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 / artists for taking the time out to answer our questions!
Simple things first – where are you guys from?
We’re from Bradford, Yorkshire.
How long have you been playing together as a band?
The band has been together for 5 years, but this particular incarnation has been together for 3 years.
Where does the name of the band come from?
We were going back and forth for months with a million names, none of which seemed to really fit right, and Dave saw a black Millennium Falcon made out of Lego and that seemed to just click with us when he suggested it. It’s always the hardest part of putting your band together.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
It’s full of energy, riff-fuelled, distortion driven, harmonic and uplifting. It’s unique because it’s a blend of some serious riffage, smooth grooves, guitar solos, driving bass and gigantic lyrical hooks.
What’s your live show like? Why are people going to watch you instead of another band?
Who wouldn’t want to see five guys go to war with themselves?
Have you been to Bloodstock before? What did you think?
Lee, our drummer has – in fact, he’s played it. He said he loved it and had a really great experience in terms of both the crowd and the great staff there.
When/how did you find out you’d been selected to play at Bloodstock?
We played the Leeds Metal 2 the Masses competition. We made it to the finals but found out that we weren’t playing the New Blood stage… but they announced that 2 bands were going through and that is when things got really interesting. Then when our names got called, all hell broke loose – it was a killer night.
What sort of setlist can we expect?
A loud one! We’ll be playing our new single “One False Move” from our debut album Turn Around and Face the Sun that we recently put out a music video for, as well as some of the songs that we know are often crowd favourites.
Which other band do you most hope you’re not clashing with so you can see them play?
The Wildhearts would be pretty damn ninja to see again, but there doesn’t seem to be many that we’re clashing with that would break our hearts if we didn’t see them.
What are you working on at the moment?
Right now we’re working on playing as many shows as we can and a follow up to Turn Around and Face the Sun – what form that will take, whether it’s an EP or a new album, we don’t know yet – but we are writing and we’re really excited about the material that we’re coming up with at the moment.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
Seeing Devildriver set the world record for the biggest circle pit was pretty insane.
What drink do you throw back to get yourself fired up before going on stage?
Coffee usually does the job.