Interview with Jack: Future Hearts, collaborations & Fan Girl



Today, the website Wetpaint Entertainment has posted an interview they did with Jack. In the article, he is talking about touring, the upcoming album Future Hearts, their collaborations with various artists, and also the movie Fan Girl, in which All Time Low will make an appearance. Check it out below.
What can you tell me about the band’s upcoming sixth album, Future Hearts?
Future Hears, obviously we’re very excited about it. I think it’s a little more of a commercially-acceptable and widely-acceptable arena version of Don’t Panic. A lot of the songs are in a similar vein, but I think Don’t Panic had its job of being an album that kind of brought our band back to the roots and back to where we came from and was reminiscent of So Wrong, It’s Right but I compare Future Hearts maybe a little more to Nothing Personal which I’d say was our most commercially-successful album. I think the songs are very catchy, straightforward, pop/rock songs that are easy to listen to and tell a good story.

You’ve got some great collaborations on Future Hearts, can you tell us about those?
It was awesome. The song we did with (Good Charlotte’s) Joel Madden has kind of a Third Eye Blind vibe to it and we thought Joel’s voice would sound awesome on it. The Mark Hoppus (Blink-182) song was actually one we all wrote together then asked Mark to sing on it after the fact because we thought his voice would lend itself to the style of the song.

You guys have been around for over a decade and that’s an accomplishment in the music industry. What keeps you guys together?
I think there’s two parts to keeping your band around for this long. One of them is you have to like each other and get along. You have to respect each other and know each other’s boundaries and know each other’s roles and just be comfortable with what you do and being on the road together. We grew up together and we’ve been through everything together — the good and the bad — and we’ve built such a strong bond that I don’t think anything really, at this point, could tear us apart bandwise. And music-wise, I think you have to know your audience and know your fan base and grow with them and try not to turn their backs on them or do something that would upset them. Write music you know they’re going to like and tell their friends about because, in the end, they’re the people rooting for you. Not the people that haven’t heard your band, it’s the people that love you and love what you do. As long as they’re happy, we’re good.

Tell me more about your movie Fan Girl with Meg Ryan and Kiernan Shipka!
It was a crazy thing. A couple years ago we started getting emails saying a company wanted to write a movie about the band and this girl’s love for the band and her relationship with her mother because of her obsession with this band. We didn’t really take it too seriously because we hear about this stuff all the time and it never comes to fruition, but it started to get more serious and they started to get further along in the production of it. Then we found out Kiernan Shipka was going to be in it and we thought, “Wow, this is a real thing. This is really happening.” Then Meg Ryan got cast in it and we were like, “Wow, this is unbelievable.” Then they asked us to be in it and perform live. We did that for a couple songs and Alex has a couple scenes in the movie. It turned out great and we’re honored to be part of a real, actual movie with successful and great actors and actresses in it.

Working with 5 Seconds of Summer?
It’s kind of an honor to work with a group like them who are just such passionate dudes who grew up listening to our band. It’s wild to see them be so successful, massive, and look up to us. It’s really humbling, it’s nice to hear. We’d love to work with them as much as possible.

It’s crazy being around as long as you guys have been seeing younger bands influenced by your music!
It is crazy! I remember back when we first started getting bigger tours like we ended up touring with Good Charlotte, Yellowcard, and New Found Glory and we’d tell them obviously we loved them and grew up listening to them. They said one day that would happen to us, we’d be that band, and we were like, “Nah. Not true. We don’t believe you.” And now it’s starting to happen and I guess it’s just a crazy little cycle and there’s no stopping it.

Being on tour I’m sure there’s a lot of TV bonding time between you and the guys. What do you guys watch together?
Every Game of Thrones episode we all kind of gather around together. We were all really into Breaking Bad but everyone was all in different parts so it was hard to watch together, but we did watch the finale together. A couple of years ago, back in 2006 when we did our first national tour, we got into Lost. We ended up watching the entire series together, so that was really long journey. We obviously watch a lot of TV on the bus.

