As the road to the Download Festival becomes shorter by the day, we will be speaking to a whole host of acts from this years festival about what to expect from them at Download 2015.
Ever since their debut album ‘Good Luck’ was released in early 2014, it seems Bath’s Decade have lived on the road. Yet at Download they’re going to be previewing their second album with new material. Although little is known about the as yet untitled, we do know Decade will pull in an always impressive set with their mix of big hooks and brash, upbeat sound.
As they prepare to grace Jake’s Stage this Friday, we spoke to vocalist Alex Sears.
AH: Why should fans check you out at Download?
Alex: Every band ever says “because we always give it 110% and we make sure everyone has a great time!” which is both impossible and unrealistic. We’re playing new songs from our as yet untitled second album which is exciting.
AH: What can we expect from your set?
Alex: Songs, some guitars, a bit of drums, maybe even a bit of chatting in between songs. We’ll see. If anyone wants to bring along some inflatable stage props that’d be awesome, as we can’t afford that stuff.
AH: What other bands are you looking forward to seeing?
Alex: Slipknot and Marilyn Manson. Slipknot are probably the best metal band on the planet and I really want to watch the crowd when Marilyn Manson play ‘Fight Song’.
AH: What are your memories of previous Download Festivals?
Alex: I went when I was 16 and watched Bring Me The Horizon before they were famous. They’re much better now. I also had one of those phones that keeps it’s battery life for about six years which was great. I predict that my iPhone will die on the drive up.
AH: What advice would you give to people attending Download Festival?
Alex: Rock and roll all night and part of every day. And bring baby wipes.
AH: Do you have anything else you’d like to say?
Alex: If you see our guitarist Joe, chances are he’ll be shit faced so make sure you buy him another beer.
Decade will be appearing on Jake’s Stage at 6:00pm pm on Fridau June 12th.
View more of Already Heard’s coverage of Download Festival 2015 here.