In honour of the annual Slam Dunk Festival next weekend, we sat down with a bunch of bands playing at the festival to get to know them a little more, and find out just why our dear readers should go and see them at the festival.
First up, it’s The Faim.
You’re playing at Slam Dunk Festival this year – are you excited?
We’re very excited to be playing Slam Dunk this year! The most exciting part will be seeing the response to our live set as we’re a new band to the festival scene and the U.K. We all grew up listening to so many of the bands playing, so it’s going to be amazing sharing the stage with them!
How does a festival show differ from a normal gig for you, and which do you prefer? What are your favourite festivals to go to or play at?
We’ve never played at a festival before, so we’re excited to perform for the audience that a festival like Slam Dunk brings. Everyone is there to have a good time and listen to awesome music. The goal is for the crowd to have as much fun as we do on stage!
Have you been to the festival before? What other acts are you looking forward to seeing, and who can you recommend our readers check out?
We’ve never been to Slam Dunk, but with the amazing line-up this year we know it’s going to be a great time. We’re all looking forward to seeing so many different bands play but seeing Good Charlotte live is something we’re most looking forward to. Who wouldn’t be excited for them!?
We recently supported Sleeping With Sirens on their Australian tour. Those guys have such a great live sound, not to mention they’re just bloody legends. You can expect high energy, lots of crowd interaction, and that their songs will be stuck in your head all day.
The Festival is now on three sites, with one in Leeds, Hatfield, and Birmingham. Which site do you think will be the best to perform in, and which are you looking forward to visiting themost?
All three sites are expected to be incredible. We can’t wait to visit all the cities and meet everyone!
Are you touring alongside the festival? If so, where and when are you playing?
There are three headline shows we’ll be playing just before and after Slam Dunk!
Friday 25th May – Stereo, Glasgow,
Thursday 31st May – The Anvil, Bournemouth,
Friday 1st June – Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham.
Are you releasing any new music soon? If so, what can you tell us about it?
Our newest single Summer Is A Curse is officially released on Friday 18th of May! Go check it out!
Yes you can expect more new music throughout the rest of this year so stay tuned.
Why do you think people should come and see you perform live, and what can people expect from your show at Slam Dunk?
You can expect a raw and authentic performance from us – what you see is what you get. We can guarantee there will be something for everyone in our set, and that everyone can find something to enjoy.
Any last words for the fans?
A big part of what we do is meeting everyone that takes the time to come see us play. It wouldn’t be possible for us to reach our biggest goals without the amazing support we receive from you guys and we couldn’t be more grateful for it.
Without our fans we wouldn’t be playing at Slam Dunk!
By Jane Howkins