Reactions is not the typical rock band you might expect to find in Tempe AZ. Comprised of a diverse array of musical backgrounds; the band is made up of “secret” members, all hailing from previously well known independent projects. Constructed of driving rhythms, catchy hooks and hard hitting breakdowns, Reactions has created a new blend of Rock and Post Hardcore that is sure to turn heads.
Reactions was founded on a question... “Music is something you hear right?” In an era consumed by an obsession with appearance, the concept of “hearing” might as well be non-existent. Reactions launched the faceless movement soon after the band was formed. The idea is to promote selfexpression and encourage listeners to take pride in being different.
By covering their faces; band members Joseph Cook, Otis Loken, Tony Azevedo, and Kane Cooper give up the individualized attention typically desired by musicians. The act is done in an attempt to create a community of people brought together not by a shared interest in the latest trend; but by the love for music.
Reactions was formed from the ashes of Arizona pop-rock band Sound The City, Minnesota Hardcore band Of Salt & Swine, and Arizona rock band RadioDriveBy; triggering a profound change in musical direction. The band’s debut EP, Under My Skin— produced by Dan Parker (A Change of Pace, The Summer Set, Hello Hollywood) — exhibits listener-friendly rock ‘n’ roll, infectiously laced pop, mixed with the hard hitting components of Post-Hardcore. Composed of five memorable tracks, the album is a mere preview of what’s to come from Reactions.