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INTERVIEW: blessthefall @ Academy 3, Manchester (26/11/2007)

Date: November 26th, 2007
Venue: Academy 3, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

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Stream: None available

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

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Outside the Academy venue in Manchester, DEAD PRESS!‘s Zach and Ruth are invited into the blessthefall tour bus to talk to the band on their first tour in Europe. After being directed to meet two members upstairs by the band’s tour manager Doug, they clamber up the steps to meet drummer Matt Traynor and vocalist/bassist Jared Warth.

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INTERVIEW: The Blackout @ Academy 3, Manchester (07/10/2007)

Date: October 7th, 2007
Venue: Academy 3, Manchester
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

Download: None available
Stream: MySpace

Website: www.theblackout.co.uk
MySpace: www.myspace.com/theblackout

It has just reached 5:00PM and DEAD PRESS!‘s Zach and Ruth are outside of the Manchester Academy building waiting to begin their interview with rather new Welsh post-hardcore upstarts, The Blackout. After going the wrong way two or three times and finally being accompanied with the band’s tour manager they finally get into the building. On their way up the backstage staircase they come across vocalist Sean Smith and guitarist James Davies, and are then directed into the band’s dressing room to begin their interview. In the room are various other members of The Blackout, and their support acts Flood Of Red and Pierce The Veil. After sitting down and Sean Smith “bullying” the band’s other vocalist Gavin Butler to not answer any questions during the interview, the barrage of questions began:

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INTERVIEW: Cute Is What We Aim For (29/04/2007)

Cute Is What We Aim For
Date: April 29th, 2007
Venue: NIA, Birmingham
Interviewer: Zach Redrup

Download: None available
Stream: YouTube, MySpace

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

The date is April 29th 2007, and it’s now 5pm. Zebrahead have just finished their 30 minute set for Give It A Name, and DEAD PRESS!‘s Zach and Ruth are being led backstage to interview Cute Is What We Aim For. Upon arriving in a small room, which has nothing but a table with a laptop, a couple of chairs, and a box full of water bottles, they find the band’s manager. A few minutes later and Cute Is What We Aim For frontman Shaant Hacikyan enters the room, wearing an ordinary pair of jeans, a bob hat, white shirt and a red jacket. He greets them both friendly with a handshake and introduces himself before starting the interview.

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