Mainsail, from Oceanside California brought their A-game and their band-dog-mascot, Bandit, to their Headlining Soma show April 4th, 2018.
With their newest single The Silence streaming around the airwaves of San Diego's 91x radio station, if you're in the San Diego area chances are you've heard it.
The band shares their feelings on the new single by saying, "This song is for anyone who has been kept up at night, that has struggled with mental health, or that has battled depression or suicide. This is us fighting back. This is us breaking the Silence." So many of us have experienced or know someone close to them whom have experienced these sorrowful feelings of depression and despair at some point. This song is sharing the feelings that often can be a hard stigma to understand. The lyrics hit close to home for many, paired with uplifting music that makes one want to rise above the mental hurt, and at least feel not alone in these thoughts we may experience at times.
The soothing skilled vocals of Nick Lanari paired with the bands catchy and feel-good music mastery makes every Mainsail song an enjoyment to the listener. You can't help but have a lifted and happy mood when binging on Mainsail music. Their lyrics are incredibly relatable and nostalgic in their own ways, from their words, their message and to their musical influences.
During their Soma show, their pal Adam Lusk of band The Model Youth hopped up on stage, after The Model Youth's own performance (where they hilariously had Rick-Rolled the crowd). Lusk shared vocals on stage of a song with Mainsail and together they put the RAD in comradery of pop-punk music!!
They paid homage to the bands that have inspired them, and songs that pull on the nostalgic heart strings of many in their crowd, by playing covers such as Yellowcard.
See their FULL INTERVIEW with us below!
Watch their FULL interview to learn more about Mainsail!
Another honorable mention to the night was the rad all girl band FREAKS! who refer to themselves as "5TH DIMENSION GLITTER GARAGE PUNK". They are definitely a rebellious force to be reckon with, emitting don't-give-a-fuck attitude in the most riot-girl way! They DIY all their own march and you can even get your paws on hand-crafted g-strings featuring their logo, if they don't sell out like they did at the Soma show. They will be coming onto the music streaming platforms once they record all their music for the masses. Until then check out the badass splash their making in the local scene. GIRL POWER! See more pics of their show and DIY skills below!