Virginia Beach’s I, Ohms claims to “fuse a sinister energy with lyrics sure to take fans on a journey across the fine line that distinguis
hes madness from clarity.”
They’re headlining the next AltDaily Long Live Local Music showcase at the NorVa, along with Friends of Pedro, Accident Prone, and A Time to Die. We got to know the band a little better.
AltDaily: For those that have never heard the band before, how do you describe your sound?
I, Ohms: We offer dark, aggressive grooves and ambient leads, alongside bright and powerful choruses. We try to emulate the feeling of conquering the worst parts of yourself.
You describe yourselves as both gritty and ambient. How do you meld the two? What do you get from each of these influences?
Virginia Beach is a constant melting pot of music. It’s constantly evolving and always looking for something better or different. Musicians have to stay on their toes and push boundaries in order to succeed here, or anywhere for that matter.
The music industry has obviously been turned on its head the past decade. What does success look like to you all?
Getting the band to the point where it pays for itself. I don’t think we’re looking for glamorous riches. Seeing something that you’ve built from the ground up is always going to be exciting and rewarding, so I think I’d be pretty happy with becoming a household name and making enough to lead a humble life.
Tell us about the other bands on the bill. Who are you excited about, and why?
I’m actually pretty excited about everyone. A Time To Die is pretty exciting and energetic. It’ll be second time seeing them with their newest member! They get better and better every time I’ve seen them. We’ve only played with Accident Prone once, but they throw down hard. The crowd is very involved and they don’t like to let things slow down. Friends of Pedro is a bunch of guys with a great vibe that like to drink, jam, and just have a good time! I love these guys! I can’t really describe them though. They just like to fuse everything together.
If people are going to watch one video clip or listen to one Soundcloud to get a taste of the band, what would they be?
We will be releasing a music video for the song “Deep Divide” from our debut EP, Parallel Connections. For people who have and haven’t seen us, it definitely showcases how we perform on stage! The video will release Friday, October 14 via Collapse Entertainment on Youtube, though it will be all over our social media pages.
In addition, we have a Facebook Event set up for the release.
How can fans-to-be gain access to your music? Do you have a website with sample songs or a demo CD?