As Sleepwave ramps up, Spencer Chamberlain gave an exclusive interview with AltPress today, detailing a lot of his issues and promising he won’t be doing “Underoath Part II.”

Sleepwave will be premiering their first track online tomorrow.

On the name of the band:

The hardest part was to name this band. Every name is already taken; everything you could imagine. I had a list of 200 band names at one point, and my lawyer sent me back four that weren’t taken.

On the rock and the band’s genre:

Where is the next generation of Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Alice In Chains and bands that actually sang about something other than partying and girls? I just feel there’s so much missing from rock ‘n’ roll that even the businessmen are like, “What do you want us to do with this?” It’s just weird to me how people give up and change so fast.

On his former band, Underoath:

Before I wrote the first track for Sleepwave, I was like, “I am not Underoath. That doesn’t define me. That’s part of who I am, and that’s part of my life. But I’m not that music, and I’m not this music. But what I am is this energy.” Energy has to come out of me. I’m a performer and a songwriter, but my favorite thing is when I’m onstage. I need that release.

Read the full interview here!



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