Not only does YM offer a diverse musical sound, but an impressive array of music videos that are remarkable for such a new band. They span across a variety of genres, including, but not limited to, metalcore, rock, pop, punk, and electronic dance music. YM can blend these genres seamlessly into a medley of sounds that are deeply satisfying to hear.
Your music spans across a wide variety of genres. Where do all these different sounds come from?
There’s so many different kinds of music out there. Being stuck within one style doesn’t make sense any more. We enjoy putting all of our influences into what we do and holding nothing back.
Who are your most heavy influences?
At the moment, we’ve been listening to a lot of 30 Seconds To Mars, Panic! at the Disco, Saosin, and Architects. We’re influenced by any style of music with original sounds and high energy.
As a new band, what are the major difficulties you’ve come across?
The major difficulties for us--and any band--is finding the right people to work with, [and] not only in bandmates and musicians but [in] the right team of people working behind the scenes helping the band and business work productively and cohesively.
The other major difficulty is finances. Working as a band unfortunately requires spending a lot of money to make things happen, and for most it’s difficult to break even, much less make a profit.
Who is your target market (what audience do you aim for your music to become popular with)?
Haha, our target market is probably the music scene from 2006. By not being too niche we’ve been able to attract a wide variety of people so far. Our goal is [to] maintain an appeal across multiple genres.
What have been the biggest surprises since you put Young Medicine together?
With the few amount of shows we’ve played and music we’ve released, the biggest surprise has been the amount of people who already love what we’re doing. We all believe strongly in our music and what we’re doing. Seeing a such a positive reception to our plight from live audiences and youtubers tells us we’re on to something good.
What was Young Medicine’s greatest accomplishment in 2014?
We’re proud of the music videos we’ve been able to put together and we’re currently working on more. Another great accomplishment is managing to keep the band going without killing each other. Young Medicine has suffered no casualties yet!
What do you plan to do in 2015?
Our main goal is to tour, tour, tour. Hopefully we’ll make enough to not end up homeless in the process. We’d love to visit Japan!
To become a band that sounds like a cohesive unit, what have you had to do? Have you tried any particular practicing techniques, varied the style of your music, etc.?
We work on our music until there aren’t any parts to our songs we don’t love. We probably spend more time working on each song which results in less total music, but higher quality of songs. For our live show we have to plan out all our movements and performances to make sure we put on the most impressive concert possible.
When will your next major tour be? Who will you be touring with? What are you most excited about?
We’re working on a lot of dates for March and beyond. We’re most excited for meeting new bands, fans, and making a good impression on unsuspecting concert-goers nationwide.
How do you plan to reach out to music-lovers who are in other countries/continents?
The internet is the number one tool for getting our music far beyond what our normal touring schedule could do. We’ve already made fans all over the place. Hopefully we’ll reach even more this year.
As a mainly DIY group, what responsibilities did you have to take on that you didn’t expect?
Starting out, we didn’t know exactly what it would take to put together a band we could be proud of. A lot of what we do now, we picked up along the way and got better at. Recording and audio production, graphics and videos, all of that we learned along the way and are now able to do ourselves.
What have been the best parts of having managers (since you recently got one)?
They’ve been able to get us on national shows and put us in front of audiences that we wouldn’t have normally been able to reach yet.
Now, enjoy "Little Miss Anthropy," a FANTASTIC song with an epic lyric video by Young Medicine:
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.