by Steele Gamble on Feb 05th, 2012
Pop-punk band On My Honor is surrounding themselves with friends in the Knoxville music scene as they prepare for their vinyl release on February 10th at 6 p.m. at The Valarium.
The band is excited to re-release their six-track album Nature and Nurture with the support of Little Heart Records. Drew Justice, the band’s vocalist, says that there will be something that appeals to everyone at the show.
“As far as local shows go, I think it’s one of the most diverse lineups I think we’ve played on really, especially in a longtime,” Justice said. “If you think our band sucks, there’s probably someone there you’ll like regardless.”
The shows lineup consists of On My Honor, A Hero Remains, The Bad Dudes, Your Favorite Hero and 2-15. David Fear, the band’s bassist, is looking forward to seeing Knoxville locals The Bad Dudes play the show.
“If you’ve never seen them, they’re pretty hilarious,” Fear said. “The first local show I ever went to, they played, and I didn’t know what was going on, but it was awesome.”
On My Honor stresses the importance of the local scene and relationships they have made with bands on tour more so than the well-known bands they grew up listening to when it comes to the impact on their music.
“I think we’re definitely influenced by bands that we’re friends with more than anybody,” Fear said.
Relationships are important to the band and are not limited to the people with whom they share the stage, like Little Heart Records, the label they joined in June of last year.
“It’s just made things a lot easier for us because Little Heart is really good to us,” Justice said. “We’ve been really fortunate to [get] where they’re on the same page we are on a lot of things we’re wanting to do and a lot of things they want to do.”
Having the support of a record label has not weakened the bands’ ambition to get things done on their own. Between their experience on the road and the promotion they have gained through the label, things are looking bright in the near future.
“We are kind of getting on a wider spectrum now, which a lot of that is Little Heart and their willingness to help us out,” Justice said. “A lot of it too is just us finally having other avenues reported to us that we can kind of take like with the whole Europe thing and all that.”
The bands progress does not stop with their vinyl release and fast approaching tour of Europe. They recently shot a video for their song “definitions.”
“I’d say that was probably the most fun weekend I have probably ever had in this band,” Justice said. “It also happened to be the same weekend that’s always our birthday weekend, and we didn’t do a show this year for the first time ever, so it was cool to have something else to do and spend with people who appreciate what we’re doing and who we really, really appreciate and love.”
The video is scheduled to release within the first couple of weeks of February. The band encourages you to share more good times with them at the vinyl release.