Road To Bloodstock 2022 – Party Cannon

It’s that time of year where we set out to interview as many of the Sophie, New Blood, and Jager bands as we can in the lead-up to one of the most anticipated festivals of the year, Bloodstock. Answering our questions here is Party Cannon who play the Sophie stage on the Friday.

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

The now city of Dunfermline in Scotland. Home of Big Country, Andrew Carnegie and a peacock sanctuary.

How long have you been playing together as a band?

We started in 2010 so have now officially been lowering IQs and defending Party Slam for 12 gruelling years.

Where does the name of the band come from?

A party cannon is a big cylindrical party popper that expulses a large volume of confetti. I admire the party cannon so much I chose to honour its creation by forming this band.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

Obnoxious IQ lowering slamming henchness – Party Slam for short. Our music is far from unique, but I would personally describe it as early 2000s style brutal death metal with extra slams and goregrind. If you like Dying Fetus and early Carcass mixed with crushing disappointment then we might be just the band for you.

What’s your live show like? Why are people going to watch you instead of another band?

Our live show is a riot, it has everything you’d want in a brutal death metal gig – beach balls, inflatable whales, pounding Eurodance and instructional push-up pits. I can’t say we’re more worth your time than another band with any authority, but I can guarantee that even if you don’t like slam death metal our live show will supply you with the right nonsense the reptilian part of your brain secretly craves.

Have you played Bloodstock before? If so, when?

This is our second time on the poster but will be our first time playing.

How/when did you find out that you’d be playing the SOPHIE stage?

When we were booked for the 2021 edition of Bloodstock however one of our members got COVID a few days before we were due to play. As soon as the fest was over I emailed Vicky a picture of myself crying into one of my anime body pillows and this moved/haunted her enough to book us for 2022. Then we got added to the GWAR tour around Bloodstock and that is pretty not bad.

What sort of setlist can we expect?

Fans of the band can expect plenty of material from our newest album Volumes of Vomit as well as at least one track from each of our releases. Non-fans of the band can expect various pitches of white noise that occasionally differ in speed.

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

Unfortunately we’re only able to be there for one day so we’ll miss a lot of the lineup, however my top picks would be GWAR, Basement Torture Killings, Crepitation, Cage Fight, Vulgar Dissection, Catalysis, Cast In Tephra, Discharge, Ingested, Killing Joke and Pupil Slicer.

What are you working on at the moment?

Album number 3 is priority at the moment, we have a lot of cool things brewing behind the scenes for that. If you thought the last album was obscene then you haven’t heard anything yet.

What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?

We recently played MetalDays in Slovenia and around 100 people sat down and started rowing unprompted, for some reason.

What drink do you throw back to get yourself fired up before going on stage?

To get myself fired up before going on stage and playing some guttural slamming sickness I throw back 100g of Coco Pops with an oat milk protein shake poured over them. I also try to eat as much salt as possible before a set because I get crippling lat/glute cramps for absolutely no reason. I used to have a few Jäeger-Bovril Bombs before our set but went off them.

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