– Please state your name in the band, position and favorite animal.
Tom: my name is tom. IÃƒ¯Ã‚¿Ã‚½m the guitarist, and if I could be any animal it would be a panda, because it eats bamboo, and its healthy.
– How did the higher start?
Tom: Everyone met in high school, well everyone except for me, and they started, but I knew them in high school. And they just started a band, and later I joined.
– You just have a record that just hit stores how would you describe it in one word?
Tom: Awesome, haha that’s hard, but I do like awesome.
– How long have you been signed to Fiddler Records?
Tom: About two years in about a month. They are really good to us we love them, they love us, and we are ready to have this record out with them.
– How has the band matured in the past two years?
Tom: We matured just through playing out instruments and learning how to play them a lot better. And coming more in tune with writing songs.
– Who influenced you to start playing music?
Tom: probably for me it would be Blink 182, and anyone playing a guitar when I was younger. I went to a Blink show when I was like 13 and I was like I want to do that, I want to play music.
– Who are your influences non-musically?
Tom: Chris Rock and Pablo Francisco
– Who is Pablo Francisco?
Tom: he’s a comedian
– Who writes the songs?
Tom: Usually someone comes with a part and everyone just jams around and makes parts to sound good together.
– What is your dream tour to play?
Tom: it would be awesome to go out to a Jimmy Eat World, The Who and Bob Dylan, thereÃƒ¯Ã‚¿Ã‚½s so many. A tour with like thirty bands and we could all pick like six, thatÃƒ¯Ã‚¿Ã‚½s our dream tour.
– What would be your dream tour to watch?
Tom: Lenny Kravitz, pink Floyd and maybe a band called Long Ways, its weird music but that would be awesome to watch.
– What are you expecting for the upcoming tour?
Tom: we aren’t expecting much we want to get our music out as much as possible, and let word of our new record, but there might be shows that only 5 kids show up to. We just canÃƒ¯Ã‚¿Ã‚½t wait to get back on the road; we are expecting a good time.
– Any last words
Tom: buy our record, in a Chicago accent, its really good, you will like it, its something new and exciting, if your tired of screaming, youÃƒ¯Ã‚¿Ã‚½ll love it.
i love this band. they r pretty good. I suggest u all go buy the song insurance? by them on itunes
I really do recommend this band to anyone looking for that good Alternative sound with a new pop beat to it. The Higher is within that good ol’ comfort zone with a new fresh attitude. And, in agreement to the previous comment, ‘Insurance?’ is a great song. I’m looking forward to picking up the album sometime.
I love you guys!!I really love the lead singer!!An your all cute!!The cd rocks!!
~~ WOW~~ is all i can say U guys R awsome…..dont ever stop singing because u r awsome i luv ur new c.d its awsome and the song Insurance? is awsome…ino i use the word awsome alot dont i …lol well theres no other word the descrides u guys….well i luv all of ya….jess
i love you guys…i love the lead singer hes sooo freakin hott,and i love the band who rock…..keep making music ….love u guys..
omg thi band is like amazing
i saw them when i went to see elliot minor
i didnt no who they were then but once the started singing i sarted dancing
now i have like mearly all there songs that are out at the min
I WILL DEFFENATLY BE GETTING THERE NEW ALBUM
I LOVE THE HIGHER THEY ROCK