California band Treble Down have honed a lively brand of hard rock that you can’t help but shout along to at the top of your lungs.
The band sent us the feisty sounding Keep My Name Out Your Mouth, which comes from their debut EP Metamorphosis, which was released in January.
The track opens up with a delicious little repeating riff, which continues under lively drums under frontwoman Melissa Salas’ feisty vocals. The vocals pick up pace as they build into a big chorus of “Keep my name out your mouth, Ain’t no amount of money gonna save you now, Keep my name out your mouth, Ain’t nothing you can do gonna break me down.”
Another lively verse opens up with the line “Well I have heard this all before, You can leave your bullshit at the door, You must have lost your mind I’m sure, ‘Cause I ain’t your fool and I ain’t your whore,” before building up to an extended version of the chorus. A fun little heavy blitz of guitars gives way to a final blast of the chorus.
We had a chat with the band to find out more about them. Read on below…
GR: Who are Treble Down?
TD: “Treble Down is a 4 piece rock band coming out of Menifee California. The band started as a result of lead singer Melissa Salas and brother Tyler Anderson, lead guitarist, writing songs and melodies together as a way to share their creativity with each other.
“A fun hobby quickly turned into an intense passion and shortly thereafter, friends Nathan Ballard, drums and Johnny Gundry, bass quickly joined in. Once we all got together our music took on a whole new energy and the momentum was powerful.”
GR: You released Keep My Name Out Your Mouth, tell us more!
TD: “Keep my name out your mouth, lyrics by Melissa Salas, is a loud, in your face rock anthem for all of us who have been made to play the fool. Society as a whole expects us to be good little boys and girls and be the bigger person, turn the other cheek etc.
This song with these lyrics is a way to stand proud and say no more! We are tired of your bullshit, and this time you will hear me.”
GR: What should people be expecting from the Treble Down sound?
TD: “Our sound has heavy influences of punk, blues and of course rock. We love energy and soul, but mostly we just like to make music that we ourselves would love to listen and rock out to.
Most of our music has a theme of defiance. After all, isn’t that what rock and roll is all about? Our lives and our own personal demons is what influences us to write. Being able to connect with strangers and say, we see you and we’ve been there is one of the most incredible feelings a human being can experience.
GR: Which bands/musicians are/have been your biggest influences?
TD: “Our influences include Son House, Misfits, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, Etta James, Lou Reed, Fleetwood Mac etc etc.
GR: “Anything else you’d like people to know about Treble Down?
TD: “In this day and age it is getting harder and harder to get rock music played and heard, but we will never stop playing and creating rock that embodies chaos and strength as well as the ability to let it all out. Thank you so much for your time and consideration. It is greatly appreciated!”