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Highlight – Almost Monday

Today we have Highlight – Almost Monday who burst onto the scene in 2019 with their billboard making single, “Broken people.” We held a live conference with the band to uncover the character of this new group.

Who are Almost Monday?

The band is made up of three members, Dawson Daugherty on vocals, Cole Clisby on guitar and Luke Fabry on bass. Rooted in San Diego the gang procured their chill, low-key sound from their hometown. Dawson and Luke are lifelong friends while Cole joined the group through a mutual surfing friend. Cole worked in music for a few years before finding his home in Almost Monday. After the release of their single “Broken people” which made the top 30 Billboard Alternative Airplay charts, the trio decided to pursue music full time. Their debut EP “Don’t say you’re ordinary” was released October 9, 2020 which received great feedback from fans for their upbeat and feel-good sound. With their upcoming album the band says they are constructing a new era of Almost Monday.

What is the theme of your new album?

“Not taking anything for granted, Not relationships, or time and live in the present. Not worrying too much about the past or the future.” says bassist Luke Fabry.

The new single “Live forever” explores these themes. The band had a blast filming the music video right in their hometown. They even featured a cameo of pro surfer Rob Machado. There was no method to write the album. “Our writing process isn’t linear, a lot of these songs we wrote a while ago and we were waiting for the right time to debut them” says Dawson. Their beginnings as a garage band, to touring, to returning to the garage for recording, Almost Monday is eager to share this new album with their fans and represent their hometown San Diego.

Who are your music inspirations?

“The band U2, my Dad played them religiously growing up. It made me fall in love and want to perform.” says Dawson “One of my heroes, Jon foreman of Squishfoot gave me some advice that stuck with me “the energy you give is a mirror to the people they will reflect you” that’s something i’ve never forgotten”

“For me the Beatles, blackbird my Dad used to play it on the guitar 24/7. I didn’t even know it was a Beatles song. That was my introduction to playing guitar.” Says Luke. “I do music because it is a way to escape from what is actually happening.”

“I started getting into guitar by doing covers, bands like The Strokes inspired me.” Says Cole.

The trio is ecstatic over the recent boom in their international popularity. Their irrevocable passion for music is contagious and their world-wide audience waits for what’s next. Almost Monday’s next show is the Bonnaroo Festival in early September. They’re playing alongside well known names such as Tame Impala, Lizzo, and Tyler the Creator. Cole’s especially thrilled to see King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. We are anticipating to see our Highlight – Almost Monday on stage again soon! Also hearing the new EP later this year.

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