-Interview- In My Room (2/19/19)

In My Room talks about their formation, the Colorado music scene and much more.


From: Denver, CO
Sounds like: Indie Rock

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

We got started as a full band about 2 years ago in 2017, though the name has been used by Nick for much longer. Nick began writing under In My Room when the Knuckle Puck song of the same name struck a chord with him. We believe it encapsulates our band well, as it points towards our personal and honest lyricism, but is ambiguous enough to fit the band as it grows and changes with time. Most of the history of this particular project has been an ever-changing lineup of musicians and influences. Recently we've joined forces with a more solidified group of incredibly talented musicians, and developed a vastly more complex sound that we're excited to share with the scene.

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

We want In My Room to be as inclusive as possible to everyone despite our aggressive stage presence, and the heavier set of songs we've written. Our music is about self discovery, reflection and especially relatability in the sense that when you hear one of our songs, it might remind you of something that happened in your past or speak to something that the listener is facing now.

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

Most of us would likely say indie punk or alternative rock, though we draw from genres like hardcore, and classic rock as well.

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

Free Throw, Microwave, and Blis.

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

Much Love - Microwave, Broken Machine - Nothing But Thieves, and Merci - Save Face.

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

There is a ton of cool stuff happening! Especially at the local level, if you're bored with the radio or the more popular stuff, there are a million bands in your own neighborhood that are worth checking out.

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

Colorado's population has grown exponentially in the last decade, so there is no shortage of killer musicians starting new things, and releasing worthwhile music. CO has and a plethora of music venues willing to work with bands of any size. You can see a local show pretty much every night of the year. We have made so many friends here, and have met so many awesome touring acts who are stoked to be here as well.

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

From a business standpoint, if someone illegally downloads our music, and it causes that person to want to come out and see a show, maybe even bring a friend or buy a T-Shirt, we've made just about all the money there is to be made from a music fan in 2019. From a personal perspective, we don't really care about the money in the first place. We've always said we want to make enough to keep printing cool shirts, and one day hopefully to tour full time without having to work when we get home. Whatever amount we need to focus on music 100% is what we want to make, so pirating music doesn't bother us at all.

9. What’s next for In My Room?

We just began recording a full length album that we plan to tour in the late summer. The band can barely wait to get this music out!

10. Any shoutouts?

Hector Torres and Breaking Bandaries for being a killer resource for small acts like ours. Alan Andrews of False Report/The Photo Atlas for all the guidance and input he's given us.