Exclusive Interview: IN CASE OF FIRE

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On Christmas, Loch Raven High School was gifted with the punk-folk-techno-rock band, IN CASE OF FIRE. Sophomores Julia Lowman and Alli Rose are the two members of IN CASE OF FIRE, with Lowman on the piano and Rose on the guitar.

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Q: Who are you and what kind of music do you write?
A: We are IN CASE OF FIRE, and we’re a punk-folk-techno-rock. We don’t want to limit ourselves to one genre.

Q: In the band, describe what role you play.
A: (Julia Lowman) I sing, write lyrics, and play piano. Occasionally I’m in charge of the percussion, I had to hit a book for “Smash”. (Alli Rose) I just show up, play guitar, and write choruses of songs while Julia writes the verses.

IN CASE OF FIRE debuted through Twitter (@incaseof_fire) with a cute picture of the duo when they were younger. The first song they uploaded on Twitter was “Smash”, a seemingly innocent, upbeat song that screams “Smash the patriarchy.” The girls caught the attention of other Loch Raven students with their humorous musical transitions (you won’t understand until you hear the song), cute bath robes, and books used as a percussion instrument.

Q: What are some of your song titles and what inspired you to write the songs?
A: We have three songs: “Witch of Blackbird Pond”, “Maybe”, and “Smash”. Our songs are inspired by the problems teens face today, witches, cellphones, and smashing the patriarchy. “Smash” is our first song so it’s kind of the most memorable for us.

The genesis of IN CASE OF FIRE was simply a question: Where are the females in the band industry of Loch Raven? As more and more all-boys bands started popping up in the school, Lowman and Rose wanted to represent the female students. But what would you do with a band without a name? Similar to how spontaneous they were with the idea of creating a band, they stumbled upon their band name during a normal, boring period of pre-calculus.

Q: Where did you get the idea of your band name?
A: We were in second period pre-calculus and saw the “in case of fire” signs in all the classrooms in school. Now that our band name is IN CASE OF FIRE, we can get free advertisements in all the classrooms in Loch Raven High!

Q: What do you think about the sudden outburst of these LRHS bands?
A: It’s fantastic! It’s kind of funny but it’s cool. Some of these band members are two timing their bands, but we’re not like that.

IN CASE OF FIRE calls themselves a DIY (Do it Yourself) band. They write their own songs, perform their own songs, and promote their band with the help of their manager, fellow Sophomore Fiona Reinhardt.

Q: So, what do you hope to do with your music?
A: It’s not that deep, we were just bored.

Q: In ten words, or less, create a slogan for your band.
A: (Lowman) “Stressed, depressed, and well-dressed.” (Rose) That’s not original enough. It’s “It’s not that deep” or “Mediocre at best”.

Watch out for IN CASE OF FIRE as they blaze their way into the scene, and make sure to follow them on their social media!

 

Twitter: @incaseof_fire
Instagram: @incase_of_fire

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