If you have been around our site in the last year these two bands should not be new names. We have covered Never I and Eyes Eat Suns in the past talking about they could be the next scene stars. Both Never I and Eyes Eat Suns take a closer step this summer as both have earned spots on the main stage at the Vans Warped Tour stops in Charlotte and Wilmington, North Carolina.
The band that I have been dubbing my favorite in the Carolinas for many reasons will hit Charlotte’s date. One major reason is because of their intense and raw live show. In a world of digital recording and computerized instruments both in studio and back tracked live, this band is a plug and play type of band leaving their blood, sweat, and broken gear all on the stage. If the names Underoath, Norma Jean, or The Chariot get you excited and ready to tear a mosh pit up, then their music will be up your alley. Playing a festival those bands mentioned have on the main stage will give their brand of post hardcore a display for new fans, tour crew, bands on the tour, and possibly label reps at the tents near the stage. Their new EP is slated for a release later this year which was tracked partly at the famed Glow In The Dark studios in Atlanta, GA where one of the standards of the genre was recorded known as Define The Great Line. The mid 00s saw Underoath rise to prominence and the mid 10’s could do the same for Never I.
Eyes Eat Suns
This band is taking over the main stage at the stop in Wilmington, NC. Contrary to Never I, this band is a pop rock band from Raleigh, NC who are moments away from their breakthrough. Though a difference in style is there, this band is what an early Paramore showcased though frontwoman Ayisa Adderley’s vocals definitely win out for me over Hayley Williams of Paramore. Though the music out now is a pop rock type, member changes have paved for a change in sound which we have been told will resemble that of PVRIS while keeping the edge their rock side has. This band has played Warped Tour in the past on the Ernie Ball stage and now they are poised to send the mosh pits into a dance pit on the main stage. Adderley’s vocals will shine and echo throughout the grounds letting the bands on the tour that they need to take not because it won’t be long till they are sharing a bus with them in the coming years.