BBC Radio 1: Interview with Greg James

Today, All Time Low were on BBC Radio 1 with host Greg James in Cardiff, UK. They all took an ice bath for charity and if you live in the United Kingdom, you can text GREG to 70703 to donate £3. Watch a video posted on BBC Radio 1's Facebook page below.

What a perfect way to end Greg's day... An ice bath with All Time Low ❄️❄️

Posted by BBC Radio 1 on Tuesday, 9 February 2016

A picture from this public appearance was posted on social media and it is now available in our gallery. Check it out!

Posted by Moe on 09 Feb 2016

Photos: Back To The Future Hearts UK + Irish Tour Rehearsals

The Back To The Future Hearts Tour across the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland kicks off in two days in Cardiff. All Time Low have been in England for the past few days and have been rehearsing for their upcoming shows. Check out the first pictures from this tour in our gallery and we will keep you updated on the setlist as soon as we can.

Posted by Moe on 08 Feb 2016

Throwback Thursday: Venice 2011

For this week's Throwback Thursday, I have added a few pictures which were taken in Venice, Italy at the Heineken Jammin Festival 2011. Check them out in the gallery.
As for the video of the week, watch All Time Low perform the song Do You Want Me (Dead?) live.

+10 : Concerts > Heineken Jammin Festival

Posted by Moe on 04 Feb 2016

Japan: Concert pictures

Yesterday night, All Time Low played their last Japanese show in Nagoya. A few pictures, which were posted on the band's Facebook page and on various Japanese websites were added to our gallery. Check out a recap below.

Posted by Moe on 04 Feb 2016

Emily Beckerbelieveit's All Time Low Colouring Book

On the 8th of February, the artist Emily Beckerbelieveit will release an All Time Low colouring book. You will be able to buy it on her store but you can also participate in Wall Of Sound's contest to try to win it.

The book will include drawings of photoshoots and drawings of the band on stage, which you can preview below.

Posted by Moe on 03 Feb 2016

Life according to Jack Barakat

Recently, the website Sugarscape talked to Jack to ask him questions about himself. You can read the article below.
You all know me as…
Jack from All Time Low. Or the naked guy.

My closest friends call me…
Boner. Can I say that? Can I say Boner? My best friend does call me that. I don't know why, it started in like 7th grade

My Patronus would be…
A turtle. I love how they just chill and always look happy, I like that about them. I like to pretend that they're never sad.

If I'm at a buffet table, the first thing I reach for is…
Gotta go straight to the dessert area. Can't go wrong with chocolate cake, that's always a good thing to start a meal with. Then go savoury.

My go to karaoke song is…
'Living on a Prayer' by Bon Jovi. Because I shouldn't be singing it because it actually takes a good singer to sing it, so it's a challenge. It's a really hard song to sing, I wanna be challenged. I don't think anyone's ever made it sound good, I think it's hilarious.

If I got my leg stuck down the toilet, the first person I'd call would be...
Shit! I'd probably call Alex and tell him that I'm gonna be missing the next tour. He wouldn't be helpful in the slightest. Rian would be a good person to ask for help.

People who… should be sent to live on the Moon.
I don't like when people talk really close to my face. When people are close talkers, people who are inches away from my face when they talk. It makes me uncomfortable.

My phone background is…
A calming picture. It's this green tube that you use in the pool, sitting in arctic water. It's really cool looking. It's like summer and winter in one picture. It used to be Niall Horan from One Direction. He's my favourite one.

If I adopted a famous person, it would be…
Possibly Niall, but on a bigger spectrum I think it would be cool to have Chris Pratt as my son, even though he's older than me. It seems like he'd be fun. He's a goofball.

If there's eggs for breakfast, I'll have them…
I just had eggs! I had an omelette, it was pretty good. It had mushrooms, turkey sausage and a shit load of hot sauce.

If I could only take 3 items to space with me they would me…
My iPad to watch cartoons, I'd like to figure out a way to eat cheeseburgers every day up there so maybe like cheeseburger ingredients and a grill, and a bottle of whisky. Maybe a million bottles of whisky.

