This week I want to talk about a band that gave me a chance and allowed me to become the photographer I am today. Back in 2014 I wrote reviews for a little online promotion company which eventually led to me gaining my first ever photo pass for a band by the name of Davey Suicide. Back then, I had absolutely no idea how to handle a camera nonetheless photograph a concert, but now I’m an extremely passionate music photographer who somewhat knows what she’s doing thanks to Davey. Most musicians would never of allowed me anywhere close to the photopit due to my inexperience back then, but Davey Suicide did. It’s still insane to me that they gave me a chance in an industry so difficult to break into. Every photo from the show came out absolutely horrible, but he still stood there and encouraged me to keep shooting until I reached the top.
Davey Suicide was one of the first non-mainstream heavier bands I got into. When I first started listening to him the only songs publicly available were Grab A Gun and Hide Your Morals, and Kids Of America. Since then the band has released two full length albums and just dropped brand new single, Rise Above, in August of 2016.
The first time you hear the band you’ll probably think, “Oh just another Manson rip off band”, but Davey Suicide is so much more. Listen a little closer, pay attention to the lyrics, and look at how much the band has walked through and you’ll see so much more than just “another Manson ripoff band.”
Davey Suicide is an extremely raw band full of some insanely talented musicians. Lead singer, Davey Suicide, is and always will be one of the most genuine and down to earth musicians I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. He was the first person to ever give me some sort of advice on how to get into the industry and overall just wished me good luck chasing my dreams.
In my opinion this band is insanely underrated due to the scandal they faced with their former label. But now that the issue has been brought to light, and even court, I really hope to see this band finally get the breakthrough they deserved so many years ago.
Some of my personal favorite songs include: Imperfect, One More Night, Only Human, and Kids of America.
Check out the bands most recent single, Rise Above below:
Written by Mya Tolliver