-Interview- Twelve Hour Day (7/11/19)

Twelve Hour Day talks about their Rock style, the Minnesota music scene and much more.


From: Minneapolis, MN
Sounds like: Alternative Rock

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

We stumbled upon on a wizard in the forest one day when we were wee-lads. He smacked us twice with his magic wand and bam, we were Twelve Hour Day. We developed our sound by eating Corn Flakes everyday. Spoon fed. Meditation, and good nutrition. Twelve Hour Day is more than a band. It is a lifestyle. It represents all those trying to work harder to achieve success and the American Dream. Be true to thyself, and don't try to fill somebody else's mold. That's us. Twelve Hour Day!

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

Extremely catchy, sing-along rock music.

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

Basement, Remo Drive, ExactlyNo

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

Promise Everything, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Nevermind.

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

The current scene is going to hell. It's going to hell. We are sick of hearing indie. We are sick of your gimmicks. Get better singers. None of that soft, wannabe-indie crap. Imagine Dragons is trash. And we have to do something folks. We need to do something. Another band has to come along to save the scene, or we are all screwed.

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

Honestly, everyone in the Minnesota music scene is very friendly and positive. We have yet to find a band we do not like...as people.

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

We don't have a problem with illegal streaming/downloading.

8. What’s next for Twelve Hour Day?

Festivals, fundraisers, touring, more music.

9. Any shoutouts?

We would like give a shout out and big thanks to the following individuals/bands of the Minnesota music scene that have been so friendly and have helped us get where we are today: Austin Willette (12th Avenue/A Willz), Atomic Cafe, Ethan Teel (The Owl Eyes), ExactlyNo, Bryce Kalal, The Aftergreens, Remo Drive, Peter Lewandowski of Fast Guitar Recording studio, who helped record our EP and first album; Jack Shirley of The Atomic Garden Recording Studios, who mixed and mastered our EP and first album.