Pierce The Veil

Journey's Presents

Pierce The Veil

Neck Deep, I Prevail

Wed, September 7, 2016

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Revolution Concert House and Event Center

Garden City, ID

$27.50 - $59.50

This event is all ages

Pierce The Veil
Pierce The Veil
A lot has happened in the three years since Pierce The Veil released their debut A Flair
For The Dramatic in 2007. The band have toured the world including Warped Tour in
2008 and Taste Of Chaos in 2009; converted countless fans to their unique brand of
progressive post-hardcore; and, most notably, grown as both people and musicians from
these cumulative experiences. All of this figures into the group's long-awaited
sophomore release Selfish Machines, an album that sees the band—frontman Vic
Fuentes, drummer Mike Fuentes, guitarist Tony Perry and bassist Jaime Preciado—
coming together to craft an inventive album that is certain to challenge people's
perception of the band.
Recorded with Mike Green (Paramore, Set Your Goals) in Los Angeles, the album ended
up being more involved than initially planned—but that ended up being a blessing in
disguise. "It was actually a pretty intense process," Vic explains, adding that the band
didn't finish the album in the time allotted which forced him to stay in LA for an extra
two months working on vocals and bouncing between recording studios working on new
ideas. "It was definitely necessary to take the extra time with this recording," he
continues. "We're not settling on anything with this record."
From the soaring pop sensibility of songs like "Bulletproof Love" to the upbeat
aggression of "Caraphernelia", the album shows how versatile Pierce The Veil have
become, whether they're screaming their hearts out or gently bearing their souls. There
are also plenty of sonic surprises on Selfish Machines, most notably the emotive, piano-
driven ballad "Stay Away From My Friends" which displays the band's growth as
songwriters. "That song was my first crack at writing on piano," Vic explains. "I've got a
piano in my house now so I'd been messing around on it and ended up writing some
riffs, which I think definitely gave the album a different feel," he continues, adding that
he hopes to eventually implement keyboards into the band's live performances.
Although Pierce The Veil have toured incessantly for the past three years, they made
some time late last year to write these tracks and instantly threw themselves into the
songwriting process. "It's pretty hard for us to write on the road because we're touring in
an RV most of the time with tight quarters, which doesn't bode well for creativity," Vic
acknowledges with a laugh. "We have a studio at home that I like to hang out in, so I
basically just shut myself out from the world for three or four months and spent all day
and night writing," he continues. "Every song is super personal; they're all very real

about our lives and I think once people read them they can probably see a little bit about
what's going on with us."
"We are all in one way or another selfish machines," Vic explains when asked about the
album's title. "In no way is this a negative thing, it's human nature.We all have natural
tendencies to want, love, and take.When it comes down to it, humans have animal like
qualities that we keep inside and even try to deny—but no matter how morally good
someone may think they are or try to be, we are still humans," he continues. "One
example of this is how we are all constantly searching for someone to love, or even more
desperately, someone to love you.It is human nature broken down to its bare bones, no
bullshit, just rock bottom honest feelings and desire.No trying to be nice, shy, or
respectable, it's about the 'evil' thing inside of us that is really not evil at all, it's just
there and always will be inside of us all."
Having played with bands in nearly every subgenre, Pierce The Veil have always prided
themselves on not confining their band to one particular scene or genre—and the
harmony-rich songs like "I Don't Care If You're Contagious" are guaranteed to expose
them to entirely new crowds of followers with Selfish Machines. "Every band that I've
ever loved and admired has constantly grown and each record is a little different in their
own way and I think that's how it should be because it keeps you setting new goals and
trying to change for the better," Vic explains. "This record is definitely going to take us
new places and after this we'll keep writing and try to make the next one even better," he
summarizes. "We're always looking ahead."
Pierce The Veil recently signed with Fearless Records, and continues their live attack
this fall in support of Selfish Machines, with a tour of South America this September
with Sum 41, Four Year Strong and Attack Attack!. The band then heads to
Europe with labelmates blessthefall and Motionless In White, before kicking off
the "No Guts, No Glory" Tour this November with Miss May I, Woe, Is Me, LetLive
and The Amity Affliction. Pierce The Veil will head back into the studio early next
year to record album three, set for release later 2012.
Neck Deep
Neck Deep
Every now and then - and it happens less often than you might expect - a band comes along with the power, precision and indelible heart to capture the zeitgeist of a generation. Wrexham's Neck Deep are, beyond any shadow of a doubt, one such band; a bona fide phenomenon whose remorselessly effervescent pop-punk bounce has already achieved what all rock music aspires to - striking a chord with kids all over the world. Since their formation a little over three years ago they have become one of the scenes most looked-up-to stalwarts in the US, UK and beyond thanks to a killer combination of monolithic choruses, spartan work ethic and redoubtable X factor. Returning now with a new salvo of hits in the shape of second full-length effort Life's Not Out To Get You, Neck Deep stand on the cusp of something truly remarkable.

