Friday, October 20, 2017
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The Moshville Times

Pre-Bloodstock interview: Bigfoot

Bigfoot logo 192Due to the huge number of bands playing at Bloodstock this year, and the fact that our two roving reporters will actually want to watch some of them, we’re doing a little round of pre-festival interviews this year. We’re focussing on the bands playing the Jagermeister and Hobgoblin New Blood Stages so they get a chance to convince you to go and watch them. Remember, these guys and gals are the future of our musical world!

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

We’re from Wigan near Manchester, UK.

How did you meet?

We all met from playing in different bands on the local scene which all crossed paths at some point and it just happened that we were all free when it came to forming this band.

How long have you been playing together as a band?

Around 18 months, we formed around March 2014.

Where does the name of the band come from?

Well 4 of us in the band have massive feet so when the name came up it sounded good and we just went for it.

What are your influences – individually or as a band?

As a band our influences come from all over the place. There’s the obvious ones like Guns N Roses, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath but we’re all massive Extreme fans and we take a lot of influence from bands like The Eagles, Toto and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

Although we’re a hard rock band with a lot of sounds from 70s and 80s rock we like to think that we have our own distinct sound with our influences ranging from Pantera to The Eagles and everything in in-between.

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

Our live show is really energetic and in your face and we like to think that we’re a band that you can enjoy watching both visually and audibly. We’ve played around 70 shows since our first gig in May 2014 and so things are always changing in the set with being such a new band.

When/how did you find out you’d been selected to play at Bloodstock?

We were part of the Metal to the Masses competition and in the final we were booked to play the Jaggermeister stage which actually seemed like a more appropriate stage for us as the bands seem more towards our genre on that particular stage.

What sort of setlist can we expect?

We have a half an hour set and pretty long songs so we’ll just be blasting out our hardest hitting tracks to cut straight to the point. Most of that set will most likely consist of our full debut 4 track EP that we released at the beginning of the year.

Which main stage band do you most hope you’re not clashing with so you can see them play?

There’s so many bands that we’re looking forward to, but we’re probably most excited about seeing Rob Zombie!

What are you working on at the moment?

We’re in and out of the studio between everything else we’re doing working on our 2nd EP which will hopefully be available at the end of the year. Other than that we’re just gigging as much as we can and getting the word out best we can.

What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done on tour?

Tom went into a field when we were playing in Greece and jumped on the back of a donkey singing “Wanted Dead or Alive” By Bon Jovi, that was pretty surreal.

What advice would you give to a young band just starting out today?

Work hard and don’t settle until you’re happy. Don’t stop until everything is how you imagined it in your head.

 

Bigfoot play the Jagermeister Stage on the Sunday.

Bigfoot: official | facebook | youtube

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