Bad Seed Rising is the youngest band to ever be signed to Roadrunner Records and is definitely trying to take the world by storm.
Their singer, Francheska, sat down to do an interview with us and here is what she had to say.
1. Hi, Francheska! First and foremost, how would you describe yourself and your band?
Hey! This is always a tough question to answer, there’s so many subgenres we’re not quite sure where we fit in! right now i just refer us to rock. We’re not too interested in defining ourselves, because the moment we define ourselves people will pressure us to be the same thing over and over again and they’ll get pissy that we’ve “changed” when in reality we’re just evolving… Like all bands do.
2. I was told you had a song ("Bad Seed Rising") featured at the end of the movie Spy. How did that end up happening and how did you react when you found out it was happening?
Paul Feig, the director, found us when he was figuring out what songs he wanted in the movie! He actually was going to have someone write a song specifically for the end credits, but instead when he was walking by some desk playing our song, he fell in love with our song! Dude, I was so stoked. I cried. I don’t know why, just tears of joy. He flew us out to Caesar’s Palace in Vegas to play the premiere. it was surreal.
3. Name something you listen to that nobody would ever expect.
4. What would be your dream tour be (to be part of)?
Ummmmm… I don’t know a tour specifically, but it would consist of Dance Gavin Dance, Issues, Bring me the Horizon. and I know this is a weird one (they’re all not fitting) but J. Cole, because I love him and he goes hard as fuck.
5. When is your EP, A Place Called Home being released and where can fans pre-order it?
APCH is already released! But you can keep your eyes and ears peeled for the full length of APCH soon! You can buy it on iTunes, and Google Play! Or you can also come out to a show and buy it off of us! We’ll be more than happy to sign it and snap a few quick flicks.
6. How did your band get its name?
Mason like “Bad Seed” but that was already taken. So he added rising.
7. When you're not opening for great bands like Saint Asonia, what do you like to do?
Write more music, road trip with friends, spend time with family, do a lot of photography. A lot of movement and traveling… I can’t stay in one place for too long or i go insane. My ADD won’t let me.
8. Anything you would like to plug before we go? (Social media, tour info, anything?)
Oh yeah! If you all wanna know more about us, follow us on the internets! @badseedrising is pretty much all you gotta look up! You can also find our personals through the band account! We have one show in Baltimore on August 30th, which I’m really excited about because we haven’t played a home show in forever. To make things more exciting we also have a show with Issues, Pvris, and The Funeral Portrait in Atlanta on September 30th! I’m also stoked to hang out with my buddy, Tyler Carter!We also have a tour in the works for fall! Can’t say anything about it but just keep an eye out for dates!
Be sure to check out Bad Seed Rising on all their social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reverbnation, and their official website.
Also, if you read this before August 30 and live in Maryland, you can catch Bad Seed Rising opening up for Saint Asonia at the Baltimore Soundstage. Tickets are available now and are only $20, only $25 the day of! Get tickets while you still can.
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