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Pierce The Veil are a band that have gone from strength to strength in the last few months. Having inked a deal with Fearless records at the start of the year, playing a major stage on the 2012 Vans Warped tour and releasing one of the albums of the year, ‘Collide With The Sky’, things have been good for Pierce The Veil lately.
Having just wrapped up their first near sell-out headlining tour of the UK, the band will be heading out on their biggest club run yet with Sleeping With Sirens and Tonight Alive in the US in the next few weeks. This tour is nearly sold out too. Not bad for four boys from San Diego, huh? Snapshot Symphony caught up with Jaime and Tony at their show in Birmingham to talk Collide With The Sky, tour, and, erm, fan-fics…
Hi guys! Could you introduce yourself, your role in the band and an interesting fact about yourselves?
I’m Tony [Perry] and I play guitar.
I’m Jaime [Preciado] and I play bass, and Tony… I’m trying to find something…
T: You’re kind of good at yo-yo’s!
J: Yeah, I’m kind of good at yo-yo’s and Tony can do a rubix cube in under 2 minutes. Boom!
So this is your first headlining tour in the UK, how has it been so far?
T: It’s been amazing so far! I’ve actually been pretty surprised by all the shows we’ve done, all the kids that have turned up and have been singing along to songs that we’ve only just put out and they already know all the words, it’s been great.
Snapshot Symphony caught up with Cody and Austin from Set It Off this past weekend in Orlando! Carolina talked to them about Cinematics, Ted Moseby, yo-yo tricks and a lot more. Check it out and stick with SSP for more on Set It Off and more interviews!
We Are The In Crowd’s Tay Jardine has revealed in a new interview that the band plan to start writing the follow-up to their debut album, ‘Best Intentions’, this September! The quintet are also looking to start recording in January, with a tenative Summer 2013 release, though nothing has been 100% confirmed. For more WATIC news, stick with SSP!
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Words by :: Rachel Weber
Miss May I might have played it a little too safe with their recent full-length album, “At Heart”. Metalcore fans have been highly anticipating this album since the band’s release of “Monument” in 2011, and most have mixed opinions. It’s typical metalcore, with mostly screaming and a few lines of clean vocals. Compared to past albums, this one sounds increasingly generic. A band can’t succeed by remaking the same album over and over, but Miss May I could have made just enough changes.
The first single “Hey Mister” grabbed my attention and invited me to listen to more. It began with a new and interesting vibe that was still able to remind me of their past work throughout the rest of the song. Though as I went on, I heard more and more songs such as “Second to No One” and “Sirens Song” that seemed repetitive and boring.
“I’ve played in bands up until a few years back when my last project finally disbanded. I then had to decide just play “for fun” or to start fresh with a new singer. I didn’t want the new venture to be an extension of the last one, so long story short, I ended up being that singer AND the music behind it” says Evan Donaldson, the sole member of Moura.
Based in California, Evan’s taken quite a D.I.Y approach to the music he makes. Just one look on his Facebook or Bandcamp page and you can see a hardworking guy who just really believes in the music he makes, with the help of some others along the way. With a steadily growing fanbase online, Evan is no less than appreciative of the support he receives – “The reaction has been overwhelming positive. I cannot think of a more satisfying project I have been a part of.”
It’srefreshing in a scene saturated with bands desperate to sign on the dotted line of that all too important record deal, to see projects like Moura making honest, true to heart music come hell or high water. Under his Moura moniker, Evan has just released the ‘Sink’ EP in both the US and abroad. We recently caught up with Evan to talk about how Moura came about, and a ton more questions about this rising act from CA.
Snapshot Symphony’s Yasmin caught up with John and Brian from The Summer Set ahead of their show at Birmingham’s O2 Academy on April 25th! The guys talked about the UK tour, crayons, and a lot more. Let us know what you think, and stick with SSP for more on The Summer Set!