Interviews

INTERVIEW: Lower Than Atlantis @ The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent (26/09/2010)

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

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Stream: YouTube

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

On a co-headlining tour across the UK with TRC, Watford’s Lower Than Atlantis have had a busy year following the release of their album ‘Far Q’ back in March. From their debut ‘Bretton’ the band have taken on a more accessible hardcore punk sound which has worked well in their favour, and the band are already working on the next record to follow. We caught up with frontman Mike Duce before their set at The Sugarmill in Stoke and talked about the forthcoming record, how’re they’re feeling about tours to follow, and sticking things up his bum…

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INTERVIEW: Just Surrender @ Academy 3, Manchester (21/09/2010)

Date: September 21st, 2010
Venue: Academy 3, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Stream: YouTube

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

With record label shifts with their latest record ‘Phoenix’ and not long releasing it in the UK via LAB Records, New York’s Just Surrender went on a tour with Framing Hanley as their main support as they headlined a string of shows. Sadly the album leaked a few months before Just Surrender were able to release it officially, so we went and asked them how they felt about finding out about the leak, their whole stance and opinion on illegal downloading and file sharing today, and why they decided to go about writing a darker album than they usually tend to…

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INTERVIEW: Framing Hanley @ Academy 3, Manchester (21/09/2010)

Date: September 21st, 2010
Venue: Academy 3, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Stream: YouTube

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

On their first ever headlining tour of the UK, rising American alt rockers Framing Hanley have managed to sell out a string of their dates, some of which (including the Manchester date) having already having a venue upgrade due to popular demand. DEAD PRESS! went to have a chat with vocalist Kenneth Nixon and guitarist Ryan Belcher to talk about their first visit to British shores, their popular cover of Lil’ Wayne‘s single ‘Lollipop’, and how they feel about being added onto the 2011 Kerrang! Relentless tour in February…

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INTERVIEW: Martyr Defiled @ The Underground, Stoke-on-Trent (17/09/2010)

Date: September 17th, 2010
Venue: The Underground, Stoke-on-Trent
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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

With their debut album ‘Collusion’ being released in just over a week’s time, DEAD PRESS! decided we should catch up with Nottingham death metal force Martyr Defiled on their UK September tour with Postmortem Promises at their Stoke date. After returning from a small food and beer run from the local Tesco store and searching about for a suitable place to conduct the interview, we finally settled on using the band’s tour van. Vocalist Matthew Jones, guitarist Lee Cook, bassist Joe Blackburn and later Alex Micklewright all shared with us their thoughts on the new album, the story behind its title, why they love playing Ghostfest and what they hope to do next year…

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INTERVIEW: Heights @ The Underground, Stoke-on-Trent (17/09/2010)

Date: September 17th, 2010
Venue: The Underground, Stoke-on-Trent
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Stream: YouTube

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

After only forming as soon as 2009, Hertfordshire’s Heights have quickly received a lot of attention and praise in the hardcore and alternative scene in recent months. With their debut EP ‘The Land, The Ocean, The Distance’ being shoved up on their site for free download and still shifting strong downloads since it’s release in September 2009, they’re debut album due for early 2011 will surely see the band make or break it. We caught up with vocalist Thomas Debaere at The Underground in Stoke-on-Trent on their support show for the Postmortem Promises/Martyr Defiled co-headlining tour to catch on news and updates for the record, his stance on illegal downloading, and future tour plans…

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INTERVIEW: Sucioperro @ The Roadhouse, Manchester (09/09/2010)

Date: September 9th, 2010
Venue: The Roadhouse, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Stream: YouTube

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

Despite being around for almost a decade now, Scottish alternative rock 3-piece Sucioperro still haven’t been give that break of a chance to receive the attention they rightfully deserve. But, with a third album soon on its way that could all soon change, bringing them out of small underground clubs and pubs, and instead playing at academy sized venues. We thought we’d get a hold of the band at one of their dates on their September 2010 tour and talk about the new album, what songs they prefer to play live, and what they have planned for the future – all whilst eating some sausage casserole, which they kindly offered to us…

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INTERVIEW: Kurt Travis (23/08/2010)

Upon hearing the news about Kurt Travis‘ recent departure from Dance Gavin Dance‘s (or DGD if you want to keep it short) lead vocalist and being replaced by original member Jonny Craig, lots of speculation and rumours were created as to why and how Kurt left the group he’s been working hard with since 2007. With no official word from him we thought we’d catch up with him ourselves and see what really happened, how it happened and what he’s getting up to now.

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INTERVIEW: The Arusha Accord @ University Union, Leeds (26/06/2010)

Date: June 26th, 2010
Venue: Ghostfest, Leeds University
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Stream: YouTube

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

After a blistering set on the main Monster Energy stage, The Arusha Accord‘s third year at Ghostfest proves to be their best yet. Once being directed up to the Ghostfest interview and media room, DEAD PRESS! meet up with the band’s vocalists Alex Green and Paul Green to talk about their latest album, their music video shoot, and the reasons for their planned break in a few weeks time.

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INTERVIEW: Skindred @ Slam Dunk Festival, Leeds (30/05/2010)

Date: May 30th, 2010
Venue: Slam Dunk Festival, Leeds University
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Stream: YouTube

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

Skindred profile

Outside the main festival grounds, Skindred vocalist Benji Webbe and guitarist Mikey Demus invite DEAD PRESS! along onto their tour van to have a short little chinwag. We talk about their recent cover of the classic ‘Electric Avenue’ track, how they love playing live shows wherever they can, plans for the summer and a short update on an upcoming release.

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INTERVIEW: We Are The Ocean @ Slam Dunk Festival, Leeds (30/05/2010)

Date: May 30th, 2010
Venue: Slam Dunk Festival, Leeds University
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Stream: YouTube

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

We Are The Ocean profile

Another year brings another Slam Dunk Festival, and at its home in Leeds We Are The Ocean are soon to play their set for the third consectutive year at the bank holiday festival. A few bands had already played at the festival before we managed to get a hold of the band in their label’s merch tent outside. Their first headlining tour to support their debut released a few months ago soon approaches in October, so we had a chat about that and a few other different things.

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