This is the last of the practice features I did while on work experience at Kerrang! in August 2009, (so some of the information will be outdated, sorry!)
As said in the previous blog, I did not conduct these interviews myself, nor did I get paid or any of my work get printed, it was purely a means of demonstrating and honing my writing skills during my time there. Credit for the interview goes to Katie P (Kerrang!’s ‘Introducing’ feature editor at the time) 🙂
Me vs Hero – Can You Count, Suckers?
ME VS HERO
Words by: Sophie Brown
“I have used every excuse under the sun to not go to work.” Drummer for Blackpool based quintet Me Vs Hero Oli Bradley laughs. “His best one was ringing up his work and selling them that he had shit himself.” Lead vocalist Sam Thompson agrees.
The band – completed by Mike Booth on Bass and Daniel Pook and Ross Malpass both on Guitar – have had a hell of a ride, despite only playing their debut gig in 2007. “The first show was in Blackpool and we did some shows in Manchester playing for anyone, and it just built up from there.” Sam explains.
The group have since notched up shows with New Found Glory, Four Year Strong, and Bring Me The Horizon, as well as landing appearances at both Slam Dunk Festival and Sonisphere. “it was an incredibly huge thing, we were so scared.” The two recall of Sonisphere. “We were surrounded by all these bands that I grew up listening to. It’s been amazing so far. We are just doing everything we can to promote ourselves and make this bigger and better. We want to see where it goes and push it as far as we can.”
And it looks like they have been, with countless shows to their name and a release in the pipeline for the lads. “We are looking to release something later in the year.” Sam enthuses “We are working with Romesh (Producer, Lostprophets, Funeral for a friend) Its amazing.” When speaking of the release, Sam insists that it has “catchy hooks and heavy parts.”
“We combine everything that we love, we write stuff that we feel passionate about It’s about us having a good time. I think people will enjoy it.”
“We have been on crazy journeys to get here.” Sam concludes, And it’s certainly paying off!
For Fans of: You me at six, Saving Aimee