot of high energy, big guitar riffs and solos, and loud drums.
The new music scene is bursting at the seams with fresh talent, in what ways do you feel that a band has to stand out from the others trying to build a name?
Very early on, we realized the importance of stage presence and audience engagement. If you as a band are giving it everything you’ve got and going crazy on stage, that creates an infectious kind of energy in the room with the crowd, which in turn pushes us as a band to get even crazier. It essentially becomes this cycle of reciprocal energy between us and the audience, and everybody wins in the end.
What are you working on at the minute that people can check out?
We just released a brand-new single called “Black Fire”. It’s our heaviest song we’ve recorded to date with a lot of mean riffs. I wrote the lyrics after reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula for the first time, so there’s definitely a haunted element that permeates the whole song.
Check out “Black Fire” on Spotify
What band out there at the minute do you feel that you would be best suited to open for?
I think either Royal Blood or Highly Suspect. Both of them just have so much energy in their live performances and all of us in the band are huge fans of both of them.
Who do you feel is the next band to break out?
There’s this Australian band called Stand Atlantic who are getting a lot of great traction right now. They have an old-school Paramore sound, and it’s awesome.
What are your first musical memories? And what was the light bulb moment that made you go “I want to do that”?
My first musical memories are technically tied into middle school band class and learning how to play the saxophone. I think learning music in that classical environment at an early age and getting a basic education in music theory really set the foundation for how I started to play guitar when I was older.
I really got caught up in the Guitar Hero craze, and that honestly had a huge impact on getting into rock music and wanting to pick up an actual guitar.
What was the last gig that you attended as a fan?
Royal Blood at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta.
The album that you have in your album collection/Spotify playlist that would surprise most people?
Probably Barton Hollow by The Civil Wars. It’s indie-folk, but I really like how raw most of the album is and how well the singers harmonize with each other.
What are your plans for what’s left of 2020?
2020 has been a unique year, to say the least. We shot a music video back in January that we will release sometime in 2021. We also spent this last year in and out of the studio working on new material. “Black Fire” was the first of those new songs we put out, and we will be releasing more singles over the coming months.
How active are you on social media and where can people connect with you?