SLAM DUNK 2011 PREVIEW: We Are The In Crowd

Whilst on their first ever visit over to the UK supporting Mayday Parade, New York’s We Are The In Crowd are ready to make a name for themselves on British shores with an appearance at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival weekend. Their exchanging female and male viewpoint lyrics make for a slightly different class of their pop-punk/pop-rock sound, and should help set them aside from the competition. We had a chat with vocalist Tay Jardine to see how they feel about coming to the UK for the first time:

Zach: How are you guys looking forward to your set at Slam Dunk Festival this year?
Tay: We’ve been excited since the day we were offered to play the festival!

Zach: Your set there will be during your first visit over to the UK, are you looking forward to heading over to these shores?
Tay: Absolutely. We’re looking forward to it, and we are extremely grateful to have the opportunity so early in our careers.

Zach: You’ll be supporting Mayday Parade during their headline tour here, are you guys a fan of their stuff?
Tay: Yes! We got to know the MP guys whilst we were on Warped Tour together, and have crossed paths here and there on the road. We are all fans of their music.

Zach: For those who are yet to listen to your music, how would your best describe your style and sound?
Tay: Pop-punk-rock if you want to really put a label on it, but we like to have fun and we like to tell stories and I think that shows. Our dual male/female vocals puts a different twist on perspectives on some of our songs as well.

Zach: You’re sharing the Atticus stage with the likes of VersaEmerge, 3OH!3 and Framing Hanley, how does it feel to be sharing a stage with them?
Tay: Awesome, we’re stoked to meet up with VersaEmerge again.

Zach: Why should people who are going to Slam Dunk this year come and check out your set?
Tay: You should come check out our set because we will be so excited to be there that you’ll most likely be able to catch one of us fall or say something embarrassing, haha. Seriously though, I’d like anyone who’s looking for a new band to check us out. One chance is all we can really ask for, and we hope you like what you hear!

Zach: Are there any other bands that you guys plan on watching whilst you’re there?
Tay: We’d like to be able to catch The Starting Line, Set Your Goals, Cartel and Anti-Flag.

Zach: Will you guys be chilling out at the aftershow party?
Tay: There’s an aftershow party? If that’s an invite, I’m there, haha.

Zach: What do you have planned after Slam Dunk Festival is all over?
Tay: We’ll be finishing out the Mayday Parade tour until June 1st, then we’ll be heading back to the States to finish our debut record.

Zach: Anything else that you’d like to add or share with our readers?
Tay: If you don’t catch us this time while we’re in the UK, I’m sure we’ll be back very soon. If you dig us, keep supporting out there!

LEEDS SET TIME: 15:20 – 15:50 (3:20pm – 3:50pm) on the Atticus stage.
HATFIELD SET TIME: 15:10 – 15:40 (3:10pm – 3:40pm) on the Atticus stage.
RIYL: The Summer Set, Hey Monday, Paramore
LISTEN TO: Carry Me Home, Both Sides Of The Story, Never Be What You Want