Meet Me @ The Altar is a phenomenal punk band that recently released their latest single, “May the Odds Be in Your Favor.” The band is a true definition of the digital age since their members come from three different states, and they have produced exceptional songs that are true power anthems. The band is comprised of Edith (Vocalist), Téa (Guitarist) & Ada (Drummer) and they hail from Georgia, Florida, and New Jersey respectively. Check out these lovely ladies and stay tuned for one hell of an interview.
WCBG: Thank you so much for joining us! Can you please introduce yourselves and tell me a fun fact about you?
Téa: Hello I’m Téa and a fun fact about me is that I can binge-watch an entire season in a lot less time than it should take. I’m from Florida.
[Later on in the interview Téa mentioned that her fun fact should be that she wants to build a brickhouse from the ground up].
Edith: I’m Edith and I’m from Atlanta. I can hold my breath for three minutes.
Ada: Hello, I am Ada, I’m from Jersey and I play RuneScape and Minecraft, I also like to take pictures with my camera.
WCBG: If you could be any item in the kitchen what would you be and why?
Ada: I would be a spatula—no a cheese grater
Téa: A slotted spoon since it holds up what you want and lets out what you don’t want
Edith: A whisk
Téa: Edith, I think there’s something better for you than that. You’d be a blender.
Edith: A blender without the top on
Téa: It matches her chaos
WCBG: What are you currently listening to?
Edith: Belmont’s new EP, ‘Reflections.’
Téa: A lot of our stuff lately, I’ve had it on repeat
Edith: After we release it, I never listen to it, it’s not my business anymore, it’s for the people now.
Ada: Belmont’s EP and Harry Styles’ album.
WCBG: How did you guys meet?
Ada: I met Téa through YouTube; she was 14 and I was 16. I used to do a lot of covers and Téa saw one of them, I think it was ‘Holding On to You’ by Twenty One Pilots. She contacted me and we decided to start a band immediately. We knew we wanted to make music together. We held auditions and we met Edith in January 2017. We do everything online since we are in different states.
WCBG: What is your writing process like?
Edith: Téa will write a guitar part and send it in the group chat and if I like then I will write a melody for it. We will send everything back and forth.
Téa: I tend to write the verses first then if they don’t like it we don’t continue with it. I would demo and record the guitar part and program the drums and we would put it together. In the beginning we used to self-record, now we go to a producer in Chicago. We all fly out and record—it’s the only time we record any of it together.
WCBG: What is your favorite part of a song you’ve written?
Edith: The lyrics I wrote for ‘Sane.’
I've learned that emotion is a sign of doing well
A healthy heart to replace my gloom
But I'm still stuck inside this fear of being frail
Within this emptiness my doubt will bloom
Also, the melody chant in ‘Tyranny’: “You think you're all that cause you're bigger than me?”
Téa: The intro riff in ‘Tyranny.’ And also, this guitar part on an unreleased song we have that we’ve played live a couple of time. Our touring bassist said it reminds her of a horse galloping and now I can’t unhear it.
Ada: The breakdown/bridge in ‘Sane.’
WCBG: Describe your sound in three words.
MMATA: Bouncy, Badass, and Energetic
WCBG: If you could change one thing about the music industry what would it be and why?
MMATA: People tend to want money and not necessarily want to help the artist. But at the same time, we can appreciate the genuine people in the industry that way. Also, gender roles and race in the scene. A lot of people say to us “thanks for doing you.” A lot of people are mean out there and we wish everyone would feel accepted. We want to expand inclusivity but that also depends on bands and genuine management.
WCBG: What musicians inspire you to be a better musician?
Edith: Jon Bellion, he is so talented and plays every instrument on his record and he writes everything.
Ada: Mike Shinoda from Lincoln Park. He writes and produces everything and does it all himself; he is so creative.
Téa: I have a lot of influences and I can’t pick just one.
WCBG: What are your goals for 2020?
MMATA: To release new music, and lock in our first big tour. We are talking a 3,000 cap room. We had our year planned out but everything happens so a lot is undecided.
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