Interviews

INTERVIEW: Vukovi (31/05/2016)

Scottish newcomers Vukovi are quickly turning heads with their catchy, inventive brand of rock and are ready to take the UK Summer festivals by storm. We grabbed frontwoman Janine Shilstone for a few words about their brand new video ‘Animal’, their influences, and what the future holds for them.

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INTERVIEW: Frank Turner (13/05/2016)

For the first time ever, folk-punk singer Frank Turner will perform ‘England Keep Your Bones’ in full at a special one-off show presented by White Rabbit at the Brixton Electric, on May 13th. Frank will top the bill for a night of bands, DJs, and a celebration of the work that the Music Venue Trust do to support the UK music scene and also raise money and awareness for charity CALM.

We caught up with Frank to talk about the importance of the show and how it will help some very important causes.

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INTERVIEW: Despised Icon (02/05/2016)

Few bands within death metal today are as revered and loved as Montreal’s Despised Icon, and it’s even more of rarity to see that such a level of admiration and devotion not only solidifies, but swells and grows since the band announced their plans to go on an indefinite hiatus back in 2010. Four years later, the Canadian heavy hitters returned for a few one-off reunion shows, and then some album anniversary dates the following year.

Now, in 2016, though not fully returned in the respect of a full-time touring band, Despised Icon are officially back for good. Not only that, but they double-slap surprised us with news of a brand new album to drop in July, titled ‘Beast’, which no doubt is going to provide exactly what it says on the tin.

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INTERVIEW: Zoax (19/04/2016)

Forming from patches of defunct (or, at the time, soon to be defunct) bands back in 2013, the rise of London alt rockers Zoax until recently has been a steady yet certainly notable climb. Already the band have several festival appearances under their belts, two well received EPs (the latest of which making it to #4 in our list of 2015’s best EPs), and currently opening up each date of what will be Funeral For A Friend‘s final ever tour before packing it in and calling it a day. Not only this, but the band are set to turn those tides of success into crashing tsunami sized waves with the release of their eagerly awaited self-titled debut album next month. We thought it only fitting to have a wee chinwag with frontman Adam Carroll to talk about sharing the stage with FFAF for their closing performances, what their album is going to bring us, and why we should shut up and pay attention to them.

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INTERVIEW: Counterfeit (18/04/2016)

Emerging out of nowhere in 2015, Jamie Campbell Bower has lead Counterfeit into selling out venues all over Europe after releasing just their debut EP, ‘Come Get Some’. Their brand of care-free rock ‘n’ roll has been key in their rise to success in such a short time, and 2016 has the promise to rocket them into one of the UK’s top forces.

We caught up with the band about their upcoming dates, and the story behind their latest single, ‘Enough’.

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INTERVIEW: Monster Truck (23/02/2016)

Blues rock is having a surge in popularity at the moment – but throw in the tones of stoner sludge and you’re on to a serious winner. Canadian ruckus Monster Truck are ready to use the experience they’ve gained from touring with ZZ Top and Guns N’ Roses to make an impact on the UK, and certainly did when they drove an actual monster truck through London earlier this month.

We managed to speak to guitarist Jeremy Widerman about brand new album ‘Sittin’ Heavy’ and what it’s like to play with the biggest rock bands of the last 50 years.

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INTERVIEW: The Front Bottoms (19/02/2016)

Now on to their fifth full length album, New Jersey rockers The Front Bottoms are soaring in success and hitting their best form to date. An acoustic folk yet punk fuelled sound gives them a friendly cross appeal and a boost above other bands in this new emo revival. The band have just finished their biggest ever UK headline tour in support of 2015’s ‘Back On Top’, and we managed to grab frontman Brian Sella for a few words about major label life and how they’ve grown into the band they are today.

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INTERVIEW: Deadbolt (10/02/2016)

When you think of the terms “rock club night” or “alt club night”, you’re probably thinking of a bar that rarely steps out of the comfort zone of classic rock a la Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, or AC/DC. Or, you’re probably thinking of a playlist that is definitely going to shove in some staple ‘Fat Lip’ and ‘Chop Suey!’… every… single… time. But what about ones that champion in fresher and more current bands?

Step in Deadbolt, who came to be back in 2011. Though maybe not the first to do it, they certainly set the trend in the Northern capital of Manchester. Here they are, still going 5 years later, after a location change and even starting to step into the festival market, and they’ve got a birthday celebration in their sights to mark the occassion. So, we spoke to founder and director Liam Connolly to take a look back at the past half decade, and also share what kind of party he has in store.

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INTERVIEW: Inherit The Stars (21/01/2016)

Over the years, Steel City (that’s kind of a slang name for the Yorkshire city of Sheffield) have managed to push out quite a lot of talent into the stratosphere, especially within the world of rock and metal. Fresh faced newcomers Inherit The Stars, who combine sounds for all different corners of the alternative music scope, are out to become another one to add to the list, and are out to make 2016 a year that they make a name for themselves on a much wider scale.

We caught up with frontman Dan Jeffrey to talk about how the band came to be, the success from their tours across the UK throughout 2015, what to expect from their new single ‘Fortune Favours The Brave’, and what other plans they currently have for the year ahead.

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INTERVIEW: Audio Poets (23/11/2015)

Pop-punk, 90s rock and electronic synth all blended together creates the delicious sound of LA’s hottest new property Audio Poets. The band thirsty for people to hear their new take on the rap-rock game have spent the year playing shows in the US and writing their debut album, ‘Make A Scene’, that dropped worldwide earlier this month.

The band took time out of their busy schedule to talk to Dead Press! about their influences, the future, and more.

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