Brit pop-punkers All Tied Up have received comparisons to the likes of All Time Low, A Day To Remember, Blink 182 and even Green Day. The quartet’s American influences and Northern vocal delivery create a unique British sound that is refreshing in a pop punk genre that sees Brits put on American accents. We asked the band to take on the A-Z challenge.
A song that made you want to make music?
Pretty much anything written by Elvis Costello!
Best rider you’ve ever had?
We’ve never been blessed with a rider before (although the MK11 venue boys always look after us well) – but Monkey
Shoulder scotch/ Crystal Head vodka would be more than welcomed in the future!
Craziest thing you’ve experienced in the band?
A fatal shooting just up the road from where we played in London on a tour in 2015…. luckily, we missed the bullets and only got caught up in the aftermath!
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
Hmmm.. hard to pick, but ‘Asbestos Box’ from the new record is pretty deep in general and is about a slow self-aware descent into insanity
Easiest song you wrote?
‘Defect in the System‘ Dave and Nick wrote and recorded in front of a laptop in about 2 hours flat!
Favourite song in your set?
Currently ‘Master of Disguise‘ from the new record
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Dave Grohl/ Ronnie Radke – whoever has the clearest schedule!
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Nick was the original drummer for djent band Hacktivist.
Jokes you have in the band?
If we ever get to Iron Maiden level and get to go on ‘secret warm up’ shows before playing massive stadiums – we’ll most likely do it under the name ‘Davey and the Queefs…‘
Key to writing a song?
Finding that killer hook!
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
Approx 149.5 miles!
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
John Feldmann – for his pure diversity, energy and talent!
New band you’d recommend?
Not quite ‘new’ (but new to us!) – Forever Came Calling!
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Place you’d most like to tour?
Planet Earth – its full of amazing towns, cities and countries we want to see and experience!
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
This is me.. what you get is what you see..
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
It’s the name of one of the tracks from the record, but it also signifies breaking out of the ‘local’ scene and making even bigger noise globally (hopefully!)
See us live at?
New Cross Inn (London) Aug 27th,
MK11 Live Music Venue
(Milton Keynes) Sept 22nd,
Lincoln Imp (Scunthorpe) Sept 23rd
plenty more announcements and shows to come – keep an eye on our socials!
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
From a label investment perspective the older days were way better – but with modern technology it’s far easier to reach a wider audience, so its difficult to decide! – We definitely like older music as much as newer music! – fuck it…. pass!
Seriously considering a boudoir range for the ladies…
Variations you’d like to do of any of your songs?
Definitely country versions – violins, steel lap guitars and banjos would sound killer on a couple of our tracks!
What do your fans mean to you?
More than words can express – they are our lifeblood and without them, there would be no purpose for us
Xrays or any other treatments needed for band related injuries?
Nick attempted a backflip off of a moving car before a show once and unknowingly played an hour with a broken wrist #hero #wanker
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Dave.. without fail.. he always cuts it fine!
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
Zebra – as no two of us are the exact same