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Everyday Dogs

Athens, GA | Established. Jan 01, 2018

Athens, GA
Established on Jan, 2018
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"An Interview with Everyday Dogs"

What inspired the name of the band? What are your influences?

For the first few months that we were a band, we went by a few different names, none of which we really liked. Then my brother Julian [lead singer/rhythm guitarist] came to the band with this song he’d written called, “Everyday Dogs”, and had the idea to use it as the name of the band since we all liked how it sounded. It also fit the vibe of who we are.

We all listen to a lot of different stuff, but we all really love grunge and stuff from the ‘90s (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, etc)

How do you approach songwriting? Are there any themes that you are keen to explore when you start off?

Usually our songs stem from either myself [Jesse, lead guitarist/backing vocalist] or Julian having an idea for part of a song. This is anything from a guitar riff, to a verse/chorus combination, or some lyric ideas. The idea is then taken to the band, and as a group we’ll jam on those ideas and figure what we like and don’t like and how to transform those ideas into fully fledged songs.

There have been cases where songs emerge from some lyrical theme we want to explore in a song, like in our new song, “Black Fire”, which I wrote after reading Dracula for the first time, but for the most part the lyrics are built to fit the vibe/energy of the music itself.

Why do you write the sort of music that you do?

Our goal with writing music is to write the kind of songs that we would go out of our way to listen to if we hadn’t written them. We all love songs with big guitar riffs and loud drums, so we want to capture those same kinds of factors within our own music to connect and engage with whoever is listening to our stuff.

How do you decide what songs to perform live and how do you transpose them into that live setting?

We base our setlist off the venue, the length of our set, and the kind of audience that we expect. We have some originals that are staples to our live set (“Nevada”, “Passaround”, and “She’s Crazy”) and we’ll build around those with more originals or a couple cover songs that we think the crowd might really like.\

As far as transposing our songs into a live setting, the big thing is making sure we’re all comfortable with our parts, that way we can really focus on the performance element of engaging with the crowd and giving them a good show.

What plans do you have for the future?

We just finished recording 6 new songs in the studio over this past year, and we’ll be releasing them as singles in the coming months.

Our first of these new singles is “Black Fire”, available to stream/download everywhere October 23rd.

Pre-Save “Black Fire”: https://ffm.to/blackfire

Everyday Dogs on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4MOP3vbHz2uAoPh0i2Z9Hj

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/everyday-dogs/1409698779 - The Median Man


"Q&A: Julian and Jesse Inglima of Everyday Dogs"

University of Georgia alumni Julian and Jesse Inglima share a love for music and Athens, making up two of the four-piece local band Everyday Dogs. The brothers, whose band recently released an EP entitled “Up on the Wall” in June, shared their experiences as musicians in Athens and their thoughts on the city’s music scene.

How did you go from sharing a love for music to forming a band?

Julian Inglima: It was mostly us getting bored in college. None of us did the frat thing, and we were looking for something to do. So we kind of said, “Let’s try it.” And it got out of control.

Jesse Inglima: [Athens is] very user-friendly to up-and-coming musicians, especially since [UGA] feeds into the city music scene. We were pretty fortunate to not only have people that we could kind of surround ourselves with musically, but also have venues we could go to in order to kind of realize the ideas we had.

What’s your take on the Athens music scene?

Jesse Inglima: There’s a focus on real people playing real music. It’s real people playing real instruments and going into studios, big or small, and still taking a lot of old school elements of music and trying to bring them in a modern environment. I think that’s something that we respect a lot.

What are your favorite hangout spots in Athens?

Jesse Inglima: I always tell people some of the best pizza you’ll ever have is Little Italy. That can apply for daytime and nighttime — it can get kind of rowdy in there at night. The pizza is always consistently so good.

Julian Inglima: I’m also a big burrito fan, so I found the best burrito in Athens. It’s called El Camino Real, and it’s like a tiny hole-in-the-wall place. It is one of the best burritos I’ve ever had — it’s so good.

What do you think makes Athens special?

Jesse Inglima: There’s a lot of love and support for other people’s music. Even if it’s not necessarily your thing, there’s a very tight-knit group of people that are around [in their] early 20’s that love music and will support each other. - The Red & Black


"Athens Band Everyday Dogs releases weekly acoustic covers"

The Athens-based rock band Everyday Dogs has released acoustic covers on their YouTube channel once a week since January. The lead singer, Julian Inglima, and guitarist, Jesse Inglima, both have ties to the University of Georgia, where Julian is a senior and Jesse graduated in 2018.

Growing up together in Alpharetta, the brothers said their love for music started at an early age.

“I was definitely a part of the guitar hero generation,” Jesse Inglima said. “When those games came out, I knew I wanted to [play music] on an actual guitar.”

The two met the other members of their band, drummer, Jack Gregg, and bass guitar player, Tyler Griffith, while working on the worship team at a summer camp. The group quickly discovered they had similar tastes in music and would incorporate hard-rock songs into their set list of worship tunes.

“We all had the same passion for music,” Julian Inglima said, reflecting on how quickly the group came together.

The band went through a number of name changes before settling on the band name, Everyday Dogs — which shares the name of a song from their first EP. Jesse Inglima said they chose the name because it doesn’t immediately indicate a certain music style, allowing room for the band to take their sound in any direction.

Given Athens’ reputable music scene, Jesse Inglima said that the band has felt the weight of other local artists' legacies and respects the culture surrounding music in the city. The band has played in famous Athens venues like 40 Watt Club and the Classic Center, and said they have felt the “aura” of all the bands that have played in those places before them.


