-Interview- Makeshift Milestone (6/9/15)

Rochelle, GA rock band Makeshift Milestone gets interviewed and talks about their "Better Days" single, rock music and their upcoming plans. Read more below.

From: Rochelle, GA
Sounds like: Rock

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Makeshift Milestone” and is there any meaning behind it?

Our music evolved as the participants who were creating it learned and changed with the surroundings and circumstances. We are a band that grew out of another band formed of the exact same members. We decided that our music had outgrown our previous habitat, in short we remodeled. Makeshift Milestone was really just that, we threw around a few dozen names for our new project and nothing stuck until we realized we were at a milestone in our music path, but it wasn't where we wanted to stay....hence Makeshift Milestone.

2. What do you want you listeners to take away from your music? How is it different than your previous sound as Double Run?

This time around, as opposed to Double Run, We are more decisive in the music making process, this is not to say we are choking the creative atmosphere, we are letting it free in a more controlled environment. We would like for our fans not to just understand the words in our songs, but feel the songs themselves as if the lyrics were not even there. We write every melody so it could stand on its own. Lyrics/vocal melody are another interpretation entirely.

3. How has the response to the new single "Better Days" been thus far?

"Better Days" has been widely accepted by our fans as our new sound, and we get good vibes from new listeners. This is exciting because all of the songs from the coming Ep lay inside that realm. We took great care in structure this time around. It has already been featured on the Savannah, Ga Rock 106.1 Station's show entitled "Underexposed". We are fortunate to have such awesome friends and fans who support us.

4. What can people expect from your live show?

Live shows are to be jam packed with energy as always. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to live performance, it is protocol to leave 150% on any stage we happen to be performing on, no matter what the crowd size is.

5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

While our influences as individuals sway across many genres, our writing always lands back at Rock and Roll. Three bands who would be awesome to tour with would be: Queens of the Stone Age, Alter Bridge , Avenged Sevenfold.

6. Any crazy show stories?

We loaded the trailer one night/morning after a show. I guess we were in such a rush to leave all four of us failed to latch the door. SWR Bass cabinets are VERY tough.

7. What’s your take on the current state of rock?

Rock is timeless....Having said that, it is about time for a National//Global rock revival.

8. What’s the current music scene like there in the Georgia both locally and state wide?

Locally and State wide, playing a rock show in Georgia has been an interesting adventure, We kept finding places to play as Double Run, and hope to as well when we hit the road as Makeshift Milestone.

9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

We literally fight this battle everyday as Double Run, so much in fact, we almost decided to just give the Makeshift Milestone Ep away.

10. What’s next for Makeshift Milestone?

Makeshift Milestone is a fresh idea with more talent and experience than we've ever had before. The future will be fun to explore.

11. Any shoutouts?

Shout out to all those fans who KEEP coming to shows and participating on social media sites, and our websites, if not for you all we wouldn't have the hope to continue. We also would like to thank Dollhouse Productions of Savannah, Peter and Blake are amazing people. There are many many people who have helped us on a personal level and they know who they are.