WHAT?! I have to go through and change that on Wiki every few months. You are correct in that we are not a christian band. We started as a rock band, and signing to a label with other christian bands on it does not make us a christian band. It is so important to us to be out in culture, impacting it, instead of hiding where it’s safe or comfortable. Playing churches is easy – they treat you well, pay you more, and there’s usually a guaranteed crowd. But we know where we belong – in the dirty pubs and the run down venues in the middle of nowhere, because that’s where we’ll be able to do the most damage, so to speak.
I’ve been dying it fun colors since I was about 12, and I’m pretty hooked on it. A lot of people ask me if it’s real, and I always find it funny that they think I could actually pull off head banging on stage in a wig! I love to experiment with different color variations and techniques, and I probably screw it up almost every time I dye it. The main “mishaps” that come to mind all involve getting bleach or dye on other people’s bathroom walls/floors/towels/shower curtains, but it’s nothing that some hardcore scrubbing and Clorox can’t fix.
Over the summer, I began sewing tutus for our female fans at music festivals. It took off and I recently launched a shop online, at customcatastrophes.etsy.com, which I am so excited about. It’s starting small and I’m slowly adding more and more pieces, as I get more comfortable sewing for people besides myself. I am in the process of adding guys stuff as well, and I’m very stoked about that.
Don’t lie, they’re awesome, right? You can purchase their CD on Amazon!!! Go get it!!! For those of you who want to let your inner rock star come out to play, visit Ariel’s awesome shop on Etsy at customcatastrophes.etsy.com . For more Ariel, you can also follow her on twitter by searching for ArielForHire and while you’re at it, like up Icon For Hire on Facebook as well!