“We’re just gonna tear up the stage and do what we do,” bassist Jacob Campbell promises.
“We’re pretty raucous,” guitarist Nathan Snitchler says.
“I break a lot of sticks. I have bled multiple times,” drummer Sam Tornow said.
“I knocked over the mike stand,” guitarist Mitch Carroll says.
When A Clockwork Orange makes its live debut at the 2013 Battle of the Bands, “We’re just gonna tear up the stage and do what we do,” bassist Jacob Campbell promises.
The band’s music is heavy, heavy rock.
“It’s hardcore. We call it raw because we don’t do anything with effects,” Snitchler says.
“To people on the outside, our music seems really negative,” Tornow says. “But I’m most happy when we’re playing. The screaming is passion.”
“A lot of hardcore bands get a bad rep, but if you take time to listen, we’re not writing about death,” vocalist Kyle Shelton says. “Our song ‘Paper Towns’ is about my experiences in middle school with peer pressure and drugs, and how I coped with it.”
“We practice in a church,” Tornow notes.
“My parents don’t like it,” guitarist Mitch Carroll confesses.
As for showmanship, Shelton says, “I like to dance and I don’t really mind if I make a fool out of myself as long as I’m having fun.”