October 5, 2017 |

The Front Bottoms – 2000 Trees Interview

The Front Bottoms – 2000 Trees Interview

October 5, 2017 |

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I sat down with Brian Sella of The Front Bottoms at 2000 Trees to talk about playing festivals, supporting Blink 182 and a new album.

You’ve only just arrived but what are your first impressions of the festival?

We kinda just stepped off the bus and saw the woods and the stages and stuff. But a lot of people have described this festival as really chill and I’m good with that.

How do you think something like this compares to American festivals?

American festivals are good but you guys just take it to the next level over here. We’ve done Reading & Leeds and that’s just like insanity. There’s so many people and everyone’s just having a good time. American festivals are not as intense.

You’re the only American band to play the main stage this year, how do you approach something like that, is there any added pressure?

I don’t know, we just kinda go up there and have fun. On the tour we’re doing right now we only get half an hour so tonight we get 45 minutes. We can play a few more songs.

I saw you on your previous UK headline tour, with Gnarwolves and Apologies, I Have None, what’s it like to be back?

This is one of the reasons I love festivals. Just meeting all the friends you’ve made on the road, who you don’t get to see much outside of those tours. It’s awesome to be able to catch up with everyone.

You’re currently on tour with Blink-182, what’s that been like, playing on an interesting bill and in venues of that size?

It’s been insane. Last night there was 15,000 people. We play first so play to half the crowd, which is still fucking awesome. And those guys (Blink) are legends, I mean I grew up listening to those guys. It’s been an incredible experience.

Did you find it weird playing to an audience who aren’t the typical fans of your style of music?

Not really. The audience doesn’t really know us so we see it as an opportunity to make new fans. It’s not really pressure. By the end of the set as long as I can get a few people smiling then the shows a success.