Looking for a new band to get in to? Look no further than Maryland bred hard rockers, Bridge to Divide! Recently releasing their first EP, Breakaway, and rocking out in this year’s 9th Annual Maryland Independent Label Festival, frontman Dave Costello sits down with Unhinged to give us the inside scoop on new music, upcoming shows, and more!
Neshell Hogan: Thanks for taking the time out to talk with
us! For the readers out there who may not have heard of you guys, can you tell
us who is Bridge to Divide? How did this band come to be?
consisting of Brian Steedman on Guitar, Josh Kelvey on Bass, Elliot Levy on
Drums, and myself, Dave Costello, on vocals.
Bridge To Divide was around long before I joined the group. They had been
looking for a singer for a while but couldn’t find anybody, and my band had
recently called it a day. I caught some of their tunes online and really dug
their sound. We jammed a couple of times, wrote a couple of songs and the rest
musical inspirations? Do these bands have a heavy influence on the way you
create and write music?
in the band has a variety of influences, as I am sure you have heard many bands
say before. Personally, I could go on for days about the various artists who
have influenced me, but what has always inspired
me, are the musicians that I play with. This band has a certain way that we
feed off of each other that just seems to click and I think that it works
feel to reach that first big milestone?
there! We had the pleasure of working
with Josh Clark and Alden Bradstock of the Baltimore band Seventh Seal. www.seventhseal.com.
They really did an amazing job producing our music and really gave us the sound
that we wanted. We are definitely happy with the way the EP came together.
first single “What Side Are You On?” and fell in love instantly. What was the
theme behind the track?
calculated and thoughtful pieces. There is a lot of negativity going on in the
world these days. I wanted to focus the lyrics on it, but I was very careful to
not make them politically charged. Instead, I thought it would be different to
present the listener with some of the problems at hand, and also give them what
I feel, could be the answer to those problems.
favorite off your new EP?
song was our drummer Elliot’s idea, and to be honest I was on the fence about
laying it down. I think it was because it has been a while since I recorded
anything that was really personal in nature. I know that we’ve all had demons in our lives,
and this particular song deals with a lot of my own personal demons and the
things that I put myself through. I still hope that anyone listening to it
though can take what they want out of it and make it their own.
support of your new album. Can you tell us what you guys have in the works?
just played the 9th Annual Maryland Independent Label Festival which
was awesome. There were 20 different bands including Pasadena, Survival of the
Sickest, Fire in Elysium, From Nothing and Split Five, just to name a few. Every band put on an amazing set. Our next
show is in Annapolis at the Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge on August 20th
with Red Line Tragedy and In Your Memory. That show is going to be off the
you’re not going to do it live, why do it at all right? We don’t try to play
the songs exactly how we recorded them. That would be kind of boring. I have
always enjoyed those bands that add something different to their songs when
playing them live. I personally think it adds to the live show and gives the
listener something to look forward to. Keeps people on their toes.
Bridge to Divide?
are continuing to book shows through the end of the year both in and out state.
We are also shooting around ideas for a music video for “Tear Down the Gates.” Hopefully that will come to fruition sooner than later. You can keep up with
all of shows and up coming events by checking us out at www.facebook.com/bridgetodivide
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