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Bad Case Of Big Mouth

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What other names did you consider calling yourselves?
“Tyler and The Dramatrons”
“John and The Right Prices”
“James and The Grandmothers”
“Justin and The Guys from Texas”
“Tony and The Chamber of Secrets”
As you can see, Bad Case Of Big Mouth was definitely the best choice.

Where are you from and what would be the most recognisable local landmark?
We’re from a foreign land called New Jersey. The most recognisable landmark would probably be the traffic-filled highways. Or one of the many, many pizza shops.

Who is in your band, what do they play and what is their non-musical superpower?
Tyler Drama – vocals / saving the world by going to Guns N’ Roses concerts and totally beating Justin at chess.
John Price – vocals / eating soft-serve ice cream while sending fools to the shadow realm via Yu-Gi-Oh! duels.
James Benedetto – guitar / eating Chipotle burritos at the speed of light.
Justin Camos – guitar / radically skateboarding through Westeros, killing white walkers for House Stark.
Tony Chambers – drums / playing Rocket League.

Name your three biggest influences.
Our three biggest influences would have to be Four Year Strong, City Lights and A Day To Remember. These bands really got us into the style of heavy pop-punk.

What’s the usual first topic of conversation when you take a break at rehearsal?
It usually starts with the sentence, “We should be friends after this,” which means that we should go hang out and get food afterwards. Deciding where everyone wants to eat is probably the hardest part. We usually end up at a TGI Fridays or a Taco Bell. 

What’s your pre-show warm-up routine?
Before shows, to warm-up, we usually rip our own faces off and trade them with each other. Then, right before the show starts, we all stand in a circle, put our hands in the middle, and pick a different thing to shout each night. Usually, it’ll end up being something like “3… 2… 1… TACOS!”

Tell us about your most memorable show.
Before last month, we would have said Warped Tour 2015 in Holmdel, NJ. There’s nothing like the energy of a Warped Tour crowd, and after playing one show, it makes you want to perform on the entire tour. But now, our most memorable is definitely the Break It To Build It EP release show. To see all of these friends we’ve made come out and show their undying support for us is a feeling like no other. Playing to a packed house of people who came just to see you and hear the songs you have written really lets you know you that you are doing something right.

What band would you most like to share the stage with and why?
It’s unanimous amongst us that we would like to share the stage with A Day To Remember. They’re the biggest and one of the most admirable bands in our scene. They’ve influenced all of us, and we know that their fans tend to enjoy our music when they hear it. It would be a dream come true for all of us.

What’s the most exciting album you’ve listened to recently?
We just finished touring with a band called Crunkasaurus Rex from Indiana. We’ve all been jamming and listening to their EP, Sayonara, during car rides and singing along to every word. It’s fantastic. Getting into your friends’ music is fun because you can actually talk with them about it whenever you want. Check them out!

What is your latest release and why should we buy it?
We just released our new EP, Break It To Build It, and you should buy it because you’ll just straight-up enjoy the music. We put so much work, time, and tears into each of these five songs, and they mean more to us than anything we’ve ever done musically. We have people coming up to us and telling us that they can relate so heavily to these songs, and that’s what makes all of this worth it.

If you could be endorsed by one company, who would it be?
It would be quite fitting for us to be endorsed by Taco Bell. Not only do we frequent their restaurant more often than any other, but we also have our very own Taco Squad. It’s a group for us to interact with our friends and fans. You can talk about literally anything, but people do tend to talk a lot about tacos. We even do giveaways and. Over 14,000 people have joined “Bad Case Of Big Mouth’s Taco Squad” on Facebook, and you should too. Just type it in. Your move, Taco Bell…

Why are you going to make it to the top over all the other contenders in the musical arena
Because if we don’t make it in this world, then we’re taking it down with us.

Other than Dave Grohl, who has the best beard in rock?
Dan O’Connor of Four Year Strong is definitely the top contender in our book. The thickness of his beard tops all!

Wrap your ears around Bad Case Of Big Mouth’s latest single “No Guarantee” below!

Break It To Build It is out now via Manic Kat Records
Grab a copy: Webstore | iTunes

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