How did your Iron Throne photo without pants come about?
We were playing the O2 Arena in London a few weeks ago and they had a Game of Thrones exhibition in part of the venue and we were obviously like, “We’ve got to go. We have to see all these props.” They had all these show props, costumes, and swords — it was unbelievable. Then they had the throne at the end of it. So many people have taken pictures on the throne now I was trying to do it my way and it was the first natural reaction that came to mind.
We actually got pretty close with Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner who play Aria and Sansa Stark. They’ve come to some shows and hung out. They’re the greatest girls and obviously some of the best characters on that show. It’s cool that kind of thing can happen and you can get to meet someone who you constantly watch on TV all the time.


Posted by Moe on 26 Mar 2015


Interview with Jack: Future Hearts, collaborations & Fan Girl



Today, the website Wetpaint Entertainment has posted an interview they did with Jack. In the article, he is talking about touring, the upcoming album Future Hearts, their collaborations with various artists, and also the movie Fan Girl, in which All Time Low will make an appearance. Check it out below.
What can you tell me about the band’s upcoming sixth album, Future Hearts?
Future Hears, obviously we’re very excited about it. I think it’s a little more of a commercially-acceptable and widely-acceptable arena version of Don’t Panic. A lot of the songs are in a similar vein, but I think Don’t Panic had its job of being an album that kind of brought our band back to the roots and back to where we came from and was reminiscent of So Wrong, It’s Right but I compare Future Hearts maybe a little more to Nothing Personal which I’d say was our most commercially-successful album. I think the songs are very catchy, straightforward, pop/rock songs that are easy to listen to and tell a good story.

You’ve got some great collaborations on Future Hearts, can you tell us about those?
It was awesome. The song we did with (Good Charlotte’s) Joel Madden has kind of a Third Eye Blind vibe to it and we thought Joel’s voice would sound awesome on it. The Mark Hoppus (Blink-182) song was actually one we all wrote together then asked Mark to sing on it after the fact because we thought his voice would lend itself to the style of the song.

You guys have been around for over a decade and that’s an accomplishment in the music industry. What keeps you guys together?
I think there’s two parts to keeping your band around for this long. One of them is you have to like each other and get along. You have to respect each other and know each other’s boundaries and know each other’s roles and just be comfortable with what you do and being on the road together. We grew up together and we’ve been through everything together — the good and the bad — and we’ve built such a strong bond that I don’t think anything really, at this point, could tear us apart bandwise. And music-wise, I think you have to know your audience and know your fan base and grow with them and try not to turn their backs on them or do something that would upset them. Write music you know they’re going to like and tell their friends about because, in the end, they’re the people rooting for you. Not the people that haven’t heard your band, it’s the people that love you and love what you do. As long as they’re happy, we’re good.

Tell me more about your movie Fan Girl with Meg Ryan and Kiernan Shipka!
It was a crazy thing. A couple years ago we started getting emails saying a company wanted to write a movie about the band and this girl’s love for the band and her relationship with her mother because of her obsession with this band. We didn’t really take it too seriously because we hear about this stuff all the time and it never comes to fruition, but it started to get more serious and they started to get further along in the production of it. Then we found out Kiernan Shipka was going to be in it and we thought, “Wow, this is a real thing. This is really happening.” Then Meg Ryan got cast in it and we were like, “Wow, this is unbelievable.” Then they asked us to be in it and perform live. We did that for a couple songs and Alex has a couple scenes in the movie. It turned out great and we’re honored to be part of a real, actual movie with successful and great actors and actresses in it.

Working with 5 Seconds of Summer?
It’s kind of an honor to work with a group like them who are just such passionate dudes who grew up listening to our band. It’s wild to see them be so successful, massive, and look up to us. It’s really humbling, it’s nice to hear. We’d love to work with them as much as possible.

It’s crazy being around as long as you guys have been seeing younger bands influenced by your music!
It is crazy! I remember back when we first started getting bigger tours like we ended up touring with Good Charlotte, Yellowcard, and New Found Glory and we’d tell them obviously we loved them and grew up listening to them. They said one day that would happen to us, we’d be that band, and we were like, “Nah. Not true. We don’t believe you.” And now it’s starting to happen and I guess it’s just a crazy little cycle and there’s no stopping it.

Being on tour I’m sure there’s a lot of TV bonding time between you and the guys. What do you guys watch together?
Every Game of Thrones episode we all kind of gather around together. We were all really into Breaking Bad but everyone was all in different parts so it was hard to watch together, but we did watch the finale together. A couple of years ago, back in 2006 when we did our first national tour, we got into Lost. We ended up watching the entire series together, so that was really long journey. We obviously watch a lot of TV on the bus.

