Interview – Jordan Griffin – Them Evils: Jordan Shares New Track, “Burner” and A New Change Of Pace Signature Sound
Them Evils signature sound of “Classic Rock, Modern Roll” combined with their high energy, dynamic live shows have seen the band rumbling across festival stages such as ShipRocked, Welcome To Rockville, Rock On The Range and Carolina Rebellion. They’ve also played at over 100 clubs and venues across the nation. The hard work they’ve put into their career has elevated the trio to supporting slots with Zakk Sabbath, The Pretty Reckless, Alter Bridge, Pop Evil, Of Mice and Men, The Black Moods, and He is Legend, among others. The Southern California-based group are firing on all cylinders with the release of new single “Burner”.
“This song is an absolute “Burner”! From the fast-paced up-tempo drum intro followed by the catchy driving guitar riff, it’s a Rock Anthem that keeps your head moving. We experimented with vocal harmonies on the verse and a lot of backing vocal layers, which is a texture we haven’t really applied to previous songs”
Jordan Griffin, Leadman, Them Evils
The track is a step in the right direction for the band, who have grown and kept things fresh with each release. It’s Them Evils most melodic song to date and it captures the essence of who they really are, with producer Jim Kaufman (Danny Worsnop, Dee Snider, The Black Moods) once again recording the band at his Santa Monica, California based studio.
The band has been releasing recordings since 2016 with 5 singles and the critically acclaimed 2018 EP “Rollin’ Stoned and Livin’ Free”. Multiple tracks have made it onto some of the biggest playlists in the Rock world including Spotify ”Rock Hard”, Apple Music “Breaking Hard Rock”, Amazon Music – “Breakthrough Rock” and Pandora “New Rock Now” that have helped the band accumulate more than 3.5 million streams of its music. Them Evils have received positive press from Loudwire, Alternative Press, Kerrang, HEAVY, and more.
We caught up and got to sit down with Leadman Jordan Griffin and here is how it went:
Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): Hi Jordan, We spoke back during COVID, How are you?
Jordan Griffin (Them Evils): Oh Yeah! In Corpus? Yeah I remember because that was when, “Where You Gonna Crash Tonight” had came out!
Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): So how’s it going? Got this brand new song and sound? How’d that come about for you guys?
Jordan Griffin (Them Evils): I love it! I love it! Well our buddy Aaron came over that we wrote songs with and he says, “I think you guys need an upbeat song” (since “Where You Gonna Crash Tonight” did so well) So we put this double bass Motorhead sound and feel to it. We did some lyric changes and some vocal changes, and it came about pretty easily, we wrote the whole song together, it was really organic and came together in a couple hours
Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): Man! You know I’m loving hearing stuff like that from bands about organic studio time and how things come together so easily with songwriting and production. I love that for you guys!
Jordan Griffin (Them Evils): That’s one of the weirdest things about music, like, I have multiple songs I’ve been working on for months, I just can’t finish them or they’re just not where I want and there are other songs you can just write in 2 hours
Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): What’s it looking like for the next single?
Jordan Griffin (Them Evils): We have a few things working at the moment we just don’t know which we are gonna release at this time, maybe some shows. We do have some things mix and mastered, and we are coming up with the concept, music videos l, release dates and such, there is just alot to take in consideration
Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): I always tell every artists this: Come to Corpus!
Jordan Griffin (Them Evils): Ha right! Let’s do it!
Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): To me it kinda has a Rev Theory type of sound, which definitely isn’t bad at all, I know it’s just a change of pace for you guys, and it’s interesting to hear what you guys are working on.
Jordan Griffin (Them Evils): We went in with a mission, so we just stuck with it, and I think it came out well and received by the masses
Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): So I hear Dave Grohl gave you beer? I’d be interested in hearing that
Jordan Griffin (Them Evils): So we were touring where Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age we’re doing a festival, we were on tour with the band The Wild, the singer got the case of beer, and came back and said, “Dude! Dave Grohl gave us all the beer” and “I’m like I’m always gonna remember this!” When the gods of music helped you out, ‘like these are touring musicians they need some beer” and you’ll always remember it.
Toney Emmons (New Transcendence): I’m glad you’re getting to share the stage with so awesome people and bands, I’ve been doing this for 8 years and there is nothing but great stories, and that’s how it goes! It’s good, it was great talking to you, anything you’d like to say to the fans?
Jordan Griffin (Them Evils): Yeah! Just continue to listen, shout-out to Tyler Burgess for our awesome new, “Burner” T-shirt design, we got some cool shows coming, Check out ThemEvils.com for some cool content and keep rock and roll alive!
“Outlaws stay ready, party ‘til they come and get me… I’m burning away”