Mankind’s Remedy Talks With TMI About Their Debut Album “Faceless”

How did you guys become a band?

Bennett (Drummer) and Travyn (Lead Guitar and Lead Vocals) began jamming together in middle school. Later, we got in touch with Mason (Bass Guitar and Vocals) and asked that he join us. Travyn and Mason had jammed together on and off and the same goes for Mason and Bennett. It just made sense for the 3 of us start up a trio.

How would you describe the differences in being a solo artist from being part of a group?

We’d rather not discuss being a solo artist. We’re a band. Whatever solo career develops out of being a member of our band…more power to you. As long as it is not in conflict with developing what we set out on, go for it!

Can you tell us a little something about each of you?

Travyn starts his Freshman year of college this Fall and is majoring in Music.

Mason is working on completing his debut album as an independent artist.

Bennett is currently employed and will begin pursuing a degree in Culinary Arts.

What’s your friends and parents’ thoughts on your career in singing?

A lot has happened so far, and we believe that they have all the faith in us to choose the right path.

How would you describe your musical style as a band?

Rock! Just pure Rock! Keep it raw and real!

What artists/bands are you influenced by?

The great artists and bands from the 70’s Classic Rock era have opened up rock music to evolve into the many sub-genres of rock we have today. The 90’s Alt. Rock and Grunge Rock bands are the ones we really took a liking to immediately and even some that carried the sound into the early 2000’s. It’s literally a take-your-pick kind of thing, but we’ve received reviews from random online reviewers that have heard hints of the Allman Brothers, Motorhead, Tom Petty, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice in Chains….it’s a pretty broad stroke, but we’re pleased to be getting associated with these great bands.

What’s the difference from your band and all bands that have come before you?

It’s difficult to compare who we are and where we are with any of them. We just want to keep moving forward with our music and enjoy the experience.

Are there any projects in the works you guys can tell us about?

Aside from promoting our album and getting booked for live performances, we’re always working on new material. There are some new tracks that we’re excited about putting down on our next album. They are definitively progressive from our debut album.

Any shows coming up?

We’re scheduled to open a show on Friday, July 26th in New Orleans at Cafe Istanbul.

What’s the best thing that has come out of this career so far?

The local bands that we’ve played out with have been awesome! It is encouraging to see how much they enjoy doing what they do! Performing live and getting a good response from the crowds is a great feeling!

What’s your biggest struggle in this career so far?

With so many great artists out there, it’s all uphill with gaining the interest of music lovers.

What are some of your hobbies?

Music. We haven’t really thought of much else since we came together as a band.

Does your fan base have a name?

We have lots of support from our family and friends! They are at our core and helped to get us to where we are now. We’ve just started with this, so we’ll see what the future holds and do what we can to grow a fan base. Our fans can decide on a name for themselves as we progress.

How do you want your relationship to be with your fans?

We have no expectations with that. It’s however it materializes. Let it Be 😉

What social media platform do you use most to stay connected to your fans?

Facebook and Twitter. Sound Cloud every now and then.

What was the craziest fan encounter you guys have had?

Nothing comes to mind really. But we did have a hater a while back, creating fake accounts and spewing vileness. Once we called the individual out, it stopped.

What impact do you want to leave on the world?

Just to help people get through the day or at least be a good part of it. Isn’t that what music is meant for…a connection that leaves people in a good place or help create that space.

What goals have you guys set out for the band?

To keep going! If our music connects with listeners, who knows how far it will go?!

Do you guys have any advice for aspiring music artists?

Believe! Easier said than done, but when you and everyone involved believes, you will go a lot further than sitting around with feelings of doubt.

Do you have any last things you went to tell your fans?

We’d appreciate feedback. Getting any kind of positive feedback has been hard to come by. Knowing that we are making a connection and any kind of difference is what really fuels us and our music!

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