How did your Iron Throne photo without pants come about?
We were playing the O2 Arena in London a few weeks ago and they had a Game of Thrones exhibition in part of the venue and we were obviously like, “We’ve got to go. We have to see all these props.” They had all these show props, costumes, and swords — it was unbelievable. Then they had the throne at the end of it. So many people have taken pictures on the throne now I was trying to do it my way and it was the first natural reaction that came to mind.
We actually got pretty close with Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner who play Aria and Sansa Stark. They’ve come to some shows and hung out. They’re the greatest girls and obviously some of the best characters on that show. It’s cool that kind of thing can happen and you can get to meet someone who you constantly watch on TV all the time.


Posted by Moe on 26 Mar 2015


European festivals in August



Within the past few weeks, All Time Low has announced that they will play a few European festivals at the end of the summer along with bands such as Simple Plan, Echosmith and Linkin Park. Today, they have announced that they will be back in Belgium for Pukkelpop.
Check out the dates of the various European festivals they will headline in August below.
20 August 2015: Strand Fesztivál - Zamárdi, Hungary
22 August 2015: Pukkelpop Festival - Hasselt, Belgium
26 August 2015: Belsonic Festival - Belfast, United Kingdom


Posted by Moe on 25 Mar 2015


HMV: Signings and acoustic sets



At the beginning of the week, All Time Low went to four different HMV stores across the United Kingdom for signing sessions or acoustic performances.
Watch the acoustic videos for the new songs Something's Gotta Give and Kids In The Dark below.





Numerous pictures from these appearances were posted and are now available in our gallery.




Posted by Moe on 25 Mar 2015


Acoustic set in Kingston



Yesterday All Time Low played two acoustic sets at the Hippodrome in Kingston. The band performed various songs including Remembering Sunday with Cassadee Pope. Check out the setlist and the video with Cassadee below.
Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't)
Backseat Serenade
Somewhere In Neverland
Kids In The Dark
Remembering Sunday
Therapy
Weightless
Dear Maria, Count Me In
Something's Gotta Give


Oh Calamity was at the evening show, and we took some pictures, which you can check out in the gallery. Please ask us if you want to use them.




Posted by Moe on 23 Mar 2015


Future Hearts: Runaways



All Time Low has just released a third song off their upcoming album Future Hearts, Runaways, via MTV. You can listen to it by clicking this link and let us know your thoughts on this new song!


Posted by Moe on 23 Mar 2015


Wembley update



All Time Low shot their new DVD at Wembley this Saturday, and an update video from this show was posted on Instagram.



As planned, the setlist for Wembley was different than the one used for the European tour. The band also brought two guests on stage, Cassadee Pope and Josh Franceschi. Check it out below.
A Love Like War
Lost In Stereo
Six Feet Under The Stars
Heroes
Stella
Somewhere In Neverland
The Irony Of Choking On A Lifesaver
Weightless
Remembering Sunday (feat. Cassadee Pope)
Therapy
Kids In The Dark
Guts
Outlines (feat. Josh Franceschi)
Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't)
Forget About It
Backseat Serenade
Time-Bomb
Something's Gotta Give
The Reckless And The Brave
Jasey Rae
Dear Maria, Count Me In
Finally, many pictures from this show were added to the gallery.




Posted by Moe on 22 Mar 2015


New videos


Numerous videos from the European tour were posted on the web. In these videos, we can see Alex and Jack giving relationship advice, answering random questions or the band talking about their career. Check them out below:







Posted by Moe on 21 Mar 2015


Appearances and concert in Ireland and the United Kingdom



Today All Time Low was at the BBC Radio 1 studios in London to talk to the host Greg James. The band is getting ready for their special show which will take place in Wembley tomorrow. If you missed it, you can listen to it here.

Yesterday the band performed some acoustic songs for the fans at hmv in Manchester. Watch the performance of the song Backseat Serenade below.



Check out many pictures from this acoustic session and their appearance at the BBC studios. I have also added the first pictures from the concert in Dublin for Saint Patrick's Day. Finally, I have posted a few pictures from Twitter.




Posted by Moe on 19 Mar 2015


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