Battle of the Bands 2018 Q&A: Sneakthief

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor
[Photo by Joe Medlen]
Q&A with Daniel Palmer (vocals and guitar), Nolan Quigley (bass and guitar) and Joe Fradette (drums) of Sneakthief.

How would you describe your musical style?

Daniel: It’s hard to get into musical style for us because I don’t really feel like we fit into any specific styles. I would call our genre acoustic punk rock, even though we don’t fit that all the time.

Nolan: Acoustic pop punk.

Joe: Half-acoustic, half-electric punk rock. 

Who and what are some of your biggest musical influences?

Daniel: I’m really into folk punk but don’t really want to make it. I like to take the honesty and real-world ideas that folk punk uses and put them to a more rocky vibe. My most favorite bands are The Front Bottoms, Young The Giant, Hall & Oates and Diet Cig.

Nolan: Classic punk bands like Blink-182. I’m a huge fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Joe: Panic! at the Disco, Vinyl Theatre, and also for the heavier stuff, I like Relient K and Rise Against.

How long have you been performing together?

Daniel: We’ve been playing together as a band since March of this year. Nolan and I have been playing a few months longer than that. We had been putting some of my original songs together, and then I remembered that Joe was a drummer. I asked him to come jam [to] see if it would be something he wanted to do, and he agreed. We’ve been playing since!

What sets you apart from other bands?

Daniel: I think we have some really catchy and fun original songs. Not to say other bands don’t – I just think where other bands rely on covers and really good musicianship, we make up for in catchy tunes and having fun.

Nolan: All of us are really tall.

Joe: We don’t follow standard song structure and progressions. We don’t go verse, chorus, verse, chorus, verse, chorus. 

Where can we find you online?

You can find us online on Facebook or Instagram.

Catch Sneakthief’s performance at ACRN’s Battle of the Bands, Friday, Nov. 16 at the Union. 

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