DoubleView of Siren
at Rocklahoma 2014
Siren performed at about one thirty in the morning and somehow still managed to wake up the crowd with their hardcore rock and incredible stage presence. Clearly a financially backed band, the youngsters had matching guitars and merchandise to sell.
Siren has quite a mixed sound, experimenting with different styles and obviously still trying to settle on one that works. The album, Mycah says, “will be pretty diverse. I think that Siren has a very unique sound, like we have the ’80s thing going on; we have the post hardcore sound. It’s just a mixture of all these influences because of the band members in Siren. It gives it a nice, unique flair.”
Okay, so they are releasing a new album soon! How the heck did they have time to record an album during the school year? I mean, all I do is write a blog and I can hardly keep up (and I’m a freshman, which means school is easier)!
“Gosh, oh gosh, it’s crazy at times,” Mycah exclaims when asked about balancing school and the band. “It’s really time consuming because you just want to be in the studio all the time and it’s hard to be like, ‘Okay, we have to cut it here tonight because we have school in the morning.’ That’s really dumb! I feel like I’m being cut off, I’m being held back, because education is important, but I do feel like there’s this cut-off point there.”
She brought up parents, and that can definitely be a major problem in young bands. Thankfully, Mycah says, “Our parents are very supportive of what we want to do and you need that to be successful at a young age.” When a band with talent like Siren receives support from their parents, the band can go far. Siren is taking those first few steps toward stardom in the music world and their parents definitely help the talent move along.
Siren is SO talented, yet so young. How long can bands that good have been together? Usually, a band would need quite a few years to become so cohesive and solid, but these kids are seventeen, so they can’t have been together that long. “We’ve been together for about two years,” Mycah begins, “but together with this unit, maybe about six months. It’s pretty fresh…but it sounds so amazing.” Woah. SIX MONTHS?! Continuing, she says, “I think that’s why I like this group of people so much. It’s because it just came together so well and so fast. I couldn’t ask for anything better.”
Zoe Adler is a music journalist from Long Beach, California. Besides her website, which is her pride and joy, she works with the GRAMMY Foundation and the Long Beach Independent. Additionally, Ms. Adler is a musician, spending half of her time playing the flute, piccolo, trombone, and marching baritone. She has been with TeenView Music since the very start and hopes to make something of it in the future.