Changing The Thread

K.P. Peters | May 2017

If 2017 and classic rock & roll had a love child, it would be local band The Threads— a recent featured artist at Music Garage with exciting new music on SoundCloud. I recently had the honor of talking to them. Though the whole band couldn’t make it to the city for our chat, I got to speak with Sam Abboud, rhythm guitarist/singer, and Justin Bell, lead guitarist.

Photography by Zach Hittie

Photography by Zach Hittie

With multiple recent releases, the musicians and I discussed the change in their sound. They accredited the change to their new bass player. As a music major, Duke Hiatt brings an exciting new edge to the band. His style of playing has brought The Threads to a more dance-based sound. Justin even commented that their first jam with Duke was when they wrote “Lo-Fi Baby.

Furthermore, Sam said their change in scene has influenced their change in sound. “We play more house shows now, where we played more rock clubs before. I think that had an impact subconsciously. It’s a different scene and a different mental state.”

Photography by Zach Hittie

Photography by Zach Hittie

Justin says that the change in their sound has impacted the audience, too. Before, their crowds would stand and watch. He comments that while they were into it, they weren’t really dancing. Now that the band writes with more of a groove, Justin has noticed the crowd getting down.

While Someone Who Looks Like You was a great way for the band to start out, their new music takes on an interesting twist.