Still Eighteen is Hungry For More in 'Carnivore'
A Canadian rock band in the name of Still Eighteen is getting the right attention from numerous auditors. If you think this is another teen band, think again. Don’t let the name fool you. Though the three members composed of Karen, Joey and Samantha are well matured and over their teeneage years, they are as young artistically, and hungry for more. Their latest single, ‘Carnivore’ shows just how right we are in this statement.
You must tune into ‘Carnivore’ to discover the fiery vocals of Joey (lead singer/guitarist) and Samantha (vocalist/ bassist) plus the catchy and hard-hitting drumming of Karen (vocalist/drummer). ‘‘Carnivore” falls firmly in line with Still Eighteen’s signature hard-hitting style following their debut EP Bullets to Dust’s focus on themes like war, greed, and environmental degradation.
Co-written by Joey and Samantha, and inspired by today’s arguably overly materialistic society, a listen through “Carnivore” reveals a driving alt. rock song that satirically depicts a man’s insatiable greed with no regard for the consequences.
Still Eighteen - whose members are based in Toronto and the Dominican Repulic - is a particular band when it comes to its members. We’ve seen bands composed of childhood friends, brothers and sisters. However when you have a father, a mother and a daughter tearing the house down like Still Eighteen does, it’s quite the sight to see (taking nothing away from other rock bands). Joey and Karen can be very proud of themselves as they’ve worked extremely hard to be where they’re at with their family and forming this amazing band.
‘‘Music has been my dream since I was four years old, and I have been following the ups and downs of it ever since,” says Joey. “But now, music has a new significance for me… I remember seeing Mick Jagger on TV in his studio, singing with his daughter, and I thought: ‘I want to do that…. I want to be in a band with my daughter.’’ Karen feels the same way. “Having the opportunity to be in this band with my best friends in the world — Joey and Samantha — is a dream.” ‘‘When I was younger, I never really fit in with kids my age,” Samantha muses. “I went to an International school for the first seven years of living in the Dominican Republic, and I was bullied a lot. At 13, I had to wear a back brace every day to school for my scoliosis, and the bullying got to the point where I decided to switch to online education. This proved to be a blessing in disguise, as it gave me the time to write music and hone my craft.’’
Look out for more amazing music from Still Eighteen!