ROLL THE TANKS
Where are you from?
Who is in your band?
Danny Carney (guitar, vocals); Mikey Wakeham (bass, vocals); Joe Sirois (drums, vocals); Aaron Stuart (guitar, vocals).
Who are some of your influences?
The big ones would probably be The Clash, Cheap Trick, Pixies, T-Rex, Elvis Costello, Squeeze, and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.
Where can we normally find you playing?
In our practice space lately! We’re working to book tours for the rest of the year now.
Tell us about your best show.
Truthfully, I think every time we play in Lowell is our best show. Nothing beats the core audience that’s been there since the beginning, the crowd that gave you the courage to hit the road in the first place. The last show we had in Lowell was an outdoor festival. It rained like crazy and still hundreds of people came out and got soaked with us. It was pretty epic.
Tell us about your worst show.
In terms of our mental state I would say this one show that was just Mikey and I at a theatre. We had lost two band members but refused to cancel the show. It was triumphant in retrospect because we were refusing to quit, but we were pretty devastated. It was a very dark time.
Tell us about your latest release.
Our newest record is called Broke Til Midnight. Recording and releasing it has been a long and difficult battle, but we’re really proud of it and are just hoping people dig it. During recording we’d sometimes pop into a bar and open a tab, but none of us could leave until after midnight when our work checks would clear. It was just our reality at the time and it turned into this inside joke, and that’s how we got the title.
Slayer or Metallica?
I’m not really a metal guy but Ride The Lightning is a favourite of mine. If I were to choose on behalf of all my awesome metal friends, I’d have to say Slayer.