For Fans Of: A Skylit Drive / As Everything Unfolds / Sleeping With Sirens
Blurring the boundaries of punk and metalcore, All Hours are putting a fresh spin on pop punk. Now, with their new EP on the horizon, they’ve joined us to chat about recording, their opinion on clowns and to share their absolutely killer inspiration playlist.
Words: Renette van der Merwe
Explain the band name – wrong answers only. Also tell us a little more about how long you’ve been going for, the music you play and more.
Alistair: At least one person in the band is awake and ready to go 24hrs a day. I think I’ve been in the band for almost 4 years but I’d say the band officially started when Richard joined (2017) and our line-up was complete.
Stewart: The band name was kind of a weird one. It was more to do with liking how it didn’t feel like it was a name that defined our sound. All Hours play a mish-mash of pop-punk/metal/melodic hardcore. Think Paramore with shreddy guitars and screams.
Do you remember that lightbulb moment where you realised music was what you wanted to do?
Dani: I don’t think there was ever a lightbulb moment for me, but I think I would really miss it if I ever stopped.
Richard: When I didn’t want to get a real job.
Alistair: It’s more fun than anything else I do.
You’re releasing Perspectives next month. What inspired you to write it?
Stewart: Musically it was about trying to take the best parts of everything we had done at that point in time, and make it more cohesive and focused than the previous EP’s.
Jono: I wanted to try something different on the drums and try harder than ever to have an expansive taste in drum beats and melodies.
“This high-energy outfit put a twist on the pop-punk revival with powerful, vivid vocals to boot. They’re a must-listen for anyone looking for a healthy dose of mid-2000s, Warped Tour-style nostalgia”
Who’s on your Mount Rushmore if it was a music memorial and why?
*Here’s hoping The Boys finally drop that long-awaited album.
What’s the coolest show you’ve ever played?
Jono: Good Things festival hands down.
Dani: We got to play the garage stage with other local bands and it was the coolest show but also the most sweaty show we’ve ever played.
Settle an argument for us (and the rest of the world)… clowns, fun or creepy?
Alistair: Clowns are creepy but that’s part of the appeal.
Rising to the challenge, All Hours have put together an electrifying collection of songs that best encapsulates the artists and music that inspire them as a band.
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