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Download 2014 interview

published: Thu 17th Jul 2014

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Friday 13th to Sunday 15th June 2014
Donington Park, Donington, Derbyshire, DE74 2RP, England MAP
£195 for five nights with camping
daily capacity: 111000
last updated: Thu 5th Jun 2014

eFestivals caught up with Press to Meco after appearing on the Zippo stage at Download.

How was it playing to the Download crowd?
It was really cool, every one here at download is always really enthusiastic. We had a fair few people who already knew us that came to the stage early but as we played a lot of people must have heard the ruckus and decided to see what was happening.

How would you describe your sound?
We’ve been described a few different ways in the past, one that always stuck with me described our sound “like Weezer covering Meshuggah”.

Can we expect to see you touring the UK soon?
Yep we have a tour in August with F.O.E.S which will be good fun, all the dates will be announced very soon.

Did you have chance to catch any of the other bands at Download? If so, who?
The main ones we really enjoyed were Monuments, Dillinger Escape Plan and probably Steel Panther haha. Sikth were the stand out band of the weekend for all of us though!
 
Do you have any new material due out soon?
We have just released a single called Family Ties which you can download for free at presstomeco.com and you can find the video on youtube. We also have an exclusive track available through our pledge campaign which is in progress right now, if anyone wants to help support the band and grab themselves some exclusive and interesting goodies then head on over to http://www.pledgemusic.com/artists/presstomeco

Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to start a band?
Practise practise practise

Do you ever get fed up with being asked the same interview questions by music reviewers?
Naaaah, it’s not really that much of a hardship to be honest :)

In your own words why should someone start to listen to your music?
We are the biggest thing since the Venga Boys, do not miss out on this!

Who is more important in a band out of the drummer  or the guitarist?
Is it biased if I said the drummer? I feel like if a band has a bad drummer, it’s really noticeable and holds the whole group back. A band could survive with a bad guitarist. Maybe I’m just trying to make myself feel important. I think drummers are just funny characters anyway, I can always tell when I’m talking to a drummer as they are normally a little…whacky.

Have you ever had any spinal tap moments whilst playing live?
At one gig during one of our accapella bits, the sound guy put so much reverb and delay on the vocals that the whole section turned really creepy and discordant, I think we summoned the devil.

We also played a gig in which Adam stopped half way through a song and very casually pronounced “The P.A is on fire” Sure enough we realised the smoke bellowing from this little speaker at the side of the stage, I don’t know if the fact we are quite loud had anything to do with that but it was pretty rock and roll.


interview by: Luke Seagrave

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th June 2014
Donington Park, Donington, Derbyshire, DE74 2RP, England MAP
£195 for five nights with camping
daily capacity: 111000
last updated: Thu 5th Jun 2014


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