Evol Walks released a new single called “Back Where You Belong” last month and are about to release a song called “Saints and Sinners” in collaboration with Defueled. We had the pleasure of interviewing Leah Martin-Brown, the frontwoman of Evol Walks, and learning about her music plans as well as her thoughts on a variety of topics. Here is our conversation with Leah Martin-Brown.
Hello, Leah. It’s really wonderful to be able to chat with you. How are you doing?
I am fantastic! Just enjoying a beautiful day in Los Angeles.
You have recently released a new Rock N’ Roll banger, “Back Where You Belong”. How are you feeling about the way your fans received the song?
This is a track I have been wanting to release for quite some time now. It is a little heavier and a little darker than previous releases so I wasn’t sure how it would be received. I am thrilled at the response!
Great! How would you describe your sound to someone who hasn’t heard Evol Walks’ music before?
It’s always hard to explain your sound- I think I’m too close to it? I would say- old-school influences with a modern twist. Get AC/DC, Sabbath, some 90’s grunge and Monster Magnet and throw them in a blender with Evanescence & Halestorm and you might get a good read.
That sounds like a wonderful mix! In order to get to know you better and from a different point of view, how about playing some imagination game? I will set a scenario in an alternate universe with new rules and see how you’d react to the different situations. Ready?
I was BORN ready.
In a universe where you are made the queen of a country, what would be the first law you’d make?
People who are rude to service staff get an automatic $5000 fine per offence
Loving that universe already! In a universe where humans can choose either to be able to teleport from one place to another or travel back and forth in time, which superpower would you pick?
I would go with teleportation for several reasons: 1- It is obviously way safer! Can’t destroy the space/time continuum and accidentally erase your existence if you’re teleporting… 2. IMAGINE the time and money you would save! No delayed flights, no excess baggage… DREAM! 3. Great for the environment! Need I say more?
Case closed. In a universe where you’re the statue of liberty, what object would you be holding instead of a torch?
In a universe where money does not exist, but instead, people pay for things by making other people laugh, how rich would you be considered?
I think I’m hilarious! So I think I’d be a billionaire… but my friends would probably disagree haha.
In a universe where the senses of taste and hearing are mixed up together, what food would you imagine Evol Walks’ music would taste like?
Black Forest Cake… maybe
In a universe that is exactly like ours, but where you become omnipotent, what would be the first thing you’d change about the world?
I would try and erase the need for violence.
Thank you for playing, Leah! I hope you enjoyed this!
We live in an era where social media became essential for musicians to reach fans and promote their music. In your opinion, what are the cons and pros of social media having all that power in the music industry?
In the early stages, Social Media was great for musicians! It was easy to reach fans, promote shows, share music and make connections. That has always been the biggest Pro. Social Media has changed and now promotes the constant creation of content to the point it is exhausting for Musicians and Artists. Content Creator is a job within itself- trying to force create music, publicity, interaction, and content that engages people on a DAILY basis just takes away from what we are trying to achieve as Artists. Giving so much power to these companies is scary and we have already seen the results- algorithms changing, content that is paid getting pushed above content that isn’t, viral trends overtaking thought-provoking posts… I could rant for hours.
Thank you for sharing those wonderful ideas! Have you ever faced any kind of sexism in your professional or personal life? How would you deal with sexist behaviour and what advice would you give young people around the world who face any kind of discrimination?
I definitely have in my younger years. When I was around 19/20 when I was living in Australia, I was offered a tour by a US company with a few other Female Fronted bands. I was naive and young in the industry and thought it was legit. When it came to the crunch time of “We need Visas and dates etc” the Promoter turned around and said he was thinking I could share a bedroom with him and come over on a J1 Visa (Fiance Visa). Like.. wtf? These days I deal with sexist behaviour straight on. I call them out (politely), and often ask “I’m sorry, I don’t understand- do you mind explaining what you meant by that statement?” or I make a joke out of it “Oh I completely understand what you mean!! With my weak womanly hands and my pea-sized female brain… ooh let the strong men take over PLEASE…” Either way, I get the point across haha.
That’s brilliant! Thank you for giving us this interview, Leah. Is there anything else you’d like to add?
We have a lot of new music coming out so please check us out on all channels!