Photo and Interview by Molly Louise Hudelson.
While out on tour with On My Honor and The Sheds, Southern California punk/pop-punk band Smalls announced that lead singer Ashley Cadwallader had left the band and that they would finish the tour as a four-piece (more info here). Earlier this week it was announced that Laurel Zarcilla would be taking over on vocals.
I met up with guitarist Billy and bassist Russell for an interview just before doors opened at the show in Oaklyn, New Jersey last month. Read on for the interview, where we talked about Taylor Swift, making mistakes, and crossing the country while playing music!
head over to our tumblr or YouTube channel or Facebook feed or twitter feed to catch a video of us with our new singer. @xgawdzillax rules! we’re so happy to have here on board with us!
Well, here we are. we’d like to welcome our new singer Laurel Zarcilla to Smalls. after a couple of months of planing we were finally able to get together once tour came to an end. Gus came in contact with her through her YouTube channel where she had a pretty good following. She’s had been doing a ton of Acoustic Solo stuff before this for a while. she’s also had done a small guest vocal part on the new This Wild Life album ‘Clouded’ on the track ‘Better With You’.
Our next show will be a co-headline show with our best friends in Such A Mess in Los Angeles September 26th at Amplyfi (all ages). Until then we’d like to show you the progress of the band by releasing a live video from our rehearsal studio once a week (lockout sessions). along with other videos we’ve been wanting to do for a while now. including cooking shows, pranks, talk show skits, a day in the life of Russell, Behind The Music featuring Brittney and The Smalls etc.
Thank you to everyone for your support on everything we do. we started this band with zero expectations of it going anywhere and you guys have showed us so much love. thank you. we’re stoked on the future of this band and we cant wait to get back in the studio.
Russ is cooking all of us brunch tomorrow and I’m gonna film it. and eat it. we have a ton of surprises for you guys.
First of all, let me start out by saying that it is completely and utterly selfish for me to even be upset about this, but in all fairness I really can’t help it.
Not just a band, but a group of amazing people that I have had the privilege to call my friends for the past 7 years , have decided to…
i love this too much