If you are a fan of Of Mice & Men, Shaman’s Harvest, I Prevail, Sevendust, or Gemini Syndrome, you absolutely have to check out State of Mine. It’s not too often we come across a band that we can’t help but gush over. State of Mine is absolutely one of these bands. From the minute I hit play on track one “Curtain Call” I was hooked. They do an amazing cover of Katy Perry’s “Rise” that you have to hear. “Undertow” is a great, softer, ballad. “Stones” just grabs your attention from the very beginning. If you’re not banging your head on that one there is something wrong with you. The EP ends with a song called “Broke By Monday”, which has a southern rock feel to it and is absolutely the anthem of many people. It is a super fun and kick ass song. I could go on and on about this EP, but you are just going to have to check it out for yourself. In a super tough business it takes something truly special to make it. I hole-heartedly believe State of Mine has that something special and I can’t wait to see and hear more from these guys.
Hailing from Laingsburg, Michigan, State of Mine is a metal band consisting of Vocalist Steven Jodway, Bassist Corey Smith, Drummer Mike Martin, Rhythm Guitarist Matt Martin, and Lead Guitarist Shawn Willett. Organized in 2010, the band hit the local music scene running, playing as support for multiple national acts such as: Black Label Society, Adelitas Way, Saliva, Powerman 5000, Flaw, Otherwise, Soil, 3 Years Hollow, just to name a few.
In 2014 they released their debut, self-titled EP recorded and produced by BJ Perry at Wall of Sound Studio (I Prevail, UFC, INK MASTER, NFL, NCAA), in Memphis, Michigan. After performing for a year, the band decided to go back in studio with a new sound and direction, specifically targeting radio listeners. The new EP, produced by BJ Perry again, went above and beyond expectations, and will guarantee to keep the listener hooked, with huge vocal harmonies, crunchy guitars, powerful bass, and pounding drums. They look to continue on their path toward touring and performing for a national audience.
Check out their video for Curtain Call: