February 28, 2017 |

Decade on their new album and upcoming tour

Decade on their new album and upcoming tour

February 28, 2017 |

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Decade have just released 'Pleasantries', the follow up to their 2014 debut, 'Good Luck', and it's a wonderful album that's definitely worth a listen. We caught up with Alex a day before 'Pleasantries' release, to ask him about the album, how he's feeling about it, their tour, and plans for the summer.

Your album is already doing really well, and it’s getting really positive reviews, what does that mean to you guys?

It means everything to us. I’ve said it a few times before, but we’ve been sat on this album for over 18 months, and we’ve put out songs here and there, but to actually see the release date and for it to be in place its crazy. To have people receive it so well after we’ve been waiting for so long, to see what the reaction would be is amazing, for sure.

How are you feeling about the release of the album?

I mean, it’s so hard to know what to expect, especially because the album sounds so different to our previous album, ‘Good Luck’. Now that we know that people are into it, I feel a lot more excited about it. I definitely was excited before, but I also has quite a lot of apprehension, because I was just unsure about how people would receive it, but like you said, it’s all been really positive so far, so that’s really cool.

Are you excited about your upcoming tour?

Yeah, I mean again, we recorded 18 months ago, but we’ve been playing a lot of the songs live on tour. Last year we did a headline tour and we were playing pretty much all new stuff, and by that point only ‘Daisy May’ was out. So, we were playing essentially a whole set of new songs that nobody knew. The record is out tomorrow, and then we’re going on tour basically next week, so hopefully by that point, people will know the songs and that’ll bring a new sort of energy to the live shows.

It’s not like we don’t enjoy playing the new songs, but when people aren’t really responding to them because they don’t know them, it can hold you back a little bit. You feel a bit nervous on stage, and you don’t feel like you can fully relax, because you feel like in a way people are kind of judging you. People will actually know the songs now.

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