The Slightlys Finneas O’Connell on the Glee of Rock

The amount of talent that came from the show Glee was insane. From Darren Criss to Chris Colfer to the likes of Finneas O’Connell. His interest in music came at around 12-years-old and he believes that helped land his the role Alistair on the show. When he wasn’t acting though, he was playing in bands here and there. Because of that he became friends with other guys in various bands. Then as he said, “As the years pressed on and the tectonic plates shifted, we decided to start a band together. Best decision ever.” Today they’re The Slightlys and they’ve got new music out, shows to play and more to say below. Also, don’t miss them tonight at Club Moscow in LA!

Kendra: With a very pop rock sound, where do you hope to land in terms of scenes; more mainstream or on a Warped Tour bill?

Finneas O’Connell: I think our sound is growing up all the time, just like the four of us. My hope is that we always get to tour and play shows with the artists we love, whoever they may be at the time.

Kendra: Warped would definitely be an adventure, and I noticed you guys are into those. What’s the greatest one you’ve guys had together so far?

Finneas: We played Warped a couple times. Crazy experience full of talented bands. I thought I was gonna die of heatstroke both times.

Kendra: You’ve got a handful of tracks out and about, one of the latest being “Devil in The Details.” When you guys head into create a new track – who’s in charge of what?

Finneas: The first three tracks we have out, “Desperate Measures,” “Warning” and “Go Getter” were all produced by our mutual hero Eric Palmquist who does Bad Suns and Hunny and Thrice. “Devil In The Details” was the first track that I produced myself in my bedroom. We loved working with Eric in the studio and we’d do it again in a heartbeat but we’ve got ideas coming so fast right now that we just want to make our friends and fans happy by putting out as much music as possible.

Kendra: Really quick, I saw there was a little kid dancing at one of your shows and it made me wonder – what artist got you moving when you were wee lads?

Finneas: “Heartless” by Kanye

Kendra: What’s up for the rest of 2016 for you guys?

Finneas: We’re putting out a new song every month this year :) not to give too much away, but our next song is about a drink.

Kendra: Lastly, what are some local up and comers are you guys slightly obsessed with?

Finneas: Night Things, we saw them lose their shit at School Night and we loved it.

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