Abstratti Produtora interview with Alex
On the 13th of September 2015, All Time Low will play in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Before the show, the Brazilian website Abstratti Produtora interviewed Alex to talk about Future Hearts and their upcoming show in South America. Read the translation written by Oh Calamity below.
Your latest album is entitled Future Hearts (2015). With this idea, how would you like future hearts to act? What would people with a good heart be like?
Alex Gaskarth — I think that we need to treat each other with respect and kindness. Moreover, I think it’s necessary to realise that life is all about enjoying moments with other people.
When you started the band, you were still in high school. Now that you have grown as artists, how do you think that you have evolved as a person who is successful and is used to touring the world?
Alex Gaskarth — We learn a lot just by seeing so many things around the world. When you have been travelling since you were really young, you get that feeling that the world is smaller as it looks and that we all live similar lives. This brought me closer to other human beings.
You named your band after a song by New Found Glory (who already played at Opinião in Porto Alegre, where you will also perform). By the way, you have already toured with NFG and other bands that you look up to. How does it feel to be close to those bands whose music you grew up with? And even better, how does it feel to play on the same stage as them?
Alex Gaskarth — It’s always awesome to share the stage with the people who used to be our heroes when we were teenagers, and to be able to call many of them our friends now. We have come a long way.
All Time Low released six albums, a few EPs and many singles — which is quite a lot for a band that has only been around since 2003. Has it always been in your plans to keep recording albums and release that many songs?
Alex Gaskarth — I’m not sure we ever had a plan. It’s hard to say because I could never have imagined that the band would go this far. We just decide on the moment as we want to give our fans what they expect from us. Everything we do, we do it so as to make our fans happy.
As a musician, what do you think changed the most since you released your first album The Party Scene (2005)?
Alex Gaskarth — We grew up a lot. We are totally different songwriters now — because we actually know what we are doing now. Haha!
About Full Frontal (the radio show hosted by Alex and guitarist Jack Barakat): where did the idea of starting such a project come from? Can you tell us more about it?
Alex Gaskarth — We just thought it would be fun to extend what Jack and I do on stage. There are many interactions with the fans and we tell a lot of jokes. So, in a way, Full Frontal is a continuity of the fun times we have on stage.
ATL is said to belong to the genre of pop punk. Do you mind this label or doesn’t it matter to you?
Alex Gaskarth — I don’t think it matters that much to us.
How does it feel to be on stage and be connected to the people who enjoy your music? Can we expect an amazing performance in Porto Alegre?
Alex Gaskarth — Everything that matters to us in ATL is to interact with the fans. When we hit the stage, we want to make sure that the audience is enjoying the show with us. So, everything has to do with the chemistry we have with the people who came to see us. We want the crowd to be left with great memories of our shows.
Posted by Moe on 02 Sep 2015
Photographers: Oh Calamity is recruiting!
All Time Low are about to tour the world once again this year, and we want you guys to work for us. If you are an aspiring photographer and dream to shoot a concert, we would love to give you this opportunity! We have already worked with Alice Chanal back in 2011, and we are looking for people from anywhere in the world to shoot pictures of All Time Low and be featured in our gallery.
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the information requested below and we will contact the concert venues for you in order to try to get you a photo pass.
Name and country
A few pictures you took (not necessarily at shows)
Posted by Moe on 02 Sep 2015
Sunday Brunch: Watch Alex and Jack cook
Yesterday, All Time Low was on the show Sunday Brunch to learn how to cook. You can watch the video of Jack and Alex cooking and talking sports while Rian and Zack are watching, below.
A few new pictures from this appearance were posted on Scream Promotions's Twitter account and they are now available in our gallery. Check them out!
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Posted by Moe on 31 Aug 2015
Leeds Festival: Interviews and pictures
A few days ago, we shared a written interview which Alex and Jack did with BBC Newsbeat at Leeds Festival. Today, the website posted the video of this interview on their YouTube account. You can watch it below.
The same website posted another interview in which Jack and Alex are sharing their best stage fails. Click this link to watch it.
The first pictures from Leeds Festival were added to the gallery a few days ago. Here is the recap.