I first realised I was officially famous when…
We still don't consider ourselves famous, but maybe 'well known' in the rock world. I think it was when fans started waiting after the shows to meet us, that was really weird. When we first started out, the only people coming to shows were peers, people from our high school, they were waiting around after to meet us, they were waiting around after to party, hang, be our friends. So once we actually got fans waiting around for signatures. I remember feeling like 'this is so strange. Why do you want me to sign this? This is so weird.'

On my birthday I'd like…. to jump out of a giant cake.
Good question. Niall.. hahaha. He'd be like 'I'm not gonna get in the fucking cake but I'll come and hang out with you.'

The thing that would annoy you most about me is..
I'm definitely very high energy. It can be annoying if the people you're with are not in the mood for it, not having it.

My ultimate pearls of wisdom for the world are...
Be comfortable with yourself. I've always lived by the mentality of 'do what you want and do whatever makes you happy'. Don't do things for other people because deep inside you won't be happy and fuck that.

Posted by Moe on 31 Jan 2016

Japan: Setlist and first pictures

All Time Low arrived in Japan a few days ago and they played their first show tonight. You can find the setlist below. Please note that the set will be longer in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Kids In The Dark
Lost In Stereo
A Love Like War
Dancing With A Wolf
Backseat Serenade
Don't You Go
Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't)
Something's Gotta Give
Dear Maria, Count Me In
On their days off, the band hung out with ONE OK ROCK. You can find a few pictures which were taken by Tom Falcone in the gallery.

Posted by Moe on 30 Jan 2016

MTV UK interview with Jack

MTV UK recently talked to Jack about the band's albums and the possibility of doing something to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their 2nd EP Put Up Or Shut Up. Read the article below.
You’re bringing your Back To The Future Hearts Tour to the UK next month, supporting your latest record, Future Hearts. Going back a bit, you released Dirty Work in 2011 to mixed reviews and then Don’t Panic in 2012, which was very well received. Fans seemed a little anxious ahead of Future Hearts and the potential sound change, after nailing it with Don’t Panic...
"I think every album we’ve released, we released for a purpose and a meaning. We don’t want to completely change our sound, but we want to make them a little different and don’t want to release the same album twice. I think with Future Hearts, we saw it as an evolution of Don’t Panic and a step forward; a more eclectic album with more diversity, but still kept the All Time Low sound, and I think we were really successful with that.
"We wrote and recorded the album we wanted to make and it clicked with fans, so we were lucky in that sense. We haven’t changed too much over the years, but it’s always good to keep changing. Our fans are growing up, so we don’t want to keep releasing the same album."

You chose John Feldmann, who produced 5 Seconds Of Summer's two albums, to produce Future Hearts. Did his work with 5SOS influence you to work with him? Did you want a more mainstream-sounding record?
"Here’s a true story, before All Time Low had played a show, we dreamed of working with John Feldmann. I would always be like, “What if John Feldmann worked with us?” and this was when we were like 13/14. It was always kind of instilled in our bodies that one day we would want to work with him. For the most part, I’d say he was probably doing ‘darker’ albums, he did The Used and Story of the Year. He kind of always had a rock edge to him, so we thought for a while that he wouldn’t be a right fit.
Then we worked with him a couple of times on Dirty Work; we wrote 'Heroes' with him, which is a big song within our fanbase and two years down the road, his name was still being brought up. It was just finding the right time and the right place, and everything kind of came together. It wasn’t because of 5SOS that we went with John Feldmann. The 5SOS thing did help, because Alex was in the studio with Feldmann recently, so the experience was still fresh in his mind, but other than that, I would say that would be the only bridge there. It was just always something we wanted to do since the beginning."

Feldmann also fronts the ska-punk band Goldfinger, were you not interested in going down the ska route?
" If you listen closely on the album, there’s definitely some weird things there. We do have trumpets in some parts. There was a song that was actually pretty horn-influenced that didn’t make the album that was really catchy, but it just didn’t feel right. There’s a lot of violins on the album, which was cool. It’s nice to have that kind of stuff, but still make All Time Low songs. Feldmann was really good for that and I think he brought a really cool energy."

