Quite directly, AdaKaiN are four guys in search of the rock’n’roll dream. At a time when that dream has become more elusive, AdaKaiN refuses to take anything but “yes” for an answer. Drummer Ryan Carroll, was in a Universal Republic band named Element 80, that got some national attention. But other than Carroll, the members of AdaKaiN have been struggling at day jobs to accumulate enough money to help make their dream come true.
In 2008 they first burst on the local Dallas scene. Their self-released LP “Together In the Heart” garnered support in Texas and surrounding areas. The band set out to tour “hard core” as they put it. Living on less than $10 a day each, they toured with bands such as Crossfade, Bobaflex, Pop Evil, Taproot and many others.
They collected a strong local following in Dallas and America’s Southwest. It was time to reach further. In early 2011 they released “Silhouette of Lies” an EP, produced by Travis Wyrick (Ten Years, Since October, Disciple) featuring their dynamic new vocalist Travis Buck.
Buck’s soaring vocals enhance the melodic nature of the the band and quickly has attracted new fans. “Good Time Girl” a biographical track, written by Buck about a good girl gone bad, is the the lead track from the EP. It has already attracted the attention of radio programmers coast to coast.
Travis Buck took time out to give me a buzz check out the interview below
RN: Travis how are you.
Travis Buck: I’m good. How are you?
RN: All is good. Thanks for calling. Where are you at right now?
Travis Buck: Right now we are in Chico, California. We are out with Crossfade.
RN: How is that going?
Travis Buck: Real good.
RN: How long are you going to be out for?
Travis Buck: This is kind of a short run. I think it ends Oct. 8th. It’s going to be all west coast dates. We did some east coast dates with them late spring early summer. We seem to fit well with them so it’s going great.
RN: So what’s going on? I heard you guys are releasing another single?
Travis Buck: Yeah, Good Time Girl was our first. Now “Sky Is Falling” is going to radio from our Silhouette Of Lies EP.
RN: When was Silhouette Of Lies released?
Travis Buck: Back in March.
RN: If you had to sum up “Silhouette Of Lies” by picking one aspect of the CD what would it be?
Travis Buck: One thing I’m really proud of on this EP is that no one song is the same. They are all really different, but the album as a whole flows really well. So there is something for everyone.
RN: What’s it like on the Dallas scene?
Travis Buck: I have to be honest. I love Dallas but the scene has really gone down hill over the last 5 years. It’s real clicky. It’s weird how different the markets are. We love the east coast. And people in Michigan really love their music. The come out to see new music. And that is dieing out in a lot of places.
RN: Considering I’m in Pennsylvania I have to ask what are some of your favorite places around here.
Travis Buck: Allentown was pretty nice. It’s a unique place and looks like it has a lot of history. The pizza place out front has its own vibe. And Lancaster was great as well.
RN: When do you plan on getting back over here?
Travis Buck: We want to come to the east coast as soon as we can but we have to see.
RN: What got you into playing music?
Travis Buck: I have always enjoyed music. When I was in 6th grade I got my first guitar. I was in a high school band and I thought I should try singing and here I am. There is some thing about being on a stage. It’s a feeling that I really can’t describe. But I really like Deftones and bands link that.
RN: What are some of the challenges of being an opening act?
Travis Buck: As an opener you have to fight for that spot in their memory of that night. You want them to remember your performance. They are going to remember the headliner. As an opener you really are out here to prove yourself. So the next time we come through hopefully you think we are worth checking out again.
RN: Where can people buy you CD.?
Travis Buck: I-Tunes, and if they want a hard copy that can be picked up at a show.
RN: Hey Travis thank you for your time and giving us a buzz from the road.
Travis Buck: No man than you.
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