Today we’d like to introduce you to Andrey Vasilchenko from Without The Accent.
Hi Andrey, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
Cesar and I has started the band back in February 2017. That’s when we put our first song The World is Ours out just to showcase our sound and give a little introduction to our band. But at the time we weren’t planning on playing any shows until we get the full lineup together.
I met Max in September of the same year at the local show, and after hours of conversations about music, he invited me over to jam. Over the next few weeks, we spent our jam sessions, covering our favorite bands such as A Day To Remember, Bullet For My Valentine, and Bring Me The Horizon.
Everything started falling in place and we started demoing the songs that would eventually become our first EP So What’s Your Story.
We played our first show in February 2018 and for the next 5 years, despite the pandemic and the lineup changes, we pretty much just stayed busy, playing anywhere we can around Baltimore/DC area, releasing our first EP “So What’s Your Story” followed by our 2 most recent singles “Pulling Through” and “Another Story.”
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It’s never a smooth road for any band. Anyone hits a few obstacles here and there. I think for us, the biggest one, that most people can agree with is when COVID-19 struck. It took the live shows away, something we’ve consistently kept doing prior to that.
Another thing that’s kind of a struggle is just us dealing with our own daily lives. Managing school, work, this band, and our own personal lives can get exhausting, but we all love each other and love what we do together, so we always try to pull through whatever life throws at us. And I guess just balancing the types of crowds and shows we play.
We’re a pretty diverse band, that throws multiple genres/influences into our music, and it’s no secret that sometimes we can be too heavy for pop-punk listeners, but too soft for metalcore/hardcore listeners. But at the same time, it’s nice that we can be welcomed in either of those scenes.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Like I mentioned earlier we’re a very diverse band.
We play pop-punk, metalcore, hardcore, and nu-metal. God knows what else we’re gonna throw in our already existing blend. But that’s what makes our music more exciting The fact that each of us brings our own different influences to the mix for us to blend together is exciting.
Another thing is our live shows. We are who we are on stage and we wanna show people the crazy energy that comes out of us and our music. It’s raw, it’s passionate, it’s honest, and it’s something that people can relate
Alright, so to wrap up, is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
Support your local scene, and keep coming to the shows. Let’s keep the music alive
- Website: https://withouttheaccent.bandcamp.com/
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Brendan McGlathery, Anthony Vito, Cosentino, Brandon Smith, Ian Bell, Cesar Carabantes, and Andrew Hall