Out in Style is fronted by João Xavier, with guitarist Marlos Andrews and Ricardo Niemicz on drums. They are a mix of nationalities, Brazilian and Canadian.
How long have you known each other and how did you meet?
We met each other while we were playing in another band about five years ago.
How long have you been in a band together?
We started Out in Style in 2016, but we play together since 2013.
You guys are from different countries, how does that effect your music and what challenges does it present with being in a band together?
It’s kinda different, but we never stop creating new songs. I (joão) usually record something here in my bedroom, something very raw, most of times only vocals and acoustic guitar… then I send to the guys and we study the song a lot. So when we’re at the studio recording for real, we know exactly what to do. And when we play live concerts in Brazil and our drummer can’t come, we have a friend to fill in.
What is your favourite song you have recorded?
“Looking For You”, our first video clip.
What bands have you been influenced by?
A lot of punk bands such as Millencolin, No Use For a Name, Lagwagon, Bad Religion, No Fun at All, Much The Same, The Swellers, Pulley, etc.
What is your best live show experience?
We played with Satanic Surfers and Antillectual last year and it was awesome. But we had a blast early this year when we toured with our friends Abraskadabra.
How would you describe Out In Style to someone about to listen for the first time?
Fast punk rock similar to the 90s skatepunk.
Where would you like to see your band in 6 months?
Touring North America or Europe.
With a new album and with fans from around the world.
What is the biggest struggle you have had on your music journey?
We recorded our last album “Broken Dreams” in Italy last year and we had a lot of trouble to get there. Like, Marlos lost the plane to Italy because of some trouble with his ticket, and we thought he would not be able to get there. Luckily, we managed to help him get another plane a few days later. And when we recorded our first EP, “Coffee, Beer and Movie”, we drove from Québec City to Michigan, like a whole day on the road an then a lot of days recording from 9 to 5 hahaha.
Do you still have ‘regular’ jobs outside of Out In Style? What do you do?
Yes, I’m an advertiser, Marlos works with HR and Ricardo with inventory.
What is your process of writing songs?
All lyrics are mine, except for a few tracks that some friends sent us some ideas they had. I like writing about things that happened to me in the real life and sometimes stories based on books I’ve read, movies I’ve watched, etc.
How do you listen to music? (Spotify, YouTube, Apple music)
I have a lot of songs in my Ipod, so that’s pretty much it. But we also use Spotify a lot.
What is one thing you can’t live without? (other than air and water)
Impossible to choose only one hahaha. So punk rock, video games, pizza and movies.
Who is your biggest supporter?
Where would you love to tour?
North America, Europe, Australia and Japan.
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