ROLL THE TANKS

Blunt - - Up Front -

Where are you from?

Low­ell, Mas­sachusetts.

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.

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