Interviews

INTERVIEW: Dinosaur Pile-Up @ Sound Control, Manchester (03/03/2011)

Date: March 3rd, 2011
Venue: Sound Control, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Stream: YouTube

Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/dinosaurpileup

On a rotating headline bill of the first ever Rock Sound Exposure Tour, Leeds trio Dinosaur Pile-Up are recently making a name for themselves in the alternative rock scene, especially since the release of their debut full-length ‘Growing Pains’ in October last year. We went and sat with the boys at the Manchester date of the tour, and found out the origins of the band name, how they got onto the tour, and how they feel about their constant comparisons to Nirvana and Dave Grohl:

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INTERVIEW: Don Broco @ The Roadhouse, Manchester (21/02/2011)

Date: February 21st, 2011
Venue: The Roadhouse, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Stream: YouTube

Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/donbroco

It’s not very often that a band can release their very first EP and then go on to a successful headline tour a few mere weeks upon its release. Bedford’s own Don Broco however are one of the few exceptions with the release of their ‘Big Fat Smile’ EP, so we decided to have a chat with them about the release, how the music video shoots were to promote the EP, and a small mention about vocalist Rob Damiani‘s recently revelead romance with Kelly Osbourne:

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INTERVIEW: Dreams & Empires (15/02/2011)

Making music that doesn’t stick to the conventional verse/chorus/verse structure is much harder than some may think, and incorporating a range of different sounds and various genres into the mix also makes for a hard to construct flurry. Those however who do manage to pull it off are rewarded with great results, and Glasgow-based Dreams & Empires are one of such bands, and whose self-titled 3-track EP is not only one conveying artistry, but is also available online completely free and legally too. We decided to get in touch with the boys for a little chat about how things are going so far since the EP release in December:

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INTERVIEW: I See Stars @ Academy 3, Manchester (11/02/2011)

Date: February 11th, 2011
Venue: Academy 3, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Stream: YouTube

Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/iseestars

February 2011 brings the first visit to the UK from I See Stars, supporting pop-punk quartet We The Kings. With their second full-length album ‘The End Of The World Party’ also on the way in a few short weeks afterwards, we caught up with vocalist Devin Oliver to talk about the record, how it’s a step-up from debut ‘3-D’, and what kind of party he’d throw if the end of the world was upon us:

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INTERVIEW: Devil Sold His Soul @ The Roadhouse, Manchester (05/02/2011)

Date: February 5th, 2011
Venue: The Roadhouse, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Stream: YouTube

Website: www.devilsoldhissoul.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/devilsoldhissoul

Onto their first UK headline tour of 2011 aswell as the first UK headline tour to promote their latest record, ‘Blessed & Cursed’, Devil Sold His Soul are finally starting to build a bit of momentum with the release and make great efforts to get their name heard. We decided to catch up with them on the Manchester date of the tour, and see what’s happened since their last UK with Architects in Winter, the lowdown on bassist Iain Trotter‘s leaving, and what they hope the year has in store for them:

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INTERVIEW: Pierce The Veil @ O2 Apollo, Manchester (30/01/2011)

Date: January 30th, 2011
Venue: O2 Apollo, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Stream: YouTube

Website: www.piercetheveil.net
MySpace: www.myspace.com/piercetheveil

It’s been four years since Pierce The Veil last headed over to the UK, in support of The Blackout in Manchester’s relatively small venue, Academy 3. Now returning in support of A Day To Remember, the band are performing in a venue more than 5 times bigger than their last visit here. We decided to catch up with them whilst we could, and talked about their new album ‘Selfish Machines’, the meaning behind the title, their video shoot for ‘Caraphernelia’, and what they have planned for 2011:

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INTERVIEW: Asking Alexandria @ Club Academy, Manchester (13/12/2010)

Date: December 13th, 2010
Venue: Club Academy, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Stream: YouTube

Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/askingalexandria

Over a year on from the release of their debut record ‘Stand Up And Scream’, York-grown post-hardcore sextet Asking Alexandria have only just managed to set out on their first ever UK headline tour, odd for a band of their size hailing from Britain. With a new EP, remix album and full-length record just around the corner, we sat down and had a chat with bassist Sam Bettley about the upcoming releases, their upcoming music video for ‘A Prophecy’, and their schedule for 2011:

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INTERVIEW: Emarosa @ Club Academy, Manchester (08/12/2010)

Date: December 8th, 2010
Venue: Club Academy, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Stream: YouTube

Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/emarosa

Moving from a more progressive and ambient style of their debut ‘Relativity’ to something much simpler and straight to the point with their eponymous album this year, Kentucky’s Emarosa are quickly growing to be one of the most respected and appreciated post-hardcore/alternative rock acts around today. With 2010 bringing the 6-piece such great attention and a mass increase in fans, DEAD PRESS! decided to catch up with the group and talked about their current December UK tour, updates on forthcoming b-sides and guest appearances, and whether or not they’re going to be releasing a music video in the near future…

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INTERVIEW: Suicide Silence @ Academy 2, Manchester (28/11/2010)

Date: November 28th, 2010
Venue: Academy 2, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Stream: YouTube

Website: www.suicidesilence.net
MySpace: www.myspace.com/suicidesilence

Growing and growing as one of the most popular modern deathcore bands around to day, Suicide Silence are slowly but surely making a mark on the UK as strong as the one at their home in the US. With their promotion of second album ‘No Time To Bleed’ coming to an end, we decided to have a little talk to vocalist Mitch Lucker about appearing on the Saw VI soundtrack, the differences of playing in the US and the UK, progress on their third record, and his huge dislike for their ‘Disengage’ music video and its director…

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INTERVIEW: Pulled Apart By Horses @ The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent (26/11/2010)

Date: November 26th, 2010
Venue: The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Stream: YouTube

Website: www.pulledapartbyhorses.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/pulledapartbyhorses

Following what’s been a pretty great year for Leeds 4-piece Pulled Apart By Horses, the band are closing it all off with one last headline stint across the UK. We at DEAD PRESS! thought we’d catch up with the boys at their first ever show in Stoke at The Sugarmill, and talked about their debut album, their favourite music video they’ve shot so far, what it was like for them to support the likes of Glassjaw and Muse, and their working towards a new concept album about water:

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