Latest posts ‘Interviews’
Paramore have been playing Soundwave Festival in Australia. A new interview by SoundwaveFestTV has been added to YouTube.
Paramore appears on the cover of the new issue of Rock Sound Magazine. The magazine also includes an interview with the band. We will upload scans of the interview to our gallery when they appear, but for now you can view pictures of the magazine below. Click the pictures to see larger versions of them!
Radio.com has recently published a new interview with Paramore. Paramore is discussing why they self-titled their fourth album. The interview also includes a video clip. You can read the interview below or find the original here.
During an exclusive interview with Radio.com, lead singer Hayley Williams discussed Paramore’s highly anticipated fourth album, and why they chose it to name it after the band.
“The self-titled aspect of the whole thing is definitely a statement. I feel like it’s not only reintroducing the band to the world, but even to ourselves,” Williams explained alongside bandmates Taylor York and Jeremy Davis. “We wrote this album kind of blindly, just letting it lead us wherever it was gonna take us. Each song felt very different and felt very new and exciting for us. By the end of it, it felt like we’re a new band.”
“I definitely think we’re reintroducing ourselves to the world and to our fans,” the singer continued about the band’s first album without founding members Zac and Josh Farro. “At the same time, it’s so definitely us, you know? It’s so Paramore. I just don’t think there would’ve been any other title that would’ve worked. Anything else would’ve felt like we were trying too hard.”
Paramore recently announced U.S. tour dates in support of the new album, set for release on April 9. Kicking off the American leg with a show in Austin, Texas on March 13 during the annual South by Southwest music conference, the group has U.S. shows booked through May 21, when they play Atlanta, GA.
Taylor got interviewed by RD and the interview can now be found on Youtube. Taylor got asked about the bands he listens to and what his ideal woman would be like. You can watch the video below.
Juice Online recently did an interview with Jeremy. You can read the article below or go here.
Paramore: Misery Business No More
After surviving a messy split from their long time guitarist and drummer as well as a three year-long hiatus, American pop punk band Paramore is back with a new self-titled album and an upcoming show in KL. JUICE speaks to bassist Jeremy Davis about the band as a trio and their soon to be released record.
Hey Jeremy! First of all, congratulations on your wedding. How has married life been for you?
Thank you. It’s been good, though it’s not all that different. My wife and I have always been best friends, and we’ve supported each other in everything we do. We both still travel and stuff, but it’s been really fun and amazing.
Where was the band’s direction after Brand New Eyes?
For a while, it has been a difficult period. There was so much negative energy in the band to the point where we wanted to just drop everything. But then the three of us decided that we want to remain as a band, and this won’t break us. From there, we started writing and recording so many songs that we kind of realized that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Has Josh and Zac’s departure from the band altered the song writing and recording process for you guys in any way?
Definitely. For one, we didn’t have a drummer. It’s really hard to write rock songs without a drummer, but we were lucky enough to have a guy named Ilan Rubin (former drummer for Lostprophets and Nine Inch Nails) to play for us. Taylor [York] definitely had the biggest growth in the band. He came up with some of the coolest bass lines, and we’ve never heard him play that way before. Being the primary songwriter definitely brought out the creative and experimental side of him. For Hayley [Williams], she’s always been an amazing songwriter and for this album, she definitely wrote a lot of great lyrics that are upbeat even after going through such a tough time. She’s an amazing talent.
By the time the album is released it will be over 3 and a half years since Brand New Eyes. This gap has been the longest break between albums for you, so do you feel that a new kind of pressure for the album?
Well, we never really went anywhere, but we needed to go away for a minute after Josh and Zac (Farro) left. The time we had was a good way to let the dust settle and sort of recharge ourselves. It definitely made us feel like we’re getting a second chance.
What are your influences or inspirations for the new album, in terms of both sound and lyrics?
We all listen to different types of music. We didn’t have a specific band that we listen to, so we kind of got together and come up with our own stuff and just played, no matter how weird or stupid it sounded (laughs).
With your new album you decided to go self-titled. Is it because you feel that this is the sound you’ve been trying to achieve with the band?
Hayley mentioned before that the songs in this new album remind us of why we got together as a band in the first place. With Brand New Eyes, it was mostly about the difficult times and the unhappiness we went through as a band. This album definitely defines Paramore in a sense that it’s created by a bunch of best friends who want to be in a band together. The songs are so much more positive and I think it’s a good statement of us sticking together as a band. We’re here to stay.
You’ll be performing for the second time in Malaysia this coming February. What do you remember most about Malaysia?
To be honest, we didn’t have a lot of free time the last time we were there, unfortunately. So we really hope to go out, explore the city, and try out the local food. I’m a big fan of spicy food so I definitely can’t wait to try that.
To wrap up this interview, what would you like to say to the fans in Malaysia?
We would like to thank everyone for being so supportive of Paramore and we really can’t wait to perform for you guys again. You’ve made us feel very welcomed, so we’re happy to be back.
Paramore are in Thailand right now and a few days ago they were interviewed by GuitarThai. Check out the new interview below!