“I’M GONNA GRAB EV­ERY PER­SON AND SHAKE THEM UN­TIL IT FEELS REAL”

Kerrang! (UK) - - News -

WHAT ELSE DO YOU GUYS RE­MEM­BER ABOUT YOUR FIRST BIG ROCK SHOWS?

DERYCK: “The first con­cert I ever went to see was The Mon­kees in 1986 on some re­union tour they did. I was six years old when my mum took me to that gig. I re­mem­ber that ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic opened up and there were a lot of peo­ple smok­ing weed. I re­mem­ber ask­ing my mum what it was!” TUK: “My first big rock show wasn’t re­ally that big.there was a fes­ti­val in At­lanta called the Beer Olympics, it was a skin­head hardcore thing head­lined by Anti-heros. It was prob­a­bly the scari­est ex­pe­ri­ence of my life. I was 12 years old and watch­ing 500 skin­heads beat the shit out of each other in the pit. None­the­less, I kept go­ing back and ended up in the hardcore scene. I was play­ing in bands that sounded like Cro-mags and Neg­a­tive Ap­proach, and then, af­ter that, loads of dif­fer­ent styles of mu­sic.” ALEX: “My first con­cert was Gareth Gates, if you can be­lieve that, or even re­mem­ber him. But if you’re talk­ing rock con­certs, my first big one was Linkin Park at Lon­don’s O2 Arena.that was a sick first show for me… once I was over the Gareth Gates bit!”

FI­NALLY, WHAT IS THE ONE THING EACH OF YOUR BANDS WILL BE BRING­ING THAT’S TRULY UNIQUE?

DERYCK: “Well, we’re go­ing to be play­ing longer! I don’t know, I just go out and play! We tend not to plan any­thing – crazy jams and cov­ers hap­pen spon­ta­neously, more times than not! Some­times they don’t hap­pen at all, but there’s a strong chance we’ll be do­ing some­thing…” ALEX: “We talk a lot on­stage.we tend to chat a lot of crap and for­get about the fact we’re there to play songs! That’s prob­a­bly the one thing that makes us dif­fer­ent to all the other bands ( laughs)!” TUK: “You can ex­pect a lot of my South­ern charm! A lot of the bands that get la­belled as rock’n’roll th­ese days sound more like Linkin Park.we want old­school vibes and that’s ex­actly what we’re go­ing to bring!” FRANK: “What’s unique about us is me. I’m not try­ing to be an ar­se­hole, but I’ve got a legacy, and a lot of the kids com­ing to the K! Tour might not know about Gal­lows, Pure Love or my part in Bri­tish mu­sic. I’m hop­ing I can open their eyes to that.and we’re go­ing to bring fe­roc­ity, an in­cen­di­ary type of vi­o­lence you can only feel with bones get­ting smashed into bits. I’m go­ing to walk into thou­sands of peo­ple, make them all sit down and sing them a song about a per­son I love dy­ing. Fail­ing that, I’ll just grab each and ev­ery per­son and shake them un­til it feels real.”

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