Interview: What We Do In Secret
Recently I got to interview the Christian Chaotic Hardcore band, What We Do In Secret. Let's jump in to it!
The Bearded Dragon: Who am I talking to?
What We Do In Secret: Devin - drums, the old guy
TBD: Haha! That's rich! Could you give a quick background on the band?
WWDIS: The vocalist Josh and I started the band about 4 years ago. The desire was to create Love and CHAOS on stage. Showing the Love of Jesus in this chaotic world by being transparent and loving to everyone. It's an everyday struggle.
TBD: That's beautiful. I heard you guys are working on a full-length. Is that true?
WWDIS: Yes, we are writing a full length currently and will be recording in late May with Bobby from FFAK again.
TBD: Bobby from Fit For A King. Man, how did you pull that off?
WWDIS: Our 3rd show we ever played, was with FFAK, he came to me after there set and asked if I would pray for him. We just hit it off from there. He recorded and produced our EP, THE MIGRATION. It was an awesome, easy experience.
TBD: That's sounds awesome! I'm a drummer as well, so I'm going to ask: What gear do you use?
WWDIS: I play Gretsch drums, Zildjian cymbals, Remo heads and all DW hardware.
TBD: That's cool, I've never heard of Gretsch drums though. Interesting
WWDIS: Your a sinner.....lol. legends play Gretsch. I'm not a legend haha.
TBD: Haha. I play a Tama Rockstar kit, Tama heads, Vic Firth sticks and Zildjian and Sabian cymbals. But enough about me
WWDIS: Oh yeah I play vic firth as well.
TBD: Right on! Could I ask where What We Do In Secret gets their name?
WWDIS: Mathew 6:6
TBD: Does WWDIS ever plan to do a full tour?
WWDIS: Yes this summer, after the record is released.
TBD: Sweet! Is there anyway you guys could come to Indianapolis?
WWDIS: Yes it's on our list. At our level it's about making contacts and starting at the bottom. It's hard but humbling.
TBD: That's cool! Maybe I could come see you guys play!
WWDIS: YOU BETTER! :)
TBD: Are there any other Christian bands from your area?
WWDIS: Yes, a band called Eleutheria. It's a female fronted band, absolutely amazing.
TBD: I'll have to look them up! You guys have two EPs, right?
WWDIS: Yes. New Eyes (2013) and The Migration (2014). Both available on our Bandcamp
TBD: Ok. What artists/bands have you been listening to lately?
WWDIS: Me personally, Deftones always. Pvris, Amen, A Plea for Purging. I was jamming Emmure today.
TBD: Man, I love A Plea for Purging!
WWDIS: Definitely heavy jams.
TBD: Do you guys have any plans on releasing the album through a label? Or independently?
WWDIS: Well, it's going straight too, two labels so we will see.
TBD: That's sound sick! Which labels? Or can you say at this point?
WWDIS: Solid State and Facedown.
TBD: Oh man! That's huge! I love both those labels! Have you heard of Rottweiler Records?
WWDIS: I have.
TBD: They're another good label.
WWDIS: Very cool.
TBD: Alright, the lineup at this point is: you (Devin Harris) - Drums, Drew (Nance) - Bass & BGV, Josh (Adams) - Vocals & Rhythm Guitar (session), Clay (Crenshaw) - Lead Guitar & Clean Vocals, and Luke (Kendall) - Rhythm Guitar & BGV. Right?
WWDIS: Correct. Josh will actually be doing valid of cleans on the new record.
TBD: Oh ok. That's cool! What happened with Aaron Guerra? He was in the band for a couple months wasn't he? Or just hired gun, so to speak.
WWDIS: Aaron Kadura had a change of heart. He wasn't into heavy music as much as he thought. Moved back home with his family.
TBD: Oh I see, I have no idea where I got Guerra as his last name. Oh wait, it was Tourniquet! That's where I got it from. Lol.
WWDIS: And a lyric video for "The Migration".
TBD: Oh ok, I forgot about that. Are you, or any of the other guys in the band, in another band?
WWDIS: Luke is in a band called Forsake Your Nets.
TBD: That's a cool name.
WWDIS: Great band.
TBD: Even though you only have two EPs, and don't you have another song that you performed recently?
WWDIS: We actually are playing a brand new song this Saturday.
TBD: That's cool! Is there anything else you would like to say? (again, for the readers)
WWDIS: Yes. Love people right where they are.
TBD: Alright! Thanks for letting me interview you man! It was a blast!
WWDIS: Thank you brother. Is there anything I can pray for?
TBD: Not at this point. Thanks for asking! And when you guys come to Indy, shoot me an email, and I'll see if I can come!
TBD: Good talking to ya man! Bye!
WWDIS: Take care brother.