“The spirit of musicianship that comes with being in Athens has really inspired us,” Jesse Inglima said.

Everyday Dogs has a wide range of influences outside of Athens, too. They describe their style as “high-octane rock and roll,” and Jesse Inglima said they’re particularly inspired by classic '80s hard rockers like Slash, grunge musicians like Kurt Cobain and punk bands.

The band plans to release more original music by the end of May but in the meantime is releasing weekly acoustic covers as a way to expand their online presence and introduce more people to their band. Julian Inglima said they’ve also used these covers to experiment with playing different genres of music.


“It’s been fun to experiment and put our own little twist on them,” Julian Inglima said about the songs they’ve covered, which have ranged from modern hits by Billie Eilish and Machine Gun Kelly to classics by the Beatles and AC/DC.

The band said that the pandemic has limited their opportunities to perform, but that having fewer performances has allowed them to work more on finding their musical identity.

“[The pandemic has] given us a little bit more creative liberty,” Julian Inglima said. “We’re solidifying our sound.” - The Red & Black


"Everyday Dogs Release "Nevada""

Everyday Dogs is a rock act made up of brothers Jesse and Julian Inglima and their friends Lucas LoPiccolo and Jack Gregg. They formed in Alpharetta, Georgia at a summer camp in 2017 where they bonded over a shared passion for classic and alternative rock. They would host late-night basement jam sessions, of course loud enough for the whole neighbourhood to hear, covering songs by their favourite artists. This is where they discovered their chemistry as a band, and shortly thereafter they decided to channel their musical energy into writing their own songs. It was at this time that the band officially formed as Everyday Dogs. The band relocated to Athens, Georgia, where Jesse, Julian and Lucas all attended the University of Georgia.


The band quickly took the stage at popular local spots such as Caledonia Lounge, 40 Watt Club and Georgia Theatre. Since then, they have moved on to play venues in Atlanta, Georgia such as Smith’s Olde Bar and Center Stage. Less than a year since their formation, Everyday Dogs has recorded a self-titled EP in Boston, Massachusetts, and a second EP in Nashville, Tennessee. BuzzMusic is happy to release a brand new single by Everyday Dogs called “Nevada”.



The song opens with an acoustic guitar and voice, which lulls one into a false sense of security that this is a simple singer-songwriter act. This myth is quickly dispelled as the band launches the song into a high energy rock groove. One can clearly hear the influences of classic rock, but this isn’t the only genre this band is capable of. There are twists and turns that make this song into something much more modern. The drums, bass and guitars are raucous and tightly knit, and the vocals are soaring and passionate, delivered with finesse, energy and confidence. Harkening back to the 80s, the guitar solo that breaks the song up is absolutely blistering. With “Nevada”, it’s clear that Everyday Dogs mean business, and we can’t wait to see what they dream up for the future.



Give a listen to Everyday Dogs "Nevada" and check out their exclusive interview below where we're let in on the music scene in Georgia, and the bands goals for this year!








As Georgia residents, how would you describe the overall music scene there?
As a band, we have really honed in on the Athens music scene in particular, while also getting involved in Atlanta as well. Athens is a very ‘band-friendly’ city. There is an active music scene there that is fueled heavily by the University of Georgia as well as the long history of other bands that have gotten their start in Athens. Crowds are energetic and people have a desire to consume good live music.



Is there a particular meaning behind your new single, “Nevada”?
Musically, this is our heavy-hitter that fully captures how we describe our sound: alt-rock with the spirit of rock-n-roll. As far as the lyrical meaning behind the song, it’s a simple but bittersweet story about falling for a girl you’ve just met that moves away.



What is your writing process like? Do you all collaborate with ideas back and forth or is it more streamlined than that?
Our writing process is probably a little bit of both. Usually, one of us [Jesse and Julian Inglima] will have a rough outline for a song (a verse, possibly a chorus, and some lyrics) and then we will bring it into a practice for the rest of the band to put their mark on and add their own musical contributions.



You guys have a great old-school vibe. Who would you say are your biggest musical influences?
All of us in the band are big fans of the great alternative music that has come out since the ‘90s. That includes a lot of classic grunge bands (Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, etc.) to newer stuff that has been within our own lifetimes (Cage the Elephant, The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr., etc).



What does the future have in store for Everyday Dogs?
Our goal right now is to grow our fanbase and let more and more people know who we are and what we’re about. We love writing music that is really grounded in a rock style, and we just want to share that with as many people as possible - Buzz Music


Discography

Everyday Dogs-EP (2018)

Nevada- Single (2018)

All These People- Single (2019)

Passaround- Single (2019)

Go Crazy- EP (2019)

Black Fire- Single (2020)

I Admit- Single (2020)

Up on the Wall- EP (2021)

Degree- Single (2021)

Sidewalk Smasher- Single (2021)

Play Ball- Single (2022)

Black and Bleach- Single (2022)

Helluva- Single (2022)

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Bio

Everyday Dogs are the skateboarding, Capri-Sun drinking, surfer-punk rockers of Atlanta. The boys in the band show up to every gig ready to party hard and play even harder. With a slew of musical influences ranging from garage-rock heroes The Strokes and The Kooks to newer punk legends like Skeggs and Dune Rats, every song puts loud drums, big guitar solos, and powerful vocals front and center. Everyday Dogs are a reminder that rock ‘n’ roll can be (and should be) a lot of fun.

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