On The Road With Small Talks

Myrtle Beach band Small Talks will be one of the many awesome acts performing at Charlotte's Vans Warped stop on July 30th . To get yo...


Myrtle Beach band Small Talks will be one of the many awesome acts performing at Charlotte's Vans Warped stop on July 30th. To get you ready for the show, singer Cayley Spivey spoke with us about touring.

Describe your music for our readers who may not be familiar with you.
Our music is very much written to spark emotional release. It has an overall calm tone to it as well as a playful atmosphere while carrying a layer of seriousness inside the lyrics. We genre bend often.

What's the first concert you attended?
The first concert I ever attended was The Cheetah Girls as a birthday present! I ended up enjoying the opening rock band a lot more. Haha.

What's the strangest gig you've played?
We played a house show in Charleston on tour when we were just starting as a band. We had never toured before and the show was booked by me through Facebook messages with strangers in different scenes. We showed up to the house and there was an obscene amount of drugs and alcohol. We played and went to leave immediately only for the cops to shut down the gig entirely during the last band's set anyway. As we were walking back in from loading the amps, someone left $5, cocaine powder, and a library card on our drumset. We kept the $5 and had to wipe the powder off our drumset outside. After rewatching videos of our set from that night, I noticed a few people actually took their clothes off. I didn't even notice because I used to sing with my eyes closed. It was pretty uncomfortable. I don't think I've ever been more shocked.

What's the craziest thing a fan has done at one of your shows?
The craziest thing a fan has done at one of our shows is a wall of death during our saddest and slowest song. In Atlanta, we jokingly said "wall of death" before our song "This Is Not A Love Song." The crowd was so hype they split down the middle and did it almost in slow motion to match the energy of the song. It was hilarious! They've continued that tradition every time we've played Atlanta since.



What's the first thing you look for when you hit a new town?
We love thrifting. My entire band is extremely into it. So if we have extra time, we always check out some thrift stores and pick up clothes from a new city. It's a cool thing to know my closet is just full of tour memories and all the places I've been.

How do you spend your days on the road?
When on the road, we do a lot of talking about the world and social commentary. I think the relationships you develop on tour are incredible because you really get a lot of time while driving to just sit and think. I use alone time to read and write music on my computer or do anything to better myself as a human being. I am very focused on self growth so having this time before shows to teach myself new things is wonderful.

Do you have any pre-show rituals?
I am an introvert and so is my bassist, so oftentimes before shows our rituals are to isolate and try and enter the right head space. Right before we go on we all group up, hype each other a little bit, and then get on stage and give it all we can.

What's some advice you'd give to a band embarking on its first tour?
It's important to have fun and remember how lucky you are to be doing what you're doing. Touring isn't easy, but it's an experience few people get to have. Take it easy on yourself, enjoy the ride. Do not beat yourself up too hard when the road bumps come. You can handle it, love the members of your band and remember to look out for each other. They are your family and all you have on the road.

Final question: You're the opening act of a music festival. You can get any five artists, living or dead, to perform on the bill with you. Which five acts do you choose and what song do you all perform together for the final jam?
Small Talks, The Smiths, Pvris, The 1975, New Order, The Cure. Final song would be "Just Like Heaven" by The Cure.

More Small Talks: Official | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify

