Q and A with Agree To DisagreeSeptember 7, 2014
Agree To Disagree is a pop punk band out of South Shore, MA. The band just recently put out their well received debut album, If You Think We Suck Now, Just Wait Til We Sell out. The band consists of Zachary St. Paul and Matt Magnell on Vocals/Guitar, Bassist Bobby Magnell, and Drummer Steven Kunevich. Read on and see what all these guys had to say when they chatted with BareBones Ent!
BS: How did Agree To Disagree come together?
Bobby Magnell (Bass/Vocals): Our original guitarist Drew was setting up a band for a benefit show with a couple of his friends and he had invited Steven to play. It was a little over a week before the show and the two friends ended up bailing; this was all on AOL Instant Messenger and I was at Steven’s house witnessing this and I had started learning bass at that time and knew a good amount of songs so I volunteered to be the bassist and vocalist. We practiced the whole week before the show, played it, and then decided to keep it going.
BS: What have been your biggest musical influences?
Matt Magnell (Vocals/Guitar): As a band we tend to cite Green Day, Blink-182, Fall Out Boy, and Rise Against. I myself listen to an assortment, I’m influenced by a lot of different bands of different genres
BS: If you could have wrote any song in history, what would it be and why?
BM: “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana. People can hate on that answer, but that song had a huge impact and I would’ve loved to have written a song that did that.
MM: “More Than a Feeling” by Boston, just because it’s my favorite song.
Zack St. Paul (Vocals/Guitar): “Look What Happened” by Less Than Jake, that song always gets me in a great mood.
BS: What do you hope people take from your music?
MM: I hope that they can relate to it and that maybe it helps them in some way or maybe it makes them see something in a different light.
BS: What currently is your goal with the band and your music?
BM: At the moment, we are just going to be practicing, playing shows, and promoting ourselves and the record. We’re gonna get some merch together, and then get ourselves out on the road, starting with some weekenders, building it up to week long tours and building those up into longer stretches, and then going from there.
ZSP: It came out of the song “Kids Think They’re Bulletproof.” We all liked the line so much that we decided to make it the name of the album.
BS: How has the feedback been on it?
BM:The feedback has been amazing. It was awesome seeing us featured on websites from places like New Zealand, Russia, and Vancouver. The reviews we got on them were positive as well.
BS: What inspired you to use the “Hey Arnold!” reference on your opening song?
ZSP: I pretty much love “Hey Arnold!” and wanted that to be the song title. The lyrics really fit because I feel like at some point we’re all like Stoop Kid; afraid to take that step out into the world out of fear, but you cant be scared forever, you know? [Check out the song following the interview!]
BS: What do you feel is the message of this album?
MM: The album is just about life in general really, it’s about where we’ve come as a band and as people over the last few years.
BS: When can fans expect to see you in their town next?
MM: As soon as we can, they just need to let us know where they are.
BS: Anything else you would like to say to all of your fans out there?
ZSP: Stand and be counted! Also thanks for listening to the album.