Hiya Mayday Parade..For all the Teen Spirit readers out there tell us a bit about yourselves.
What genre of music would you put yourselves under?
I always say emo or pop rock. Those are both safe bets. Some people cringe at the word emo but I embrace it. That’s what it is.
You’ve have numerous insane gigs but what has been your career highlight to date?
Any international touring we have done is always a huge deal. Especially the first time we went to Japan or Singapore. Also any sold out show is always awesome.
Many say touring is all about the 3 Bs.. beer, babes and bad places to sleep.. What has touring really been like for you guys?
Well I’d say that now we have limited that to just beer. When we first started touring in a van we always slept in bad places. Now that we are in a bus and we all have girlfriends that leaves only beer. But that’s still a big b.
You must have played 100s of venues worldwide but which was your favourite venue/place/festival you’ve played to date?
Warped tour is always incredible just because of the novelty of it. Starland ballroom in new jersey is great. Brixton academy in London is awesome. We played earls court once in London and that was pretty crazy.
If you could collab with one person/band who would it be and why?
I’d say maybe pierce the veil or four year strong. As a band we all love their music.
When you boys are jamming does the songs come naturally or does it take a while to really get the sound your looking for?
It kind of comes naturally. We just kind of let everyone do what they do. Jake will come up with a beat for the skeleton o a song and then we all just add our parts on top of that and filter down ideas to the best.
If you could plan your destiny where would you lead yourselves to?
Just to be able to tour and be successful in the future.
Any embarrassing things we should know?
I fell off stage once. I felt like I almost got a concussion.
Why you love Teen Spirit?
Anything that can broaden peoples mind and introduce them to music that they may love is awesome in my book!
What do you want to say to all your fans and supporters out there?
That everyone in the band loves you and appreciates all the support we get. Without you we wouldn’t be here!
Any last words/thanks:
Thank you for the interview. I hope to see you soon at a show! Take care