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.
Our chat with Homesafe went as follows:
You’re playing at Slam Dunk Festival this year – are you excited?
Yes! We are beyond excited. It’s our very first time playing anywhere overseas.
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 don’t really have a preference. Festivals are always fun because it’s an entire day and there’s always an awesome variety of bands to see and things to do.
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 have never been before! We are absolutely ecstatic to see Jimmy Eat World. There are so many great artists playing! We recommend seeing everyone from Goldfinger, to Counterparts, Say Anything, and Taking Back Sunday. We’re also excited to check out some of the newer bands that we’ve never really heard of before this festival!
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 on, and which are you looking forward to visiting the most?
We honestly have no idea, I’m sure they’ll all be great and we are so excited to be visiting these places. It is insane to us that we are able to do this at all.
Are you touring alongside the festival? If so, where and when are you playing?
We are not! We’re coming over exclusively for the festival!
Are you releasing any new music soon? If so, what can you tell us about it?
Our debut full-length album, One, is coming out on June 29th via Pure Noise Records. We are so proud of the album and can not wait for people to hear it.
Why do you think people should come and see you perform live, and what can people expect from your show at Slam Dunk?
Live music is very important to us. In fact, it is the most important thing to us. We strive to provide an unforgettable performance that has people left and wanting more. It’s raw, and it’s all real. Live music is everything. We are going to lose our minds at Slam Dunk.
Any last words for the fans?
Thank you for all of the support, without it we would not be able to do anything like this.
By Jane Howkins