It’s that time of year again, when in the run-up to Bloodstock we endeavour to interview every band gracing the SOPHIE, New Blood and Jägermeister stages from 8th – 11th August 2019. This means you’ve got a chance to read up on all your favourite bands set to play over the weekend and decide which new ones you’ll want to check out.
As ever, we’re predicting some horrible clashes because, true to form, there are some great bands across all three stages so you should start planning who you want to see.
Our thanks to all the bands for taking the time out to answer our questions!
Daybreaker – Jagermeister Stage, Saturday
Simple things first – where are you guys from?
We’re from the frozen northern shores of Blackpool… Stag night capital of the UK!
How long have you been playing together as a band
We’ve been together since around November 2015, although we’ve changed a few faces since the beginning. We’ve been playing shows since around May 2016 (at our home venue, the Tache Blackpool – Big Love John!!).
Where does the name of the band come from?
A long, long chat over facebook messenger, Mark came up with the idea and we all thought it did the job, as always with these things, the name is the hardest part.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
We’re a kind of blend of metalcore, groove metal and hardcore , definitely something to swing your head to.
What’s your live show like? Why are people going to watch you instead of another band?
We’ve got a lot of energy and some heavy tunes that will awaken the primal urge to throw yourself around in the pit and damage yourself and others.
Have you been to Bloodstock before? What did you think?
A few of us have been to BOA before, it’s got a great atmosphere, definitely one of the best festivals in the UK, also, you’ve never lived until you’ve been bin jousting.
When/how did you find out you’d been selected to play at Bloodstock?
The M2TM judges made the decision to add us on to the show, even though Grand Elder had got the New Blood slot, which we think means we’d put on a good enough show to warrant a spot regardless of the outcome, which we couldn’t be happier with.
We were so unbelievably happy to be announced to play, the stage doesn’t really matter, the fact that we get to play at Bloodstock is amazing, we’d consider setting up in the car park.
What sort of setlist can we expect?
We’re looking at starting off with a bang, something with a lot of groove, and to be fair the onslaught of grooves and breakdowns won’t stop until we’re done. Prepare for a very sore neck.
Which other band do you most hope you’re not clashing with so you can see them play?
Personally (Sam), I’m hoping we’re not going to clash with Soulfly , Rotting Christ, Swallow the Sun and Aborted.
What are you working on at the moment?
We’re working on our follow up to our debut EP, and still consistently writing new material, and it seems like we’re getting progressively heavier with every song… so a lot to look forward to.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
Hard to say to be honest, we mostly try to stay somewhat professional, although Sam and Lynden usually end up on the crowd in the middle of a pit, so fishing them out during a song is normally fun.
What drink do you throw back to get yourself fired up before going on stage?
Sam doesn’t drink anymore, so it’s usually coffee or water (but he misses Jack Daniels a lot!)
Mainly energy drinks and coffee before a performance, as we like to make sure that we can play our best. Afterwards however, all bets are off.