Palisades’ Lou Miceli Talks Social Media, Connecting with Fans + More – Interview

Story by Anne Erickson

New Jersey’s Palisades is one of the hottest heavy bands on the circuit these days. Following the release of their new, self-titled album in January, the guys hit the road armed with new tunes, their latest tour being with Nothing More. Vocalist Lou Miceli spoke with Anne from Audio Ink Radio at the 2017 Louder than Life festival in Louisville, Kentucky, about the band’s hands-on approach to social media, his early influences and more.

Anne Erickson: The guys of Palisades are really active on social media. How does social media help you connect with fans?

Lou Miceli: Our whole goal on social media is to be as there for our fans as we possibly can. A long time ago, you couldn’t really have that connection with the fans as well as you can today. We don’t take that for granted. The whole reason we’re doing what we’re doing is because of our fans, so we want to make our fans feels special and part of our family.

It’s only us on there, too. A lot of times, we’ll get messages — personal messages — of people going through hard times. That one message or even phone call can save a life sometimes, so that’s what matters to us.

What musician made you want to pursue music growing up?

First of all, my grandmother. My grandma was an opera singer, so she taught me how to sing. When I was little, I used to go and sing Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, and then I met my first friend when I lived in Florida, and he got me into Brand New and Taking Back Sunday and Good Charlotte.

Then, I moved onto Linkin Park. Between Linkin Park and Brand New, those are the two bands that made me want to be in a band. Then I went to my first Warped Tour, and it solidified it to me.

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Publication date: November 17, 2017