Congratulations Alex and Lisa!
Oh Calamity is extremely proud to announce that Alex is engaged to his girlfriend Lisa, whom he has been dating for over 11 years! We wish them all the happiness in the world.
AXS: Interview with Jack
What can fans expect from the new album and how does it compare to some of the band’s previous material?
Future Hearts is a more commercially acceptable version of our last album, Don’t Panic. That album was the one that really brought us back to our roots and was an album for the old school fans and showed everyone that we haven’t forgotten about where we came from. Future Hearts has a lot of similar songs as well as a few with pop/rock attitude that will appeal to a wider audience.
Where did the album title, Future Hearts come from?
It actually comes from one of the songs. Alex writes a bunch of the lyrics and afterwards we always look for something that sort of fits the mood of the album. This album is a throwback to what we were feeling when were seventeen just going out on our own in the world and being away from our parents. That’s part of where the album name comes from.
What was the writing process like for this album?
A lot of it started with me or Alex throwing around a theme for a song and then thinking about the things we were going through at the time. A majority of the lyrics are written by Alex and a lot of them come from personal experiences. I think that when you’re telling a story in a song it makes it easier to write. It’s an interesting method.
What can you tell me about the first single, "Something’s Gotta Give”?
That song was written by Alex with a friend from Baltimore. It was one of the first songs written for the album and was actually written early last year. We were in the studio for a few weeks and then had to leave to go back out on tour. When we got back and revisited the song, we knew we had to put it on the album. Then once we recorded it, John Feldmann gave it a whole new life!
The song has a clever, undead themed video. Where did that idea come from?
The director wrote the plot and the theme based off of the lyrics “dying to live.” He wanted to do a spoof off of that with zombies and we thought it was great. A lot of people may not realize that the story in the video is actually told twice.
Can you give me an update on the band’s tour schedule?
We’ve recently completed a co-headlining tour in the U.K. It was our first arena headlining tour with some of the biggest shows we’ve ever done. It was a mind opening experience. We’ve been at home for eight months now and are pretty prepared for the whole whirlwind of what’s about to happen. We’ve got a long year ahead of us.
Do you ever get caught up in the whirlwind of touring from city to city or are you able to take a step back and enjoy the moment?
We do a really good job of taking a step back and relaxing. We’re all very close with our crew and during days off we all have a good time enjoying the city that we’re in. It really helps bring you back to home and makes you level headed when you take a second to enjoy what you’re actually doing.
The band is set to appear in the upcoming film, “Fan Girl.” How did you become involved that project?
A few years ago we got an email from a screenwriter whose daughter is a huge fan of the band. She wrote the story about a girl obsessed with the band and the relationship she has with her mother. At first, we weren’t sure if it would ever come to fruition. But then we started getting emails that Kiernan Shipka and Meg Ryan were going to be attached to it. It came as a complete surprise! We did some live performances in the film and Alex does a few scenes with Kiernan. We’re so honored to be a part of it.
London: Video and pictures
Check out the recap video from the band's Valentine's Day show in London which took place last Saturday.
Many new pictures of all the shows from the arena tour with You Me At Six were added to the gallery. Feel free to check them out.
Watch the recap video from the band's show in Manchester below.
Posted by Moe on 17 Feb 2015
Two new videos from the show in Glasgow were posted on the social networks. Watch them below.
Posted by Moe on 13 Feb 2015
Videos: Selfie War and Adam Elmakias
Two new videos were posted on YouTube. In the first one, Rian and Alex are making a Selfie War, that is to say that they are given a situation and have to take the best selfie. Watch the video below and vote for the best selfies by clicking this link.
The photographer Adam Elmakias is currently on tour with All Time Low, and he has posted a video in which he is talking about the tour. We can also see the band in the video.
Posted by Moe on 13 Feb 2015
Throwback Thursday: Pittsburgh 2010
For this week's Throwback Thursday, I have added many pictures from an acoustic session the band did in 2010 at the Bamboozle Roadshow in Pennsylvania.
The video featured this week is the cover of the song The Anthem, originally interpreted by the band Good Charlotte.
+19 : Concerts > Amphitheatre at Station Square - Pittsburgh, PA
Arena tour: Interviews and pictures
Alex and Josh Franceschi have answered new questions in an interview with the website Sugarscape. In the first video, they are talking about music and in the second one, they are answering questions on Valentine's Day. Watch the videos below.
Many new pictures which were taken in Cardiff and Birmingham were added to the gallery. Check out the recap below.
Update video from Birmingham
The band has posted a new update video from the arena tour. This time, the video was shot in Birmingham. Watch it below.
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