Can you introduce yourself and explain what you do in Clay Cages?
Hey! This is Matt and Hayden and we both play guitar for Clay Cages.
How did you meet the other band members?
We all met our freshman year at Middle Tennessee State University through mutual friends and in our dorms. It was all just by coincidence really, we just happened to all meet each other, started jamming together, and realized we fit well together and decided to start a band.
Where does the name Clay Cages come from?
The name Clay Cages is a spin off on a verse from the bible 2 Corinthians 4:7 stating, "We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure." This isn't to say we directly relate our name to religion just because it derives from a bible verse, we just like the message behind it, and think it fits us well.
How would you describe the band's style?
Musically, our style seems to always be shifting in some way. We've always had a lot of post rock and early 2000's emo influence, but we don't like to side too heavily with one genre. We're always trying to incorporate new sounds into what we do. In simplest terms, we're just a rock band.
You're set to release a new EP soon. What can listeners expect from it?
Our next release, The Lenses We See Life Through is a concept EP based around the way a person's perspective of the world changes as they progress through life. We feel it's a solid step forward from our last EP Tension as we've grown as songwriters and people. We've been experimenting more instrumentally as well as lyrically. We're excited for everyone to hear it.
What has been your most memorable live show?
Lately, probably our most memorable shows were the show when we opened up for The Early November, and the house shows we've been playing. The Early November show was great because we were exposed to a fanbase that has never heard of us before and we got some awesome feedback; and with the house shows we just love the the intimacy between us and the crowd and it's always a lot of fun.
Will the band tour anytime soon?
We have some stuff in the works, but nothing we can release as of right now. But keep your eyes peeled!
Following the recent successes of TomorrowWorld and Tomorrowland Brazil, Dim Mak will reprise its hallmark ‘Up All Night’ stage at Tomorrowland Belgium, the site of its conception and recurrence five years and counting. With label fixtures Steve Aoki, Deorro, Borgore, Keys N Krates, Ookay and Dirtyphonics headlining the stage, attendees of the largest electronic music festival in the world can expect nothing short of a mind-melting fairytale.
In anticipation of the festival, the hard and heavy Swedish duo Qulinez have curated an hour-long mix that effectively embodies the diversity and talent represented on the stage. Blending the trapped out sounds of Keys N Krates and Crookers' fidgety electro offerings with Ookay's stadium-smashing knockouts and serrated beats from SBCR (aka The Bloody Beetroots), Qulinez's mix showcases the most aurally thrilling releases from the Tomorrowland stage's lineup.
Qulinez Mix Tracklisting:
1. Steve Aoki & Rune RK - Bring You To Life (Transcend) [Qulinez Remix]
2. Crookers - I Just Can’t (feat. Jeremih) [Chris Lorenzo Remix]
3. Crookers - I Just Can't (feat. Jeremih) [TJR Remix]
4. Borgore & Jauz - Lindsay Lohan
5. Deorro vs MAKJ - READY! (Original Mix)
6. Keys N Krates - Save Me (feat. Katy B)
7. Ookay - ID
8. South Central & Qulinez - Tonight (Original Mix)
9. Uberjak'd, Ruby & Tony - Hit Me! (JaySounds Remix)
10. Dirtyphonics & ƱZ - Hustle Hard (feat. Trinidad Jame$) [Habstrakt Remix]
11. Steve Aoki & NERVO & Tony Junior - Lightning Strikes
12. Qulinez - Hookah (Original Mix)
13. Marnik - Hocus Pocus (Original Mix)
14. Autoerotique - ID
15. SBCR - SPIDER
16. Qulinez - Drop It w/ Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Stronger (Acapella)
17. Steve Aoki & Rune RK- Bring You To Life (Transcend) [Dirtyphonics Remix]
18. Coone - Into The Madness
Tomorrowland ‘Up All Night’ Stage Set Times
Coone 00:15 - 01:00
Dirtyphonics 23:15 - 00:15
The Bloody Beetroots (SBCR DJ set) 22:15 - 23:15
Chris Lorenzo 21:30 - 22:15
Keys N Krates 20:45 - 21:30
Deorro 19:45 - 20:45
Steve Aoki 18:15 - 19:45
Borgore 17:15 - 18:15
Crookers 16:15 - 17:15
Ookay 15:30 - 16:15
Autoerotique 14:45 - 15:30
Uberjak'd 14:15 - 14:45
Qulinez 13:45 - 14:15
Marnik 13:00 - 13:45Dim Mak Records
Photos & Interview by Mike Wagner
Coheed and Cambria are set to release their 8th studio album, The Color Before The Sun, on Oct. 9 via 300 Entertainment. The band posted the song and lyrics for “You Got Spirit, Kid” on Coheedandcambria.com this morning. The digital download of that song is available globally on July 10.
The Color Before The Sun marks a first for the band; their first non-conceptual release. Previous albums have been a part of the larger story of The Amory Wars, a science fiction saga depicting the story of Coheed and Cambria Kilgannon.
of the new record, Claudio states: "I kind of want people to know that Coheed can write that sort of record," he explained of the album’s departure from The Amory Wars. "I've always said in the past that there's never been a limitation on the band. It makes no sense to me to draw a line in the sand and never cross it."
Coheed and Cambria will resume touring in August with several festival appearances including headlining spots at Riot Fest and Fun Fun Fun Fest. They also have 3 special European performances of In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 lined up.
Coheed and Cambria on tour:
August 8 Nashville, TN Ink-N-Iron Festival
August 9 Atlanta, GA Wrecking Ball Atlanta
August 14 Kent, England Hevy Fest 2015
August 15 Amsterdam, Netherlands Neverender IKSSE:3
August 16 Holte-Stkenbrock, Geramyn Serengeti Festival
August 18 Frankfurt, Germany Neverender IKSSE:3
August 19 Cologne, Germany Neverender IKSSE:3
August 20 Gampel, Switzerland Open Air Gampel Festival
August 21 Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop
August 28-30 Denver, CO Riot Fest
September 11-13 Chicago, IL Riot Fest
September 13 Sterling Heights, MI Chill on the Hill
September 19-20 Toronto, ON Riot Fest
October 25 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
October 31 Phoenix, AZ Monster Mash Music Festival
November 6-8 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest