Fresh faced pop-punkers We Are The In Crowd have managed to make quite a mark on the UK despite only popping a few times briefly, most recently with a support slot to All Time Low in January. With the release of debut ‘Best Intentions’ last year they’re bound to be making more regular appearances, such as this year’s Hit The Deck Festival and their first UK headline tour around it. We spoke with vocalist Tay Jardine about all of the above and more in the run up to their festival slot:
DP!: How are you guys looking forward to playing at this year’s Hit The Deck Festival?
Tay: We’re definitely very excited to be a part of it this year. It’s always nice to reunite with other bands and friends in one place.
DP!: There’s a lot of different band on the line-up this year, is there anyone that you’re particularly excited to see or plan on catching?
Tay: For me personally, I want to catch The Wonder Years and The Swellers.
DP!: You guys are on your first full headline tour of the UK whilst you’re over here for Hit The Deck, do you guys enjoy playing over in the UK?
Tay: We love playing here. Personally, it is my favourite country to tour.
DP!: You released your debut album ‘Best Intentions’ towards the end of last year, how’ve you been finding the reaction to it from your fans and also critics alike?
Tay: The reaction has been really positive and I’ve been so grateful for all of the feedback and support.
DP!: With so many different bands on the line-up, why should people come and check you guys out?
Tay: We have fun and we want everyone else to have fun too. It’s always weird answering this question like it’s a competition. I encourage everyone to check our set out, and if it’s not for you then it’s not. No hard feelings.
DP!: Will you guys be letting yourself loose at the after party?
Tay: Perhaps. It always depends on how my voice is feeling on the day. It’s like I have to babysit my own voice, haha.
DP!: Finally, is there anything else that you’d like to add and share with our readers?
Tay: Thanks so much for taking the time to read this, and I hope that you all have a good time at Hit The Deck.
SET TIME: 17:45 – 18:15 (Rock City Main Hall)
RIYL: All Time Low / Mayday Parade / Tonight Alive
LISTEN TO: Rumour Mill (below) / Both Sides Of The Story / The Worst Thing About Me