THE RIFT

MEMBERS/INSTURMENTS;

Aris Anagnos - Vocals, Guitar, songwriter

John Anagnos - Bass, backing vocals, songwriter

Ovais Malik - Drums, songwriter

GENRE: Alternative Rock

RECORD LABEL: Wright Records

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

 www.facebook.com/theriftmusic

 www.instagram.com/theriftmusic

 www.twitter.com/theriftmusic

 www.youtube.com/riftmusic

 www.theriftla.com

 

HOW DO YOUR FANS DESCRIBE YOUR MUSIC?

It makes them feel like a rockstar. One of our fans even referenced the smashmouth song.

WHAT SUBJECTS DO YOU WRITE ABOUT IN YOUR MUSIC?

We write about life experiences that we have all gone through and things that people can relate to. Whether it be a painful experience, something that inspired you, if your going through a tough time or if your looking for an escape and want to have some fun, we do the best we can to write songs that can help our fans to get through there life.

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOUR BAND SOUND IN THE FUTURE, ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A SIMILAR SOUND OR ARE YOU GOING TO GO IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION?

I think the bands sound will mature and evolve for the better. More than likely, it will get fine tuned to where we want it to go. I think it will be a similar sound to what we have now but a much more refined sound.

HOW DID YOUR BAND FORM? AND HOW DID YOU DECIDE WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC YOU WERE GOING TO PLAY?

 

The band formed in my sophomore year of high school in 2004. Initially it was me and my best friend at the time. We started making music based off what we were influenced by. Through a lot of different line up’s of the band, life experiences and practice, we started to find a voice of our own.

 

 

WHAT’S YOUR CRAZIEST FAN STORY?

During one of our shows over the past year, one of our die hard fans showed up with our bands name spray painted on his face.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOMENT WITH YOUR FANS?

We love being able to hang out with our fans after the shows.

 

 

IF YOU COULD PICK ANY MUSIC FESTIVAL TO PERFORM AT (IN THE WORLD), WHAT MUSIC FESTIVAL WOULD YOU PICK AND WHY?

 

Rock on the Range. It is the Kingpin festival for Rock Bands.

 

WHAT BANDS INFLUENCED YOUR STYLE OF MUSIC?

The Foo Fighters, Muse, 30 Seconds To Mars, Metallica, Tool

WHAT BRAND INTERMENTS DO YOU USE?

Tama, Jackson, Music man, Zildjian, Ampeg, Marshall

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE CONCERT MEMORY?

Opening up for the Misfits back ten years ago. We got through one of our songs clean and the whole venue went wild.

 

 

HAVE YOU CHANGED ANY MEMBER’S SCIENCE YOU FIRST STARTED?

Yes, at least 5 different times.

WHO WRITES THE MUSIC IN YOUR BAND OR DO YOU ALL WRITE IT TOGETHER?

The music is written by Aris and Ovais primarily. John throws ideas in when he has them.

 

AS WE ARE PROMOTING YOUR BAND, IS THERE ANYTHING COMING UP LIKE ALBUM LAUNCHES OR TOUR DATES YOU WOULD LIKE US TO PROMOTE ON OUR SITE FOR YOU?

Yes. We are signed to Wright Records under Sony. We have brand new music coming out this year. We are performing at the Union 4067 w. Pico Blvd on Wednesday January 18th. The tickets are $5.00. We are performing with; Nothingerz, Naked Walrus, and Sifting. Part of the profit from the show goes to benefit Better Vision for Chidlren with is a charity to prevent kids from going blind. We are hoping to have a tour set up this year.