-Interview- Suits and Daggers (10/16/18)

Suits and Daggers talk about their Metal sound, the Michigan music scene and much more.


From: Saginaw, MI
Sounds like: Metal

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

We got started with music all in different bands that helped us grow as individuals. We came together out of necessity since our area lacks a progressive music scene, we teamed up to make something we are proud of!

2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

We want people to understand our message. We want to shine a positive light on those around us and we believe that you should always do what you can for people around you. Our message is basically help when you can. As the late Henri Frederic Amiel who wrote, “Life is short, and we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who make the journey with us. So, be swift to love, and make haste to be kind.”

3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

Melodic, catchy rhythms, progressive leads and a message to take to heart.

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

We would seriously die to tour with After The Burial, The Contortionist, and ERRA.

5. What are your three desert island albums that you'd never get tired of listening to?

Parkway Drive: Atlas, ERRA: Drift, and Volumes: No Sleep.

6. What’s your take on the current state of Metal?

We believe it’s growing, and headed for a progressive era. We also believe very low tunings are going to be most prevalent.

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

The music scene for us locally is pretty dead sadly. There’s some good bands here but not a lot of people participating in our scene compared to even 5 years ago. It’s sad, but it’s also exciting because as far as the state-wide scene, it’s awesome! Lots of supportive bands and we’ve made lots of friends while traveling around the state.

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

Sadly streams and digital sales are pretty much the dominating source of music sales now. So we believe as long as artists are getting something for the streams and plays then everything is good. Stealing music sucks but I think we’ve all did it.

9. What’s next for Suits and Daggers?

Oh man, we’ve got a lot of big plans. We are currently working on booking a tour, advancing our style of music, as well as investing in the studio and learning how to produce better. We are planning on our next album being out in late 2019.

10. Any shoutouts?

We’d like to give a shout out to you guys! You guys are a gem for musicians like us! Thank you so much for all you do!