Band Interview: The Traders (France)

The Traders (Lyon, France) are currently on tour in the UK with Guerrilla Monsoon. We caught up with them after their show at Subside in Birmingham for a chat about their DIY roots, the French punk scene and their future. How did you guys start out? Jérémy McCheucle (vocals/bass): We had a band that’s dead […]

Band Interview & Session #1: Isaac

Isaac are one of the best known DIY bands in Nottingham, fronted by Andrew Shankland who also plays acoustic shows. We caught up with Shankland after their show at Clear Your Throat fest for a session and interview. Below is the session; an acoustic version of new song “Slab Square”. Video credit: Sam Moloney Interview: […]

Band Interview: Chasing the Race (Australia)

Chasing The Race are a punk/pop-rock band from around Adelaide, Australia. Formed in the late summer of 2011. We caught up with the guys the other day to see how things are going down under. You’ve just finished recording a new EP, I believe, how did that go? Samm Hunt (bass/vocals): Still in the stages of recording but […]

Band Interview: Drones

Drones are one of the fastest rising bands in the UK punk scene. They have a distinctive melodic, aggressive sound, and after the stunning Free Marked Kid, it’s no wonder they ended up on the Download Festival bill earlier in the year. We caught up with singer Daly for a chat about the band. So, […]

Band Interview: Imperial Leisure

Imperial Leisure are a ska punk band from Plymouth So, phow did you guys get started? Was it difficult starting up in DIY fashion? like any self respecting rap punk ska band, we started out drunk in a park. When we started out DIY was easy, just had to know how to suck your own […]

Band Interview: The Swellers

This interview was originally posted on Sound Revoltuion, 02/05/14. The Swellers are finally back in the UK for the first time since 2012, following the release of their latest record, The Light Under Closed Doors. We caught up with drummer Jonathan Diener before their headline show at Nottingham’s Rock City Basement. So how’s tour going?  It’s great. It’s […]

Band Interview: Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife/I Am the Avalanche)

This interview was originally posted on Sound Revoltuion, 08/05/13. In addition to fronting legendary punk bands I Am the Avalanche and now defunct The Movielife, as well as starting new band Peace’d Out, Vinnie Caruana has just released his first ever solo EP. We caught up with Vinnie on his European tour for a quick chat about his bands, new material and […]