Brisbane: Life Of The Party live premiere
Yesterday in Brisbane, Australia, All Time Low premiered the third single off their upcoming album, Life Of The Party. You can watch the video below.
Posted by Moe on 13 May 2017
Brisbane: Recap video and pictures
Yesterday, All Time Low performed a show in Brisbane, Australia with The Maine and Neck Deep. The band posted a recap video of their set on their Facebook page. You can watch it by clicking the picture below.
The website Hysteria Mag attended the show and wrote a review, which you can check out on their website.
They also posted a few pictures, which were taken by Vincent Shaw. Check them out in our gallery!
x05: Concerts > Riverstage - Brisbane, Australia
Posted by Moe on 13 May 2017
Auckland review and pictures
Two days ago, the website The Speakeasy attended All Time Low's show in Auckland, New Zealand. They wrote a review, which you can read below.
For All Time Low fans, the live experience is everything. With that in mind, it’s easy to see why fans in New Zealand might feel a bit short changed. After all, it took them 7 years to finally make it over here for the first time in 2013, and even after that we had to wait another agonising 2 years between return visits. We get it though. We’re small and stupidly far away from literally anything, and all it means is that when they do finally make it over here, we appreciate it all the more. All Time Low always reward us for our patience and loyalty, which I guess brings us full circle as to why the live experience is so damn important: it’s like, out of this world kind of amazing.
Before the doors even opened for Wednesday evening’s show, all ticket holders were given an opportunity to attend a signing with the band simply by pre-ordering the upcoming record Last Young Renegade (coming June 2nd, just FYI), as well as offering a meet and greet opportunity to all members of their Hustler Fan Club and a few competition winners. It can sometimes take a while for bands to break down the barriers between themselves and the fans at a show, and for many it never happens, but for All Time Low, they just never put them up in the first place.
That’s why, when they finally took to the stage after a killer opening slot by Auckland’s own Openside (who, by the way, are getting better with every performance and we should be very excited for their new music), there seemed to be an instant connection between the band and the crowd. Setting the night off with the old fave Weightless and then transporting us back to their first NZ headline show with Somewhere in Neverland, there was instant engagement from everyone in the room, and as they finally got to play us something from Future Hearts (aka the album cycle that eluded NZ entirely), I found myself crying for the first time that night as we yelled the lyrics to Cinderblock Garden and danced our little hearts out.
Lead singer Alex Gaskarth and lead guitarist Jack Barakat spent the evening talking to us with ease, as though we’ve known each other for years – which I suppose in a way we have – and we all laughed as Jack addressed his misspelling of Auckland (or ‘Aukland’) in a Tweet on entry into our fine country. Self-deprecating humour is what this band does best, and there were numerous occasions throughout the evening during which we were able to laugh at their expense, and while naturally, as fans, we probably would have laughed at literally anything that came out of their mouths, I genuinely believe I still would have chuckled at the outrageous idea of Auckland being the “orgy capital of the world” had they simply been mere mortals.
Getting away from orgies and back to business, the foursome launched into A Love Like War, a song they originally recorded with Vic Fuentes of Pierce the Veil, and which is probably my current favourite out of all of their collaborations. It was at this point that I took a metaphorical step back and made the effort to really consider the sincerity of their music and of their performance over the next few songs, and suddenly it became hard to believe that the mind behind lyrics such as “what a shame, beautiful scars on critical veins” – a line in Kids in the Dark that we sang back with urgency – and the minds that have curated such stunning albums for all these years, were also the minds that could stand there and just be absolute unabashed idiots. It’s this kind of behaviour that makes these live shows so important to their fans, because while we get to know the deeper wanderings of Alex’s mind through their music, it is these interactions that allow us to see what they may be like when they’re just hanging out with their best friends. It’s a whole package with these guys, and in these moments it is easy to understand how they’ve built up such a fiercely loyal fanbase.
Following Something’s Gotta Give, which saw a room full of people on their mighty friends’ shoulders, and the continental premiere of the title track from the upcoming album Last Young Renegade, the band left Alex to stand alone with just his electric guitar in the centre of the stage, prepped to perform a universal fan favourite (because we’re all masochists), Therapy. Frankly, anticipating what was to come I had started crying before he had even strummed the first notes, and so the next 3-4 minutes was a blur (literally – my eyes were a misty mess), but I do recall the smile on Alex’s face as the thousand or so crowd members took over, and how warm it made me feel to know that there was a room full of people who were right there with me, also feeling the impact of those words.
Clearly sensing the diminishing good vibes (or just hearing our gut wrenching sobs), Alex made what might have been a successful attempt to cheer us up. That is, until the rest of the band not then rejoined him on stage to jump into the acoustically driven Missing You, beautifully showcasing Alex’s soft and sweet vocals, and setting us off all over again as we (or at least I) contemplated our importance on this earth. Slowly though, as All Time Low decided we, as Kiwis, needed more Lorde in our lives and graced us with a pretty bloody good rendition of Green Light, we found our dancing shoes again as the aptly incorporated green lighting lit up both stage and crowd.
