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Dallon Weekes On IDKHow, New Music + SO Much More

Rock Sound
Rock Sound 18 August 2017 at 20.50

Dallon Weekes (Panic! At The Disco) and Ryan Seaman (ex-Falling In Reverse) launched their new band this week! And the Rock Sound Podcast has a WOLRD EXCLUSIVE interview with Dallon himself!

Be sure to get the full lowdown on the podcast, but here's a taste of what Dallon reveals...

HI DALLON! WHAT’S IDKHOW?
Says Dallon: “It’s a little project that I’ve been working on in secret for the last year or so.

“I’ve ended up with some time on my hands and a whole backlog of songs and ideas with no real outlet to use them in, so I just created one in my spare time.

“I made a record, went to a bunch of friends’ places that had studios who were willing to give me an hour here and an hour there to piece this thing together.

“My friend Ryan [Seaman, ex-Falling In Reverse] who I’ve known for like 10 years came in to do the drums on the record, and as I’ve known him for like a decade but we’ve barely gotten to see each other, he was in a similar situation to me, working in touring for another band.

“So we just got talking about wanting to do something in our spare time, and so that’s sort of how the idea of working together came about. But yeah, it’s been fun so far and it’s been fun to see the reactions of fans finding out about what we’ve been doing secretly.”


SO THERE’S AN ALBUM DONE?
“Nearly. It’s been a process just purely because I don’t have a huge budget for this thing, and my skills at recording on my own are pretty limited.

“I’ve been learning over the last year but I still don’t know it all. It’s nearly finished. I could have called it finished a while ago but I wrote a song that I really want to add to the record, so I’m putting the finishing touches on that one right now.”

 


Hear Dallon's full interview on the Rock Sound Podcast below!



IS THE PLAN TO GET MORE MUSIC OUT SOON?
“Yeah, as soon as possible, really. It’s something that I’ve been working on for a while, and I hadn’t really planned on making it this public as early as it’s been.

“But fans have started to find out what we’ve been doing and showing up to shows and stuff so we’ve had to put everything into a high gear and get it out there as soon as possible.

“And in the most effective way as possible too, we want this thing to be as successful as it can be, so we’re trying to hurry but also be smart about it."


IT SOUNDS LIKE EVEN YOU DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS!
“We knew that there would be Panic! fans and Falling In Reverse fans that would come and check us out and give us a chance because of that.

“So we wanted to be as respectful as we could to the bands that we were playing for, and as respectful as we could to those fans too.

“It would have been very easy to do a press release and advertise and sort of say, ‘Hey, come check out this thing we’re doing!’ but there’s something about that that feels disingenuous to me. It’s so much better when you’re able to discover a band on your own, you know?”



Listen to IDKHow's debut single 'Modern Day Cain' below, and subscribe to the Rock Sound Podcast for more!


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