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Tomorrows Bad Seeds

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Interview with Moi of Tomorrows Bad Seeds

There’s always a good story behind a bands name. What’s yours?

Tomorrows Bad Seeds started as a graffiti crew out of the South Bay of Los Angeles. We were a group of talented and artistic friends that decided to take this to the next level and thought the name would suit us just right. Not to mention that it also represents the statistic that were not supposed to make it cause of the cards life dealt us, as if we weren’t good enough... well we set out to prove to the masses that it doesn’t matter what life deals you, it’s how you play that hand.

Tomorrows Bad Seeds sound jumps from hard core rock to smooth reggae to soulful melodies in the same song. Who are some of your major influences?

We have such a wide variety of influences, from the like's of Pennywise, The Descendants, Sublime, Black Flag, NOFX,  Johnny Osborn, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, The Melodians, Stevie Wonder, Sade, Sam Cook, Lauren Hill, 2Pac, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Daniel Johnson, The Police, Rolling Stones, Eagles, and so many more. New influences: Katchafire, Enter Shikari, Pour Habit, Temper Trap, Jack Johnson, and the list goes on…Growing up in Southern California, the melting pot of America, we are the product of a vast variety of music, why not tap into all of it to express yourself.

The sound of your new album, “Sacred for Sale”, has evolved immensely from your debut album, “Early Prayers”. What did you learn from the first album that helped you out the second time around?

I think we are always learning. As human beings we are constantly evolving. Today I’m a different person than I was yesterday and everyday that goes by we are inspired by a plethora of occasions and instances…with that being said we just play music and try to be original.

It took about 3 years for the new album to come out. What were some of the reasons for the delay and will it be that long for the next album?

We wanted to take our time and with the changes within the band, and being on the road so much too. Took a little longer than we planned. We will not take that long to put out a third album. We appreciate our fans being patient and hope they dig the new sound.

Both albums have titles that are make religious references (“Early Prayers” and “Sacred for Sale”). Does religion play a role in your music?

Not so much religion, more like spirituality. We don’t want to push any beliefs on anyone, its more on the making a mockery of it all ... With so much desensitizing music on the radio these days we fell that the people need more substance. What a better approach than an early prayer , and sacred for sale.

You recently played on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. How was the experience?

Unreal and such a good time! Different than most shows, this one was a little more nerve racking for me. It came across well though and the production on that show is pretty tight.

When out on tour as an up and coming band how important is it to travel with an established act?

You could say that its the only way to grow now a days with so many acts on the circuit and you get to learn the ways of the road make good friends and keep on keeping on.

tomorrows-bad-seeds-2What would you say is the craziest thing that’s happened at a show so far?

Well here’s one…We played with Pepper at a show in Riverside and there was this old man getting down. Well he got so crazy he had a heart attack…pretty nuts!

Are there any particular things any of the band members try to do when hitting a new city for the first time?

Def see the sites if possible. Find good food, meet people and make them BAD SEEDS.

Finish this sentence: You can expect Tomorrows Bad Seeds _____________________

to play shows for at least the next 10 years and continue to create feel good music with conscious lyrics

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