Short ‘n’ Sweet
An interview with ATTACK ATTACK!
by Jon Hole
Ahhh yes. Summer. Heat. Humidity. Scantily clad women. Warped Tour. As is done every year, Warped Tour 2011 is rolling around the US and laying waste to whatever city it decides to rest in. This years line up is extremely strong with bands that have been blowing up. MISS MAY I. ASKING ALEXANDRIA. ENTER SHIKARI. Bands that are extremely heavy. WINDS OF PLAGUE. THE ACACIA STRAIN. And pretty much everything in between. For i believe the fourth year in a row, Rise Records ATTACK ATTACK! have been wowing crowds and doing their thing. With a freshly released Deluxe Edition of their 2010 self titled record, featuring 8 bonus tracks, under their belt, AA! once again proves why they are one of the scenes best. If you still havent picked up their re-issue or seen them live, now is the time to do so.
First off, let me just say the re-issue is fantastic. Who am I ‘speaking’ with and what is your role in the band?
My name is Wetzel and I play drums in the band.
How has the response to the newer material on the re-issue?
The response has been fantastic to all of our new material. Very exciting!
It sounds like you guys were experimenting with different sounds on the 4 newer tracks…
That is correct.
How do you feel these songs represent the current state of mind within the band?
These songs definitely reflect the gradual change in our musical taste and the evolution of our writing capabilities. We really wanted to experiment with a more “rock” sound on these songs because it’s a genre we haven’t really touched yet.
How has Warped Tour 2011 been compared to previous ones?
It’s been fantastic. Crowds have been gigantic, the response of our new material has been absolutely awesome, and we’ve been having a total ball just hanging out and jamming on Main Stage.
What are Attack Attack!’s plans for the rest of the year?
We’re going to hit the studio and write/record until we can’t possibly put musical notes together any more. Then we’re going to head back out on the road and show case what we’ve come up with!
One last question, if you could put together a ‘dream’ tour of current bands, who would be on it?
Panic at the Disco, Muse, and Linkin Park.
Thanks for taking time out to answer these questions.