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Sunday Brunch: Something's Gotta Give and pictures
This morning, All Time Low was on the show Sunday Brunch on British television. The band learnt to cook and they also got to play the first single off Future Hearts: Something's Gotta Give. Watch the performance below.
A few pictures from this appearance were added to the gallery. Check them out!
Posted by Moe on 30 Aug 2015
BBC Newsbeat: Interview at Leeds Festival
BBC Newbeat posted a short video in which Alex and Jack are showing us their best dance moves. You can watch it by clicking the picture below.
You can also read their interview with Jack and Alex, in which they are talking about their upcoming arena tour in the United Kingdom:
All Time Low have announced their first solo UK arena tour.
Taking place in February 2016, the band admit they'll have a production budget to play with to put on a show.
You'd expect flames for a show of that size, but guitarist Jack Barakat says they might shun the pyrotechnics.
"We're not gonna do fire... we're gonna do ice!" he says.
"It kind of sounds dangerous but we're gonna do it."
He may be tongue-in-cheek but it's going to be a big moment for the US band, who previously did a joint arena tour with their mates You Me At Six.
They'll play five arena dates as part of their Back To The Future Hearts tour.
"It's the first time we've ever played anything at that level," says Jack. "The sky's the limit." Frontman Alex Gaskarth adds: "We're still in that phase of planning exactly what we're going to do but there's going to be so much room for stuff."
The band speak to us from their dressing room at Leeds Festival, the day after performing at Reading.
"Reading was insane," says Alex.
"We brought a bunch of people up on the stage for Time-Bomb but it was tough because the stage is huge and there's a bit of distance from the crowd."
"Getting them up on stage took a little longer than expected," says Jack. "So it started to get a bit awkward. Time was dragging and dragging.
"In the end we started the song but as soon as we began, the people from the crowd made it to have a dance with us."
With 1.5 million followers on Twitter, the band receive an extensive amount of fan art.
"People think we're the artists but our fans are way more talented than us," says Jack.
"There's a girl called Holly who does these cartoon versions of us," adds Alex. "I'm addicted to them."
"She's done a series of them so pretty much any time we do anything she draws a new version of us, usually within an hour.
"Someone also gave us a drawing of all of us on the iron throne in Game of Thrones. It was awesome and really well done."
If you're worried about them hearing show spoilers, don't worry. They're up to date with the series.
Reading Festival: Gigwise interview and pictures
Yesterday, Alex and Jack were interviewed by the website Gigwise and they talked about their new album Future Hearts and their upcoming UK tour. Watch the video below.
The people living in the United Kingdom can also watch the band's full performance shot yesterday. Click this link.
More pictures from Reading Festival were added to the gallery. Check them out!
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Upset Magazine interview
Yesterday, Upset Magazine talked to Alex and Jack about their upcoming arena tour in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. You can read the article below.
“The UK has been very good to us lately,” starts Alex Gaskarth backstage at Reading Festival. In a few hours time All Time Low will take to the main stage and, despite the “Reading Jitters,” will put in an energetic, polished yet goofy set. Its no wonder the band have a run of arena shows booked for early next year.
“We’re stoked,” continues Alex. “We’ve been working our butts off , touring forever and there’s just an amazing support group over here. The fans have been rabid, showing up and telling their friends about us.”
“They have a nice appreciation for rock music here, not everywhere in the world has that. We feel at home here,” adds Jack Barakat.
“There’s definitely a pressure to deliver. We’re going to have to bring our a-game. All Time Low shows, we never really plan them. Keep it loose and see what happens,” Alex says with a smile. “It’s going to be insane though. We did a tour with You Me At Six earlier this year and we just kept getting requests for more Future Hearts, to come back and bring more new record. ‘We’re not playing enough new songs’ so we figured, let’s just do it again. “
“It’s very nerve-wracking putting out a new album because it’s so easy for fans to fall back on the old stuff,” reasons Alex. “What’s been cool with this record cycle is that people are really getting behind the music.”
“It’s All Time Low with a new energy,” Jack states before Alex continues.“I think it’s just a better record. We learnt a lot. It has elements of all the stuff we’ve done in the past, but we do it all a lot better now.”
“The big thing this time is to bring the whole Future Hearts album and put that in arenas and deliver. Give the fans what they want. We’re ready for the challenge.”
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