Check out our recent interview with New York’s most promising teen rockers – Undefeated!
For the unfortunate few who don’t know who you are, would you mind introducing yourselves?
We’re Undefeated! We’re a teen rock band from Lewis County, NY. We like to rock, we like to scream, we like the music to hit you in the chest. And I can’t help but throw in a good ballad and a little glitter when the boys aren’t looking.
In the effort of getting to know each other better – if you could be a sandwich, what sandwich would you be?
Undefeated: Ian (bassist) has been eating tuna and peanut butter sandwiches lately, so I (Meredith) would definitely NOT be that sandwich. Quarantine must be getting to him. Christian (drummer) says French dip. Hands down.
Tell us about your latest release…
Undefeated: We’ve just released our power ballad, Where Are You. It just hit 2,000 views on YouTube, which is great! It follows up our debut single, Shadows.
We’re most excited for our new song, Land of the Dead, that was set to record. It was postponed due to COVID19, unfortunately. With punk vocals against a backdrop of metal drums, this sound feels like home for all three of us!
Have you had much chance to tour yet?
Undefeated: We can’t wait to tour. Christian has two years of high school left. But, we’re ready to try our hand at short tours.
Have you got any crazy tour stories you can share with the world?
Undefeated: A quote from Christian: “I split my finger open and got blood everywhere. Which was really annoying.”
On a lighter note, we got a little ‘lax while playing an original song that we knew very well. One of the three of us (I won’t say which one) didn’t end at the same time as the rest of us… and just didn’t end. It was a full 10 seconds before they realized that the song had ended and they were still playing! They wrapped it up their own flair, much to the crowd’s delight.
Here at Upside Down Shark we discuss a wide breadth of pop-culture, including music, movies, TV, video games and the like. So with that in mind, if you could have a track featured in anything, whether it be any of the above on even a wrestling theme, what would it be?
Undefeated: A theme song to a TV series! We think Shadows would do well as a front for MacGyver. Land of the Dead needs a Marvel character.
Name one thing on your band bucket list…
Undefeated: Touring and more touring! And then, there’s touring…
we really want to tour.
What would be your inspirational quote to share with the world?
Undefeated: Life’s too short to wear boring clothes.
What does 2020 have in store for you?
Undefeated: There’s a lot going on in the world with the COVID-19 virus. It has reached every corner. Due to this, all of our shows through May are on hold. We were booked in New Jersey, Maine, and locally. So, looking forward to rescheduling those!
We’re also looking forward to releasing our 5 track EP later this year. Expect a sampling of our three sounds. Rock, metal, and power ballads!
What’s your favourite shark?
Undefeated: Since I know next to nothing about sharks, I went down the Google rabbithole to answer this. Either a Birdbeak Dogfish, purely for the name (so random), or the Thresher Shark! It has a cool look; it’s one of the few shark species that is warmblooded, and their caudal (that’s a fancy word for tail) fin can grow up to 10 feet. That’s two of me! Want to know more? I’ve learned a lot in these past 15 minutes!
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