Bristol metallers, Evita, are currently off recording their debut album in preparation for touring their balls off in 2009. We caught up with guitarist, Daniel Cranney, to see how 2008 was for them.
What was your highlight of 2008?
It was a really good year in general; we had a lot of fun and met some great people. It amazing signing to Basick Records, going on tour in Europe in August, and going into the studio to record our debut album.
What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
We bought a new van (called Hamish), and in died within 2 months, so it was a pretty massive waste of money. Also, we were driving back from Leeds in our mate’s car and the wheel came off on the motorway when we were going 70mph. That was pretty scary.
Who in 2008 deserves a good kicking?
Promoters who have no idea how to run a show but expect to make a load of money. And, mentioning no names, one promoter in particular who put on a massive show up north with bands from the US and ended getting arrested when he couldn’t pay any of them.
Who had the best comeback: Metallica, AC/DC, or Guns N’Roses?
AC/DC definitely. They’re legends and they just write really good, cheesy, fun songs.
What are you most looking forward to in 2009?
Releasing our album and touring as much as we can. We can’t wait to release our new material because it’s much more mature than our old songs and we’re really proud of how it’s turning out.
Name a band that everyone should/will find out about in 2009.
More Than Life. Their really good south-west melodic hardcore, I think they’re one of the most interesting and different bands to come out in the last couple of year. Also, The Eyes Of A Traitor, they’re our best mates; their songs are rad, and they’re amazing at their instruments.
What do you want for Christmas?
A stocking full of money. Or, failing that, I’d settle for a grand or two. Or, failing that, a new iPod would be nice.
Who do you want to get under the mistletoe?
My girlfriend. Or, if she isn’t up for it, then probably Katy Perry, that’d be cool.
Where will you be on New Year’s Eve?
I’m not sure, probably at Aaron’s (our vocalist) house; I don’t plan on remembering it very well the next day though.
Evita release their debut album in 2009 through Basick Records. They’re touring in support of loads of people next year – check out their MySpace for more details.