Introducing: Subliminal Landmines

Taking form in 2017, Subliminal Landmines exploded onto the South Louisiana Music scene with their energetic punk. After several months the original lineup fell apart, and they went dormant. Got a new bassist, then they wrote, recorded, released, and played their ‘Captivity EP’ throughout 2019. Took a couple months of silence before coming back with a vengeance in 2020 with a new bassist. Not letting Covid-19 set them back, they proceeded to film a music video and write and record a full-length record called ‘Gibberish’ which is now available on all platforms. Here’s the lowdown on Subliminal Landmines…

Subliminal LandminesDGM: What are the origins of Subliminal Landmines? How long have you been playing together?

SL: With the current line up we have been together for a little over a year, but Subliminal Landmines has been around since April 2017.

DGM: How did you feel performing your first gig, and how was it?

SL: Playing our first gig in the Summer of 2017 was an experience to remember. Not only was it our first show as a band, but it was also Grant’s first time playing a show in front of a crowd that didn’t include teachers and students lol.

DGM: What should people expect when they check the band out? How would you describe yourselves?

SL: They should definitely expect to have at least one of our songs stuck in their head, and they might have some on repeat. We are a punk band with a touch of some alternative. If you like Green Day, Blink-182, or Alkaline Trio then you will most likely enjoy our music!

DGM: The new music scene is bursting at the seams with fresh talent. In what ways do you feel a band has to stand out from the others trying to build a name?

SL: For a band to really stand out these days you have to interact, and get involved, with your fan base. Obviously you have to make good music and distribute it online, but it’s how you promote it and how your fans perceive the image of your band. Shows are super important too, but obviously because of the virus they aren’t happening in some places.

DGM: What are you working on at the moment that people can check out?

SL: Currently we are practising our most recent songs so we’re ready to play live, because we will be playing some shows soon along with maybe a live-stream show. We do have a new song in the works as well, so there is that to look forward to within the next couple of months.

DGM: What band out there at the moment do you feel that you would be best suited to open for?

SL: Honestly, if we are talking about big-name bands, Green Day for sure. They have probably had the biggest influence on our writing than any of the other bands that inspired us, so our music would mesh well together.

DGM: Who do you feel will be the next band to break out?

SL: Hmmm, this is a pretty tough question. Obviously, we want to be biased and say “us”, lol, but if we were to choose another band we would probably say Capra. They are also a band from Lafayette, and they have been making some major strides lately.

DGM: What are your first musical memories? And what was the light bulb moment that made you go “I want to do that!”

SL: Honestly I think for all of us it was just being around people who loved playing music, and just listening to certain types of music that we enjoyed. That really inspired us to want to start playing it ourselves.

DGM: What was the last gig that you attended as a fan?

SL: Hmmm that’s a hard question because it’s been a while; it was definitely a local show though.

DGM: What is the album that you have in your collection or Spotify playlist that would surprise most people?

SL: In our ‘SL Jams’ playlist (which has our current favourites and influences in it) I think people would be surprised that we have a couple of MGK’s (Machine Gun Kelly) new songs in there.

DGM: Although 2020 was a year to forget, there was some great music released; what would be your album of 2020?

SL: Given that we wrote and recorded our very first full-length studio album ‘Gibberish’ in 2020, that would have to be our album of the year. It is currently available everywhere for stream and purchase.

DGM: How active are you on social media and where can people connect with you?

SL: We are very active! We are on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and we even have a TikTok!

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