Trophy Eyes' Callum Cramp Teases That New Music Will 'Sound Nothing Like Previous Record'
Since forming in 2013, punk rock band Trophy Eyes has risen the ranks to become one of the top bands in the scene.
Their albums Mend, Move On and Chemical Miracle have been praised by many for their honest lyrics and hardcore instrumentals. With Chemical Miracle approaching its one year anniversary this fall, the band is ready to share new music with the world.
We caught up with the band's drummer Callum Cramp at Warped Tour to find out what we can expect from the upcoming record. Keep scrolling to see what he had to share.
Sweety High: What was your favorite Warped Tour memory this year?
Callum Cramp: A couple days ago, we had a day off in Laughlin, Nevada. We were right on the Colorado River, so we rented jet skis and rode them. It was the first time I've ever ridden a jet ski. They go pretty fast. I didn't crash, but these two other dudes did. I heard this big bang when I was swimming and looked over. They full on just ran into each other. Then their jet skis started floating down the river and they had to swim after them.
SH: What's up next for you guys?
CC: After Warped Tour, we go home and do our headline tour in Australia. We do that over three weeks, even though it's only six shows. After that, we start writing our record and come back to America in November. It's a headline run back here, which we haven't done yet. It's exciting. We'll be touring with Free Throw, Head North and Grayscale in November.
SH: How's your new music coming along?
CC: We've already started writing. In between the last two albums we were super lazy. We said we weren't going to rush it, but we did rush it, not as much as we rushed the first album though. This time we're trying to make sure we don't do that. We started writing over this whole year actually. We're going to get into a rehearsal studio right away after our Australian tour. We're hoping to get it out early next year.
SH: How does it compare so far to your previous albums?
CC: It's a continuation of the last album. We took a big step with our record we just put out, so we're going to take that step again with this new record. It'll sound nothing like the previous record, but in a good way.
SH: As an artist, how do you decide what you're willing to share in your music?
CC: I think you put it all out there and people take it as they take it. Music is pretty subjective anyway, so you don't have to definitely say what happened. It is pretty important to be genuine though.
SH: If you could go back and give yourself advice when you started this band, what would it be?
CC: I'd encourage myself to try and appreciate every step of it, which I still struggle to do now. I don't really live in the moment completely. I know I'm going to look at even today when I'm 50 and say, "Those were the best days of my life!" It'd be nice if I could always remember to really appreciate those moments.
SH: Is there a moment that you've appreciated the most so far?
CC: There are days like that day off where you sit in the river and think "This is pretty cool!" When it's all happening, when you load in and play and you're doing this and doing that, it's kind of hard to sit back and think about it. Some days I'll sit in the back of the trailer, listen to music and watch the sunset. Those are the times I focus on how cool this experience is.
Trophy Eyes isn't the only band we can expect a fall tour from. Punk rock group Jule Vera shared when fans can expect a tour announcement and new music videos with us HERE.