Monday, October 25, 2010

Interview with Friday All Summer

Remember that classic punk sound that got the whole pop/punk movement started? Mix that with a few influences from today's pop/punk bands and you end up with Friday All Summer. It's a familiar sound you have heard before but with their own twist. The band is from Rockford, Illinois with hopes of a record deal in the future. They are currently unsigned, but their self-produced EP Late Nights & Party Lights and their cover of Taylor Swift's "Love Story" are done really well. I got a chance to talk with these guys about their band Friday All Summer and what they do.

Me: Tell me a little bit about your band and its influences.

FAS: Well every since we saw the Urethra Chronicles by Blink 182 we were obsessed!

Me: What inspires you to do what you do?

FAS: Any time we go to see a show, and see those lights, and the fans we know this is what we want to do for the rest of our lives :)

Me: How do you go about promoting your music?

FAS: With Myspace (here), screaming in malls and public places, and doing whatever it takes (wink, wink).

Me: What made you decide to do a cover of Taylor Swift's "Love Story"?

FAS: Well first of all she is really hot! But, besides that she is an amazing artist and we love the way she composes her music; we just wanted to put some pop/punk into it!

Me: What's the most "rockstar" thing you have ever done in your life?

FAS: When we did the Hot Topic Tour our showers consisted of shampoo + bottled water + rest stops. We also got asked by the girl working at Misfields Cookies to play a set in the middle of the mall and got free cookies. It was great! But probably the best thing we ever did was go to Dunkin' Donuts after a show and we got whatever we wanted for free. We also played a show in the parking lot for about 60 kids. Shania Twain covers!

Me: Any shout-outs?

FAS: We like to shout out to our boys Alacrity, Taken in, and Freshman 15!!

Short, sweet, and to the point! Check these guys out on PureVolume , and make sure to download their cover of "Love Story" for FREE! My favorite song is probably "Jack Lost Jill". The band also mentioned something to me about doing a video for my website and answering some questions, but due to hardware issues it didn't get to happen. However, the band assured me that if they could make one happen they would be sure to send it to me. So stay tuned, and feel free to comment!

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