Future Hearts was very well received, and I saw Alex recently tweet that you’re already writing again...
"Yeah, we’ve definitely started writing. We were waiting until January to get back right in there. If there’s anything our fans have learned from All Time Low - we don’t take long between albums. I don’t have a day or anything, but I’d expect something sooner rather than later."

After your commercial success, is there pressure to maintain that popularity? Do you ever approach songs like, ‘Would this sound good on radio?’
"There’s always that conversation, because you want to continue growing. You want to write songs that people are going to like. We never wanted to be the band that writes dark, indie music.
"Since the beginning, we’ve always wanted to write catchy, poppy songs that everyone can have a good time to, so I don’t think that’s going to change. It’s our seventh record, so I think we’ll feel the least pressure we’ve ever felt making an album. We’re not afraid of anything at this point. We’ve been through the ups and downs, so we’re just going to make a new All Time Low album and it’ll probably be the best one we’ve made. I think fans will like it."

It’s amazing to see how far you’ve come, from supporting the likes of Plain White T’s in 2007 to headlining The O2. Only a few other bands from that era and scene have really made it, like Fall Out Boy and Paramore. What do you think is your appeal?
"I think it’s a mix of right place, right time. I’d say we were kind of on the tail-end of that whole scene of bands. We were a little late to the party, but we got there just in time. I do think we have a very unique connection with the people that listen to our music. I don’t know if many bands have that same connection, it’s rare and I haven’t seen it that much before.
"It’s a special thing, especially in the UK, the fans that saw us open with the Plain White T’s in 2007 are coming to see us play at the O2. It’s that kind of fanbase we have and I think it’s the reason why we’re able to play these massive venues. I’d say we’ve had a low commercial success in the UK, we’ve been on the radio a bit, but I don’t think that’s the reason we’re able to play these big venues.
"I feel like it’s been a snowball effect; once these UK fans became All Time Low fans, I don’t think they went anywhere. We’re very appreciative of it and we definitely wouldn’t be able to play those kind of venues without them."

Is it a bit mind-blowing having a band like Good Charlotte supporting you on your Back To The Future Hearts Tour, surely you grew up listening to them?
"It definitely is mind-blowing! I grew up idolising Good Charlotte, they were the band that gave us hope to become a band out of Maryland. They were like the hometown heroes.
"Every time we hang out, even now since we’ve become friends, it’s still so bizarre to be in their presence, because they’re the reason why we’re doing what we’re doing. I would say it’s more flattering that they accepted the tour with us and they wanted to do it. It’s great for younger fans too who have heard of Good Charlotte, but don’t know their music."

It’s been 10 years since the release of your Put Up or Shut Up EP, will you be playing any shows to commemorate it or anything?
"That’s something that we’ve kind of discussed, but we haven’t confirmed anything. We did one show at the end of last year and we played Put Up or Shut Up in full, it was just a cool experiment to see how it would do and it was probably the most fun show I’ve had in a really long time. I think it’s a very strong possibility."

You also take out a lot of newer and younger pop punk bands on tour like Neck Deep and State Champs, is that a label thing or do you have a say?
"That’s a good thing about being All Time Low - everything we do, we do because we want to. We’ve never been that band that’s been told what to do. We always have an opinion and we’ve had the same manager since we were 16.
"When we headline, we take out whoever we want to take out. The label sometimes suggests bands they’ve signed and we’ll take them out, if we like them. That’s a cool thing about being in this band, it’s nice to have that influence on fans and introduce them to newer bands and give them our stamp of approval."

What was the last gig you went to as a fan?
"Actually tonight, one of my best friends scored me tickets to see Elton John in like a 2,000 cap venue, so I’m literally freaking out. I had trouble sleeping last night. I’ve never seen Elton John play and it’s such an intimate venue. I have really high hopes that it’s going to be one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. I’m excited!"

Are there any bands you’re excited about at the moment or any releases you’re looking forward to?
"I’m really excited about the new Panic! At The Disco album, I’ve always been a big fan and think Brendon Urie is a genius. He does no wrong in my eyes.
"I’ve been listening to the Twenty One Pilots album a lot; I’m friends with Josh in the band and he’s become a close friend. Me, personally, when I make a personal connection with a band member, I tend to listen to their music and it kind of makes you appreciate it a bit more. I like good people making good music."