Due to the show starting a few minutes late and having to adhere to curfews, the next song was to be the “last song”, as well as being Alex’s favourite out of all of the songs that All Time Low have ever written. Fun fact: the song in question – Take Cover – is one that was taken from their second live DVD Straight to DVD II, and the music video involves Alex wearing a pop punk style Taylor Swift singlet. Despite hearing whispers coming from people that didn’t recognise the song, there were plenty more that seemed absolutely stoked to be hearing it being played live for the first time, and the singalong that accompanied it made it the perfect choice for that “last song”.
It was, in fact, not the last song, and nobody was fooled in the slightest as we all began chanting, cheering, and clapping and whatever else we could think of in order to get the boys back on stage. After what truly seemed like 12 years, they were back for 3 whole songs that had all the old school fans squealing with delight. Lost in Stereo will never cease to send people into a wild frenzy, and the ancient throwback to Jasey Rae was welcomed with open arms and many tears, before I finally clambered on my friend’s shoulders to experience Dear Maria – the real last song – from 8 feet up in the air for what was definitely one of my top 10 concert experiences ever. For such a short set, it sure was crazy and exhausting, so to see every member of the crowd give everything they had left in those last few minutes was truly an ode to the limitless energy that All Time Low effortlessly create.
From start to finish, Jack bounced across the stage in a way that is not dissimilar to how you might imagine Tigger would, and equally as impossible to ignore, and there was a certain electricity reverberating between the 4 members that, in theory, you might think superhuman, particularly when maintained over the course of an hour and a half. For All Time Low, though, despite having been in America playing the MTV Awards Festival just 38 hours earlier, and feeling “batshit crazy”, there wasn’t a single moment where their energy wavered. They are born performers, both musically and in how they interact with the fans, and it never fails to feel just a little bit magical.
A few pictures posted on their website are now available in our gallery. Check them out!
+52: Concerts > PowerStation - Auckland, New Zealand
Posted by Moe on 12 May 2017
ZM interview: How well do you know NZ music?
When All Time Low were in Auckland, Alex and Jack stopped by the ZM Studios to talk about artists from New Zealand. They played a game where they had to guess the name of the Kiwi singer or rapper singing the song played by the radio hosts.
Watch the video below.
Posted by Moe on 11 May 2017
Auckland: Interview and photos
Last night, NZ Entertainment Podcast met with Alex in Auckland to talk about the band's seventh record Last Young Renegade. Read the interview below.
Punk group All Time Low have topped the charts, sold over 1.5 million albums worldwide, chalked up 100+ million views on YouTube, have 5+ million social media followers, and have sold out London’s Wembley Arena.
The Baltimore group had local band, Openside, open for them in a high-energy concert in Auckland last night.
The group played their only show only at Auckland’s iconic Powerstation on Wednesday 10th May before heading to Australia for their biggest run of headline shows ever.
Wal Reid got to chat with singer Alex Gaskarth about their upcoming new album Last Young Renegade
Wal. What’s the band been up to lately?
Alex: It’s been great man, exciting times, wrapping up, putting this new record out its busy, a little hectic it’s awesome. It’s always exciting getting ready to put out new music.
Wal: Tell me about the new album. How proud are you?
Alex: So, proud (laughter) Proud every time. We worked hard on this record, we put a lot into it and tried a lot of new things. It was a blast making this record, we worked with a lot of really good friends on it. I’m excited to share it with people, I think it’s some of the best songs we’ve written as a band which I probably say that every time, but, it does feel that way genuinely. I hope people love it as much as we do.
Wal: Any songs on the album that are quite personal to you?
Alex: Yeah, a lot of the songs on the record are written from a personal place. I think a lot of it deals with what I’ve been dealing with over the past few years kind of the ‘ups and downs’ of this ‘lifestyle’ the overall struggle of coming to terms with the world as you get older and realise that sometimes things get a bit weightier and ‘growing’ into that, becoming stronger because of that. It’s kind of the theme of the album to be honest.
Wal: Real heart on sleeve stuff?
Alex: It’s a little heavier than stuff we’ve done in the past but I don’t think it’s ‘heavy handed’ at the same time. At the end of the day we like to have hopeful music, it’s always a way for me to work things out in my own head when I’m writing, it’s very therapeutic.
Wal: Any Trump references on the new album or don’t you really care?
Alex: We definitely care. I think its interesting times over here to be sure, with that in mind the band has never really leaned political, we’ve always stayed away from it in a way or never tried to force our opinion by anyone, but I think there’s always an overall message of acceptance and hope, compassion in our music that we always strive for, that’s something we’ll always continue to push.
