Feb 12, 2012

The Design: Raleigh, NC US based indie-rock band (E104)

About: The Design

The Design: Raleigh, NC US based indie\rock band. from E104 of ArenaCast

They are stylish, even more so: THEY ARE STYLISH. This is a stunning mix of Kat`s remarkable vocal and catchy driving tunes, with a stunning live performances. Read their brief interview, listen and follow the extraordinary The Design! If you like what you hear and what you see (and we hope you do), you can listen to and download the album "Young America" on the band's website.

1. How do you see yourself in 5 years? What is your main goal as a band?
We would love to be touring nationally, promoting our 3rd or 4th album. We would love to be on national television.

2. Can you name some peculiarities that define the music scene in your town/country?
There is a very strong americana/folk movement in Raleigh, and it's hard to find our place as a girl-fronted rock band. We're really hoping to bring rock and roll back from the dead.

3. What do you think of episode 104? Which of the other featured songs do you like the most?
I really enjoyed DJ Fritz (the scottish guy). He was very enjoyable and easy to listen to. I really liked the poppy feel of Capkins "Slept Like Lions".

4. Is there a story behind your song Burn?
"Burn" was the last song written for the album. The guys had written a progression and beat that I interpreted as a "call to arms" war song. At the time, I just happened to be reading "The Hunger Games", and was very inspired by the books, specifically "Mockingjay".

5. Please tell us about your video “Burn”. Who was working on it? Who has created the idea and the concept?

We essentially wanted a live video that captured the energy of the band. We did the video in one take with 3 different cameramen. Shannon Griffin directed and edited it. The silly string and crowd-surfing were Kat's ideas.

Listen to: "Burn" in ArenaCast E104
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  1. The Design is such an AWESOME band! When my husband and I saw them perform in Charlotte NC about five years ago. We thought man, they're gonna make it big! So talented and Kat rocks the stage with entertainment that looks so natural for her... We love their style and music! We travel when we can to go see them.

  2. This Band is AMAZING! I have been following them now for several years and each and every time I see them perform it is FRESH and ALIVE! Kat and the Guys are truly sincere and they LOVE their fans! I will be celebrating another Birthday with them this month at a Benefit Show here in our town Raleigh, NC. This new album ROCKS my speakers in the car, at home, and at work! I can't get enough!

  3. Incredible band, phenomenal sound, rockin' vocals. Resurrecting rock and roll as we knew it once.