Interview: Jeremy McKinnon – A Day To Remember (на англ.)
With A Day To Remember set to hit the stages of Soundwave 2012 (along with a couple of sideshows), A Day To Remember singer Jeremy McKinnon took time out for a quick chat ahead of their Australian visit.
LMM: A Day To Remember has come to Australia quite a lot in the past few years. Is there anything in particular that makes you want to keep coming back?
Jeremy McKinnon: Australia was the first place that got it right away. It always feels like the people are more appreciative when we play in Australia as opposed to other countries.
LMM: When you last toured Australia in early 2011, you guys brought over a pretty big stage production, complete with beach balls and confetti.
Do you plan on bringing something on a similarly larger scale for Soundwave?
Jeremy McKinnon: Well, Soundwave isn’t an “A Day to Remember” show so we won’t be doing everything we did last time but we’ll always bring something.
LMM: What are you most looking forward to about doing Soundwave 2012?
Jeremy McKinnon: Being part if a festival because it’s not just about you and your band. You can go check out other music and have a great time.
LMM: What’s your favourite/least favourite festival experience?
Jeremy McKinnon: Soundwave is by far the best, the promoter takes great care of you, great hotels and dinners, and the shows are some of the best.
LMM: What’s your favourite Australian stereotype?
Jeremy McKinnon: Australian accents rock!
LMM: Have you got any pre-show routines/superstitions?
Jeremy McKinnon: We usually don’t do anything except fist bump when we walk onstage. Actually Neil gets wasted before we go onstage too.
LMM: What other bands are you excited about touring around Australia and sharing the stage with?
Jeremy McKinnon: System of a Down, Marylin Manson, and Limp Bizkit for sure.
LMM: What is the most important thing you bring when your on tour?
Jeremy McKinnon: My acoustic guitar.
LMM: Does the band have anything special planned for Soundwave 2012 in particular?
Jeremy McKinnon: If I told you it wouldn’t be special anymore.
LMM: Is there anything you’d really like to do whilst you’re in Australia?
Jeremy McKinnon: I never get to go out and see as much as I want to when we’re in Australia, I want to see more places.
LMM: Everyone knows it takes forever to get to Australia, what are you going to do to pass the time on the flight over?
Jeremy McKinnon: A little something we call time traveling, aka sleep!
LMM: What does the band have planned for the rest of the year after Soundwave 2012 finishes up??
Jeremy McKinnon: We finish up the 2nd leg of the Rise Against tour then it’s into the studio for the next album.