Wal: It’s no secret you guys tour a lot, what do you do in your downtime?
Alex: Yeah, we’re kind of all over the place, as we’ve grown up and gotten a little bit older everybody has their own thing going for them. Zachery’s got Hawaii and I split my time between Baltimore where we’re from, and L.A. where I work. Jack lives out in L.A. and Rian is in Nashville now and has a studio, so we have our own stuff going on when we’re not on the road, but we see each other all the time, it makes getting back together that much sweeter.
Wal: Tell us about the new album?
Alex: So, we worked with a good friend of ours Blake Harnage who did some of it and Colin Brittain who co-produced who we’ve written a lot of music with him in the past. We did all the pre-exploratory stuff with Blake and we had Colin round everything out, create the sound and form it together with us and come up with the whole concept of what the record was going to be all about.
Wal: What are the new music videos coming out?
Alex: We’ve got three out so far, we’re releasing them in volumes up until the album release. The first song was Dirty Laundry, it’s kind of one of the more sombre tracks, but it touched on the tone of the album. It’s about dealing with these struggles and coming to terms with who you are; then that led into Last Young Renegade which is a little more on the ‘light hearted’ side as far as songs go, more like the style of music people are familiar with us from years past, it kind of reflects on us in our younger days. The song that just came out was Life Of The Party, its about chasing ‘hollow’ truths or cheap thrills, its kind of about the pros and cons of that.
Wal: How do Kiwi & Aussie crowds fare compared to overseas audiences?
Alex: Australia holds it down. We’ve always been really well accepted there from whether coming over there to play or headlining our own shows or festivals, I think we’ve always been really warmly embraced by everybody over there. I remember once we had a guy come up on stage fully naked, which that’s only ever happened in Australia, its a good sign.
Wal: Are there any places you still have never played?
Alex: There are so many places we have left to go. We’re still trying to work it out as we go along, we’re seeing where we can get. We’d love to go to South Africa, there’s all kinds of places in the Middle East, we’ve still never played a show in Korea, there’s a million other places we haven’t played that we’d love to play if the opportunity ever came up.
Wal: Any features or collaborations on the new album?
Alex: Yes, one of my favourites we’ve ever done on the record called Ground Control and we feature Tegan & Sara on it. I’ve been a fan of theirs for so long, we wrote that song and it fit them, it fit the world that they come from. I’ve never really met them before and took ‘a shot in the dark’ and reached out and they came in and did the part and absolutely nailed it, it made that song really special.
Wal: Have you guys done much here besides playing in New Zealand?
Alex: We had a pretty incredible time in New Zealand to be honest. The first time we came over we were in and out of the place in under 24 hours but we ended up staying up all night because we were all jet lagged and it didn’t make sense to sleep after the show. We ended up going out with the show promoter after and went on this beautiful tour of the countryside that was maybe an hour from where we played and it was night time, the stars were out and everyone took bottles of wine, liquor and we all toasted up and watched the sun come up. It was pretty incredible, it was my first taste of New Zealand and it set the bar pretty damn high!
The first pictures from the concert at PowerStation were posted in our gallery. They were taken by Matty Vogel.
x05: Concerts > PowerStation - Auckland, New Zealand
Posted by Moe on 11 May 2017
MTV Movie and TV Awards
Today, All Time Low were at the MTV Movie and TV Awards to perform a few songs for their fans in the pouring rain. Check out the setlist for their set below.
Last Young Renegade
Something's Gotta Give
Watch a video of All Time Low performing Last Young Renegade below. You can also watch them play Dirty Laundry and Weightless.
Many pictures which were taken on the red carpet and on stage were posted. Most of them were taken by Rich Fury. Please credit Oh Calamity should you wish to use them.
x28: Appearances > 7 May 2017 - MTV Movie and TV Awards
Posted by Moe on 07 May 2017
Today, All Time Low were live on Facebook with Billboard to discuss their newest album Last Young Renegade and talk about the band's lifestyle. If you missed it, you can watch the video below.
Alex posted a picture from this appearance on his Instagram account. You can check it out in our gallery!
x01: Appearances > 5 May 2017 - Billboard interview
Posted by Moe on 05 May 2017
Alex and Rian recently talked to AllTheRageTV to talk about their upcoming album Last Young Renegade, which will come out on 2 June 2017. They mentioned the artists who helped influence the album, and how they wanted to try a different sound for the band.
Watch the video below.
Posted by Moe on 04 May 2017
BUILD Series interview
This afternoon, All Time Low were on BUILD Series to answer questions live on Facebook. They talked about their upcoming album and teased the fans by mentioning a few as yet unheard songs from the record.
You can watch the video below.
Posted by Moe on 03 May 2017
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