Take The Day beat out two other acts in the Billboard.com vote to become the finalist in the midwest region. The band has hit the road to Las Vegas where they will play against the other finalists head to head at the May 18 Battle of the Bands concert. Watch the roadtrip video below now! The ultimate winner will appear on the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. In addition to the Battle show, your views to this page will contribute to a social score that influences who will win. So come back here often to follow the journey and to help Take The Day win the Battle.
Milwaukee five-piece Take The Day opens up about the importance of guitars, ignoring haters, rocking festivals, and why world domination hinges on Lady Gaga.
Describe your sound and your audience in your own words.
Tell us about your first gig ever — just how awkward was it?
What’s the strangest thing anyone has ever said about your band?
Why should you win this competition?
What’s your next project?
What’s the weirdest thing to ever happen to you on tour?
If your band had to come up with a plan for total world domination in the next 10 seconds, what would it be?
Interview by Sarah Maloy
Take The Day Members:
Adam Devlin, vocals
Take The Day’s Bio:
A five-piece unit founded around the idea that music should be a means to spread positivity, passion and love, Take The Day came together in 2010 to create a sound that represents youthfulness and growing up. This ideal is exemplified by their high energy music, which is accented by positive lyrics about hanging out with friends and falling in love. The band’s vocal melodies are heavily influenced by pop artists like Cobra Starship, Ke$ha and Katy Perry, while instrumental inspiration draws from a mix of pop-punk (All Time Low, Blink-182) and the throbbing bass lines of electronic artists like Skrillex and Avicii. These elements combine to form a unique blend of anthemic electro-infused pop-rock.
In 2011, TTD gained a loyal following via radio play on Milwaukee’s KISS FM and soon thereafter took on its first summer tour. 2012 is looking to be an exciting year for TTD, as the band was named Alternative Press’ best unsigned band in America, while two new singles are due for release in March 2012. Tim, Clint, Rob, Jon and vocalist Adam Devlin can’t wait to hit the road again, as more touring is planned for summer 2012.