I interviewed Swedish punk rockers Millencolin for the Ticketmaster UK Blog (Original interview here):
Swedish punk-rockers Millencolin have been playing shows around the world for almost quarter of a century now. From the high-octane skate punk of 1995’s Life On A Plate, through the landmark Pennybridge Pioneers (including the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 Soundtrack classic No Cigar) in 2000, to 2015’s finely crafted True Brew, the quartet have kept audiences captivated with an ear for a tasty hook and huge choruses time after time.
As they set off on the road once again for the True Brew World Tour, we speak to bassist and lead vocalist Nikola Šarčević about how touring life has changed during his time taking on stages worldwide…
Continue reading Interview: Millencolin – Life on the Road
I interviewed Tobi Duncan of Trash Boat for TeamRock (Original feature here):
In case you hadn’t noticed, pop punk is having something of a renaissance in the UK. Though grittier than most, Gnarwolves’ abrasive skate-punk led the way as they racked up supports slots with Blink-182 and opened the main stage at Reading and Leeds last year. Next up, Neck Deep came almost out of nowhere to huge acclaim, heading out on the US Warped Tour, supporting All Time Low at the SSE Wembley Arena, and they too will take to the hallowed main stage at Reading and Leeds this summer.
This has led to the rise of south coast acts like As It Is and ROAM, whose catchy hooks and polished riffs have earned them a rapidly swelling fanbase. Now, joining these backwards cap-wearing, baggy T-shirted warriors are a new pop punk force to be reckoned with – St. Albans quintet Trash Boat.
Continue reading NEW BLOOD: TRASH BOAT
I interviewed Joey Vannucchi of From Indian Lakes for TeamRock (Original feature here):
These days, even thinking about growing up without electricity would make some people run to their various gadgets, hug them and stay next to the wall outlet, screaming at anyone trying to take them away.
For From Indian Lakes mastermind Joey Vannucchi however, that’s just how life was – and he seems all the better for it. Growing up on 40 acres of land just outside Yosemite National Park, California, Vannucchi had no electricity and so his mind wandered elsewhere for entertainment. Continue reading New Blood: From Indian Lakes
I interviewed Becca Macintyre, frontwoman of Marmozets for TeamRock.com (Original interview here):
The Marmozets vocalist takes us through their weird and wonderful year
Marmozets can look back on 2014 as a victory. Under the tutelage of producer and Hundred Reasons guitarist Larry Hibbitt, the West Yorkshire quintet recorded their critically-acclaimed debut album, The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets, which was released in September. A twisted combination of chaos, recklessness and soaring choruses, The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets reached 25 in the Official Album Charts and Number Three in the Rock Charts. Continue reading 10 Minutes With… Becca Macintyre (Marmozets)
I spoke to the legendary Vinnie Paul of Pantera about the twentieth anniversary of the classic Far Beyond Driven for Subba Cultcha (Original interview here):
Recently, one of the world’s most celebrated and controversial heavy metal bands passed another milestone. In 1994, Texan powerhouse Pantera released their seventh studio album, aptly titled ‘Far Beyond Driven’ (read our review of the re-release HERE) and this March, it turned twenty. Two decades on, the album still sounds as relentless and unforgivingly heavy as it did back when the metal landscape looked a lot different to the healthy, mainstream bothering one that we take for granted today. Continue reading Vinnie Paul, Pantera