COMMENTS

Name

2018 In Review,3,2019 In Review,5,2021 In Review,1,2023 In Review,1,Aberdeen,1,Adam Ant,2,Adnate,1,Albemarle,2,Album Reviews,3,Alex DeLarge,6,Alli Good,1,Alx Dlrg,4,Andrews,3,Animals,30,Apex,1,Archdale,1,Architecture,41,Art/Murals/Statues,156,Asheville,31,Austen Mikulka,1,Automobiles,38,Avon,1,Battleboro,1,Bayside,1,Bear Creek,1,Beaufort,1,beer,11,Bella DiStefano,8,Belmont,2,Ben Folds,1,Best Of NC 2019,19,Best Of NC 2020,20,Best Of NC 2021,2,Best of NC 2022,2,Best Of SC 2019,1,Bicycle Face,1,Big Mouths,11,Bigfoot,3,Bishopville,5,Blacksburg,2,Blackville,1,Bladenboro,1,Blog,72,Blue October,1,Blue Sky,2,Bob Duato,6,Bolton,2,Bowman,1,Brandon Owen,1,Brevard,1,Brian Davis,2,Bryson City,3,Burger,15,Burger Bracket,14,Burlington,5,Bynum,1,Caitlin Russ,10,Cameron,1,Car Parts Sculpture,19,Carolina Beach,1,Carolina Music Fridays,9,Carolina Panthers,1,Carrboro,1,Carthage,1,Cary,1,Chapel Hill,8,Charleston,7,Charlotte,26,Cheerwine,1,Cherokee,12,Chocowinity,2,City Guide,1,Collettsville,1,Columbia,7,Concert Review,188,Concert Reviews,21,Concord,1,Contests,2,Conway,3,Cordova,1,Cullowhee,1,DAAS,2,David Ellis,1,Davidson,1,Denver,1,Diet Cig,1,Dinosaurs,9,Douglas Panzone,1,Doyle,1,Drat The Luck,1,Drew Drain,1,Durham,10,Dustin Spagnola,3,Eden,1,edih17,3,Edneyville,2,Ellerbe,1,Fayetteville,4,Ferguson,1,Festivals,6,Fiberglass Creations,10,Filming Locations,10,Flat Duo Jets,1,Florence,3,Food & Drink,20,Frisco,1,Gaffney,2,Georgetown,1,Giant,1,Giants/Big Things,81,Gibsonville,1,Glam Skanks,2,Goldsboro,2,Graham,1,Gravesites,22,Greensboro,39,Greenville,2,Gus Cutty,7,Hamer,3,Hamlet,1,Hampstead,2,Hardeeville,1,Hartsville,1,Hatteras,1,Haw River,1,Heavy Rebel Weekender,2,Henderson,2,Hendersonville,7,High Point,10,Hillsborough,4,Hoodie Allen,1,Hope Mills,1,Howard Jones,1,Hudson,1,Huntersville,1,Ian Bredice,1,Ian Brownlee,1,Ian Wilkinson,1,In Memoriam,46,Interviews,37,Jacksonville,2,Jamestown,4,Jeff Beck,1,JEKS,5,Jerkface,1,Jerms,1,Jerry Friend,6,Jessica Oddono,1,Jim MacKenzie,13,Johns Island,1,Jonathan Cohen,2,Kannapolis,1,Ked Woodley,1,Kendall Doub,1,Kendrick Lamar,1,Kernersville,1,Kill Devil Hills,1,King,2,Kitty Hawk,1,Knightdale,1,Lady Huns,2,Laurel Springs,1,Laurinburg,1,Lenoir,2,Lexington,1,Little River,1,Littleton,2,Lizard Lick,2,Loris,1,Lucama,2,Lumberton,1,Mac Sabbath,1,Madison,1,Maggie Valley,2,Maiden,1,Maps,3,Marion,2,Mark Dolejs,26,Marshall,1,Maui Cabral,4,Mayberry,4,McClellanville,1,Mebane,2,Megan Kelly,3,Meres One,1,Mermania,2,Meta,2,Metal Flake Mother,1,Milk Carton,6,Miniatures/Little Things,5,Missio,1,Mitch Cook,2,Mixtapes,2,Mocksville,2,Moncure,1,Moogfest,2,Mooresville,1,Morganton,2,Morrisville,1,Motels/Hotels,15,Mount Airy,14,Mount Pleasant,4,Mount Ulla,1,Muffler Men,13,Murals,61,Murphy,7,Murrells Inet,8,Music,267,Myrtle Beach,23,Nags Head,3,Nathan Nordstrom,1,New Bern,3,New Found Glory,1,North Carolina,398,North Myrtle Beach,11,Old Fort,1,On The Road With,26,Paranormal/Supernatural,43,Patch Whisky,6,Pawleys Island,1,Pelion,1,Peter Parpan,1,Philip Morris,1,Pigeon Forge,4,Pikeville,1,Pittsboro,1,Pixie Hocker,27,Podcast,3,Point Pleasant,1,Poplar Branch,1,Post Malone,1,Press,1,Project2020,1,Prospect Hill,1,Providence,1,Raleigh,17,Ranked!,4,Reidsville,3,Religion,1,Reretail Therapy,1,Retail Therapy,1,Reviews,4,Richfield,1,Richmond,2,Ridgeway,1,Road Eats,9,Road Trip Mixtapes,8,Roanoke Rapids,1,Rob Fogle,1,Robbinsville,3,Rockingham,1,Rocky Mount,5,Rodanthe,1,Rose Hill,1,Rougemont,2,Roxboro,1,Salisbury,5,Sanford,2,Scott Nurkin,1,Seeking Myrtle Beach's Grand Strange,10,Sergio Odeith,2,Sex Police,1,Shallotte,1,Sharks,22,Sheepman,1,Shelby,1,Sightings,557,Signage,78,Siobhan Shene,1,Smithfield,2,Sneads Ferry,2,Snow Camp,1,South Carolina,102,Southern Pines,1,Spencer Mountain,2,Star,1,Statesville,2,Steve Halaszi,1,Stokesdale,2,Strange Carolinas Must-See Attraction,5,Strange Tennessee,8,Strange Virginia,2,Strange West Virginia,12,Summerville,1,Supply,1,Surf City,1,Surfside Beach,1,Sylva,3,taco,12,tacos,12,Tennessee,8,The Art Of Chase,3,The Darkness,1,The Fabulous Knobs,1,They Might Be Giants,1,Thomasville,2,Tryon,1,Uncategorized,20,Valdese,1,Vans Warped Tour,7,Videos,4,Virginia,2,Walterboro,1,Wayback Wednesdays,4,Weeekend Road Trip Mixtapes,2,West Columbia,3,West Jefferson,1,West Virginia,12,Whirligigs,2,Whitsett,1,Whittier,5,Wilkesboro,1,Wilmington,10,Wilson,8,Winnsboro,3,Winston-Salem,12,Wrightsville Beach,1,Yogi Bear,3,York,1,Zebulon,2,
ltr
item
Strange Carolinas: The Travelogue Of The Offbeat: On The Road With Small Talks
On The Road With Small Talks
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgLbGNe56M0YB09pqjsRzGf5STLad8Ykz-hoB9Y0Fv857-qy_pNqUPxVWgj9Bi05gsKbY1c_cJyce07xTW4RfGpQDhCj9f9SJoL78wiQPQrDFG7HsF_rgY5_PmsjH6U_AIswbhiAXTGkKk/s1600/cayley+%25281+of+1%2529-13.jpg
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEgLbGNe56M0YB09pqjsRzGf5STLad8Ykz-hoB9Y0Fv857-qy_pNqUPxVWgj9Bi05gsKbY1c_cJyce07xTW4RfGpQDhCj9f9SJoL78wiQPQrDFG7HsF_rgY5_PmsjH6U_AIswbhiAXTGkKk/s72-c/cayley+%25281+of+1%2529-13.jpg
Strange Carolinas: The Travelogue Of The Offbeat
https://www.strangecarolinas.com/2018/07/on-road-with-small-talks.html
https://www.strangecarolinas.com/
https://www.strangecarolinas.com/
https://www.strangecarolinas.com/2018/07/on-road-with-small-talks.html
true
2361839506313789098
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content