They have a respected and lasting name in contemporary punk. Killyourstereo.com talks with Mathias of Swedish outfit Millencolin. We chat about Warped Tour, skateboarding, Australia, the band...and drag racing.
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes have a strong interest in Australia as a band. While being no strangers to Australian soil, both with this band and their other projects, the band also released an EP of covers by tracks from Australian bands back in 2011. We caught up with the band's guitarist Joey Cape just before their recent tour.
Perth punk gladiators Monuments have turned over a new leaf in 2013. The locals have evolved into one of the most driven and inspired punk acts in a thriving Australian punk community. The boys threw everything they had into their most recent and accomplished release, 'Existence'. The hard work has paid off with a tour with A Loss For Words to their name and comparisons to the likes of The Story So Far and Title Fight under their belt. Killyourstereo.com catches up with bassist, Carl Diggins to chat about the imminent release of 'Existence' and the tricky politics of stage diving.
Five years after the release of 2008's 'Controller', metalcore outfit Misery Signals are just about to release new album 'Absent Light'. Ahead of release, Killyourstereo.com talks to guitarist Ryan Morgan about time off, producing the record in-house, and the power of crowdfunding.
Miles Away have been a staple in the Australian hardcore since since their formation in 2002, touring Australia and the rest of the world countless times, as well as releasing a number of highly regarded records. This year brings up their 10th anniversary as a band, and to celebrate that, the band will be making their way around the country, taking Cruel Hand and The Others along for the ride. We caught up with the band's vocalist Nick Horsnell to discuss the annivesary, the band's upcoming tour, and the possibility for some new material to be released in 2013.
In June of this year, post-hardcore band Make Do And Mend released 'Everything You Ever Loved', their second studio album and follow-up to 2010’s End Measured Mile, to critical acclaim. Kill Your Stereo caught up with drummer Matt Carroll prior to the band’s national Australian tour with Touche Amore, which kicked off recently, to discuss their latest record, along with his hatred for Nickelback, and his thoughts on people saying Make Do And Mend have 'sold out'.
For the past twenty years, Sweden’s Millencolin have skated to worldwide punk rock success. As an Epitaph Records staple, the four piece has released seven studio albums, done countless tours worldwide, held a skate competition in their hometown and even been granted the honour of their own signature Vans shoe. To mark being together for two decades, Millencolin have released a CD/DVD package called “The Melancholy Connection” and held a festival featuring acts like The Hives and Danko Jones. On the morning of the big day, we caught up with lead guitarist Mathias Färm to talk ABBA, polite Japanese punks and secret tour business.
2011 marks 10 years since My Chemical Romance formed. People first started taking notice when the band released their 2004 major label debut, Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge but their 2006 concept album The Black Parade really put them on the map. 2010 saw the band release their fourth studio album, Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys, taking their sound in a new direction. Next year My Chemical Romance will be hitting our shores as a part of the Big Day Out as well as playing a string of headlining sideshows. Before the band begin preparing for the tour, guitarist Frank Iero sat down for a chat with Kill Your Stereo to discuss picking set lists, their next album and exploding sinuses.
On paper, punk plus traditional Mexican instrumentation and get ups sounds like a bad joke. But The Bronx's Mariachi double self is serious business. Having released album numero dos as Mariachi El Bronx in August, the band are set to rock Big Day Out crowds across the country next year. Ahead of their return down under in January, we caught up with drummer Jorma Vik to talk a bit about either incarnation of The Bronx and a lot about a really messed up story regarding Fletcher from Pennywise.
Brisbane’s own Milestones are amongst many of the uprising Punk/Hardcore bands in today’s music scene; yet seem to stand out more than others. Last year saw the release of debut EP "Growing Up Is Getting Old" since then the band hasn't slowed down playing with the likes of Such Gold, No Trigger, The Wonder Years and many more. I caught up with vocallist Josh just before the band head into pre-production for their forthcoming full length.