Thanks for your time! Do you have any final words about the tour?
"The UK has always been, in my opinion, my favourite place to tour, so I’m really excited to get back. I look at our Facebook every day and I can’t believe we’re headlining the biggest venue we’ve ever played. It’s something myself, and I’m sure the other guys, think about pretty regularly, so we’re really excited!"

Posted by Moe on 27 Jan 2016

Rock Sound interview with Jack

Jack recently spoke with the British magazine Rock Sound to talk about the band's upcoming arena tour across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Read what he had to say in the article below.
Says Jack: “It’s pretty surreal, to be honest! We’ve never headlined a tour in venues like this, so it’s going to be a first time for us and for our fans, a whole different experience. I’m excited to take our show to that next level, to do what we always do, but on an even bigger stage. I think it’s going to be entertaining all round, and we refuse to let anyone down. The line-up is out of this world, too.”

“Right now there are no worries, but I guarantee you that a couple of seconds before walking onstage in Cardiff, at the first show, I will be freaking out. At the beginning of last year we toured similar venues with You Me At Six, our first time co-headlining on stages of the same size. I was the most nervous I’d ever been pre-show, truly. I’m really comfortable with our band and what we’ve achieved, so playing in small venues and clubs feels like second nature. This is completely out of our comfort zone, but I still expect it to be tonnes of fun. The second I hit the stage and see everyone out in the audience, any worries will disappear instantly.”

“It’s going to take some more getting used to, but the thing that made it so fun and comfortable was how happy we are onstage together. It doesn’t really matter how big the venue is; when I look to my left I’ll still see Alex , Zack and Rian there with me. Whatever stage you throw us on, we’ll make it feel like home. The fans play a big role in that too. When they’re there, we always feel comfortable.”

“We’re really bad at pre-planning, so for better or worse we’ve always rolled with the punches. It’s kind of similar this time – but hey, it’s worked out before, right? I know that it’s going to be awesome, and people can expect some big surprises. You’ve never seen All Time Low like this before, but at its core it’ll be the same sort of show we’ve always done. The dick jokes will definitely be there, the crowd-surfing will be there, but just with a tonne more lights and stuff thrown in.”

“Oh, for sure!”

“I’d be lying to you if I said it wasn’t tough at this point! We’ve got six albums to draw from, and it’s hard to find something that we’ll all agree on, while also making our fans happy. We’re so close that we hardly ever argue about anything, but that’s the one thing we’ll have serious disagreements over! It’s the best kind of problem to have, though. In the end, it’s going to be an All Time Low show, but a little bit more unique and different.”

“It’s a dream come true situation. We grew up idolizing Good Charlotte, because they’re from about 40 minutes away from us, and they’re the hometown heroes of our area. They’re the band who made it out of this small city, and gave bands like ours the hope to do exactly what they did. I’ve been following them since I was a kid, one of the first shows I ever went to was a GC show, and I was actually in the crowd where they filmed the video for ‘Festival Song’. It’s crazy to see this whole thing come around full-circle. Having them opening up for us is an honour and a privilege, and I couldn’t think of a better band to bring along. It’s cool for us, and hopefully even cooler for the fans coming down.”

“One of the things I love about this band is that we always get to pick who we tour with, you know? When Against The Current’s name was thrown into the hat, everyone gravitated towards them. All four of us like what they’re doing, and we see them as a young band with huge talent and potential. Hopefully through this tour, a whole lot of new people will get to hear their music too.”

“We’re really early in the process of writing some new material at the moment. We took the last couple of weeks of 2015 to settle down and take the year in with family and friends, but as soon as January 1st hit, Alex was back to the writing. Any All Time Low fan could tell you that we don’t like to take much time between albums – we want to constantly be touring and releasing new stuff for people. I don’t know how long this next record is going to take, but hopefully we’ll be back with something sooner rather than later.”

“If you don’t come, you could potentially be making the worst decision of your entire life, and you’ll probably regret it until the day you die. No big deal or anything…”

Posted by Moe on 15 Jan 2016

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