April 20, 2017 |

Desert Island Discs – Kieren of Coast to Coast 20/4/17

Desert Island Discs – Kieren of Coast to Coast 20/4/17

April 20, 2017 |

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Birmingham punk rockers Coast to Coast like it loud - but how did they get to their gritty punk style? Vocalist Kieran takes us through some of his musical influences.

Good Charlotte - The Young and The Hopeless. 

This was the first album I remember buying from my local HMV. I played it front to back for days on end. I still put it on now and then, it brings back so many emotions. It was definitely my gateway into alternative music. I never stopped playing this album, most likely to my parents dismay, but they were probably relieved I never went full circle and started dressing like the band. But 10 year old me most certainly thought Good Charlotte were the coolest group of people on the planet.

Real Friends - Everyone That Dragged You Here. 

My favourite EP of all time. Real Friends quickly became my favourite band with this release and I have loved them ever since. This record was pivotal in my decision to join a band myself. This EP is special to me as it brings back some of my fondest memories. I worked in Illinois in the summer of 2013 and was lucky enough to go to Warped Tour where I saw Real Friends playing to a massive hometown crowd. It was at that point that I knew I wanted to be part of the alternative scene and make music myself. Real Friends and this EP in particular were a massive inspiration for me when we were writing 'The Length of a Smile'