"This band has already provided me with some of the most incredible times in my life," beams Ben Barlow. "When we started my only ambition was to play one gig. At this point I think I've ticked most things off my first bucket list and am having to draw up a new one!"

It's no surprise that Ben's bin is already full of goals written down and swiftly ticked off. After all, with an average age of just 20, the quintet (completed by guitarists Lloyd Roberts and Matt West, bassist Fil Thorpe-Evans and drummer Dani Washington) have, amongst other things, undertaken 2014's US Warped Tour (with 2015's imminent, having being the first band announced) and crushed the iconic Wembley Arena as main support to All Time Low - just one year after they first played the 180 capacity Camden Barfly as the launchpad for 2014 debut album Wishful Thinking.

Yet despite a catalogue of landmarks that would turn most bands salad-green with envy, ND's sights are firmly set on the future.: "With Life's Not Out To Get You we wanted to make what could, in the future, be considered Neck Deep album," enthuses Ben ahead of a landmark Reading and Leeds mainstage appearance which will ignite the album campaign proper. "It's a record which sums up so much of the journey that we've been on up until this point but which I think will also surprise a few people. It's us at our most mature, our most sophisticated and with the best collection of songs we've ever written, in my opinion."

Indeed, produced under the watchful eye of and all-star team comprising Andrew Wade, Tom Denney and A Day To Remember's Jeremy McKinnon, Neck Deep's latest opus is a twelve track blast that sees the band taking the ball from where Wishful Thinking left off and smashing it straight into the back of the net.

"To be blunt, I didn't want this album to just be songs about girls and how hard it is being on tour and stuff like that," laughs the singer. "One of the most important things about our band in my eyes is that kids get what we are talking about, that people relate to the things I'm saying in songs. No one cares if I moan over two verses about how being on tour is hard sometimes. And besides, I love being on tour! There's nothing to complain about there!"

To that end, first single Can't Kick Up The Roots is a swaggering tale of growing up in a crappy small town ("There's nothing to do in Wrexham but get drunk, really" confirms Ben) but having a sense of local pride nonetheless: "Coming from where we have do has meant that we view everything with kind of a naivety, I suppose," says Ben. "We've never been surrounded by people with big egos and haven't had the chance or the will to develop them ourselves either. Can't Kick Up The Roots is really about saying that if you want something badly enough and chase it as hard as you can then anything at all is possible. The fact that Neck Deep even exists at all is testament to that."

From there, Life's Not Out To Get You runs an emotional gamut that belies the band's years: Gold Steps' majestic crunch delves into more sophisticated melodic territory than the five some have ever entered before while Serpents' potent narrative thrust and Usain Bolt turn of pace mark it out as a real career highlight.

The message then is loud and clear: Neck Deep are a setting themselves up as a force to be reckoned with not just for this summer, and not just for the one after that but for many, many years to come. And if their staggering rise to prominence has impressed some, then the frontman is determined that it's these next phases that will really show the world what him and his mates are made of.

"A lot of people ask me if I ever get nervous or afraid because of how quickly things have happened with this band," offers Ben. "But the honest answer is I'm not because I know that all we can do is keep being us and that's all that counts. We have made a record that I know people are really going to like and that we all believe in, that takes a lot of pressure off."

"Life's Not Out To Get You is a goodtime album and we are a goodtime band," he finishes. "We just want to keep spreading that fun everywhere we go and if we get to do that then I feel like I've done my job."

The good times look set to continue for Neck Deep for as long as they want them to. The second chapter starts here.
I Prevail
I Prevail is an unsigned American Post-Hardcore band from Detroit, Michigan. They independently released their debut EP "Heart vs. Mind" in December of 2014, which received rave reviews and quickly rose to #1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart where it remained for over a week, as well as hitting #2 on the Google Play Rock Album Chart. The band also released a cover of Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" which hit #1 on the iTunes Rock Singles Chart, where it stayed for 7 consecutive days. The cover garnered over 2 million views in just over a month on YouTube. The band has big plans in store for 2015 as they continue their explosive burst on to the scene
Venue Information:
Revolution Concert House and Event Center
4983 Glenwood St. Unit 4
Garden City, ID, 83714