In their three year tenure together, Tallhart has already built up a solid local fan base and has quickly been gaining more widespread recognition, including praise and support from notable bands such as Anberlin, Underoath, Eisley and Say Anything. Max Bermis, of the band Say Anything, launched Rory Records, an imprint label with Equal Vision Records, and signed the Tampa-based quartet Tallhart.
Max explains, “They are Tallhart. A brilliant young band from Tampa who can write a stadium rock-level anthem like nobody’s business but don’t shy away from lovely, dense songwriting. They also put on a sickeningly great live show.”
It’s surely an exciting time for Tallhart; the band got signed and immediately started working on a full-length record. With the record, “We Are The Same”, coming out next week, July 16, we had to get the scoop! Vocalist/guitarist, Matt Segallos, took the time to answer our questions about the new album, the band’s most memorable gig and their musical inspirations. Check it out!
You guys have a record coming out in 2 weeks! Congrats! What makes this album special to you?
Aside from it being a very personal record, it’s our first full length record as a signed band. And we’re putting it out on a label that believes in us and did everything they could do to make sure we made the record we wanted to make, with exactly who we wanted to make it with. That means a lot to us…to feel that kind of support is special.
What has been your most memorable gig thus far?
Probably the show we played at the Starland Ballroom on the Say Anarchy tour. The crowd was so excited to see a show that night.
If you could play at any venue with any artist or band, where would you play and with whom?
After watching their live DVD, I would say with the Foo Fighters at Wembley Stadium. That was one of the most incredible things I’ve ever seen.
Name 3 songs that you currently have on repeat.
“Side with Seeds” – Wilco
“In Stitches” – David Bazan
“Shampoo” – Elvis Perkins in Dearland
How do you connect with your audience?
Honestly I think Twitter is great. I really try to take time and respond to anyone that takes the time to say something nice about our band or shows support.
Where do you draw inspiration from when writing songs?
Real life is always the best inspiration. Sometimes it makes perfect sense and other times it’s complete chaos. I can’t go very long without something happening that makes me want to stop and write it down.
Catch Tallhart tonight at the Black Cat with From Indian Lakes and Makeshift Prodigy! Tickets are still available!