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.
Man Overboard are one of the fastest rising bands in pop punk right now. Last year they released their debut album "Real Talk", which was one of the best records released that year, and have been touring with the likes of Senses Fail, H2O, Rufio, The Ghost Inside and Transit ever since, and announced their signing with Rise Records. We caught up with the band's guitarist Justin to discuss the signing, the band's new compilation LP, their next studio album, and the possibility of an Australian tour.
Springfield, Massachusetts based pop punk band Maker released a great EP titled "I-91" earlier in the year through Either/Or Records, and they will be releasing a split 7" with California's The Story So Far at the end of this month. The band's guitarist Eric Soucy answered a few questions about the band for us.
Last year, Minus exploded onto the American hardcore scene with an impressively uncompromising demo. Featuring members of Violation, Internal Affairs and Trash Talk, it's no wonder Minus have managed to make such a devastating impact. Already with a 7" in pressing, soon to be released on Triple B Records, Minus are quickly becoming one of the US hardcore scenes most promising exports. Vocalist Travis answered a couple of questions for us.
In a hardcore scene where bandwagons and trend hopping is rife, Marathon is a breath of fresh air. Transcending conventional styles and citing influences from a broad range of genres, this Brisbane quartet have fashioned a chaotically unique sound that translates to complete mayhem on stage. Their debut EP 'Never Safe' is one of the most impressive releases currently on offer from Arrest Records, and having just completed a tour of the Australian East Coast, vocalist Luke Smith answered a couple of questions for us.