Of Mice & Men are one of those bands who refuse to conform to the whims and desires of an industry that is ultimately there to serve them.
Their music is truly an expression of life verses art and is the anthesis of conventional acceptance.
In the modern age where less is more, Of Mice & Men are adapting somewhat, preferring to release a multitude of EP’s rather than take the time to commit to a full album, an initiative that frontman Aaron Pauley agrees is essential in the current times.
“We just like releasing music,” he enthused. “That’s the main reason why we decided to release three EP’s at least, because for us it’s a shorter duration of time. A shorter lag time between when we can create an EP’s worth of material; a small snapshot in time, and get that ready for release. It’s a much shorter amount of time and lag time than when you have to create and curate an entire album’s worth of material. It just keeps it fresh and allows us to release new music all year long.”
In the full interview, Aaron talks us through the three songs on the Timeless EP, releasing new music in general, making visualisers to tie in with the music, writing during lockdown and drawing inspiration, his transition from bassist and back up singer to frontman of the band and more.