Against The Day (a.k.a. ATD) are a popular Punk-Rock band from Malmö in Sweden consisting of Patrick (Vox / Guitar), Sam (Drums), Nikk (Bass) as well as Pierre (Lead Guitar) and we were stoked when they agreed to complete a feature artist interview for Song Revelation. Read the full interview below to discover, amongst other things, their current musical career highlights, why they love computer games and what they’re currently working on.
Q: If you could classify your music in a genre or a number of genres what would it be?
Alternative Rock, Pop-Rock, Punk-Rock
Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?
A bunch of video game nerds playing Rock music pretending to be way more Rock´n Roll that we really are…
Q: What is your musical background?
We all have different musical backgrounds but share the same idea of creating music. Pierre and Sam have a more progressive rock background while Patrick and Nikk share more kind of punk and hip-hop roots. Then we all came together and became this one big happy family!
Q: How was 2010 for you?
We released our debut album “All Dressed Up And Nowhere To Go” during the fall of 2010. A great thing but LOTS of work! How was 2010 for you?
Q: Who inspires you musically?
Mostly life i guess….. We´re all also into video games so some inspiration must come from that i suppose =)
Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?
Freddy Mercury was an awesome artist with an incredible voice. Would have been cool to share the same stage or studio together with him. I bet Sam would kill to jam with Buddy Rich. Justin Timberlake also seems like a cool dude…..
Q: What songs are on your ipod at the moment?
If we would tell you what´s on our ipods you would have to upgrade your server to fit the list. But since you really want to know we´ll make a short list…
Dream Theater, Toto, Eminem, NoFX, Raised Fist, Kate Perry, Lady Gaga, Queen, La Roux, Anarbor, LL Cool J, Dilated Peoples, Kyuss and the list goes on and on.
Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?
We create music all the time, any place any time. There is no real process. One song can take 20 minutes or 20 days to finish up. Most important thing is having fun and that we´re all satisfied with the result.
Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?
They are equally important. But that´s like asking whether you like the bread or meat better on a hamburger…
Q: Where are you based?
Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?
Living in a small country where the streets are filled with polar bears and hot blond girls. What would you say about that huh?!
Q: What are you currently working on?
Right now we´re working on new material and at the same time trying to get or album released in Japan which is a little bit harder then you think. But hey, who does not want to go to Japan.
Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?
We´ll we´ve done a couple of tours in Poland and Germany but each time we’re on stage is actually a highlight to us. Making our music video was pretty cool too. Shot in Poland too actually
Q: What are you hoping to achieve in 2011?
To finish up our new material and go on boosting our musical career is totally our main goal this year…. But most important is to have fun in the process!
Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?
Right now we´re in the middle of writing new stuff so we´ve taken a break from that. But a couple of shows here and there won’t hurt.
Q: What do you do to relax?
We play video games =)! You know LOL, Black Ops and stuff like that …
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?
Enjoy life and have fun!!
Editor’s Note: Against The Day have the energetic punk pop sound down to a tee. We hope they continue to tour after they’ve completed their latest album and we recommend that you see them if they’re gigging in a town or city near you.
If you’d like to learn more about or contact Against The Day, just follow the links below:
twitter link: http://twitter.com/againsttheday
myspace link: http://myspace.com/againsttheday
web page link: http://myspace.com/againsttheday
soundcloud link: http://soundcloud.com/againsttheday
reverbnation link: http://www.reverbnation.com/againsttheday