Ultra-technical hardcore troupe, Misery Signals released their third album in 2008. We spoke to Stuart Ross about playing guitar and headbanging with the Milwaukee natives whilst planning a trip to Fuck City for New Year’s.
What was your highlight of 2008?
My personal highlight of 2008 was the Through The Noise tour with Misery Signals, Comeback Kid, Bane, Shai Hulud, Outbreak and Grave Maker. It was such a great time having a handful of some of my favourite bands all on one tour. Every night was a party.
What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Nothing really. haha, I had pretty good luck this year (knock on wood). I’m bummed I missed the Hot Water Music reunion show in Chicago.
Who in 2008 deserves a good kicking?
Whoever was involved or wrote the fourth season of Prison Break.
Who had the best comeback: Metallica, AC/DC, or Guns N’ Roses?
Definitely Metallica. I’m not a big fan of Death Magnetic, but the effort was there. For a bunch of out-of-touch old farts, they gave it a good shot.
What are you most looking forward to in 2009?
I am really looking forward to our tour schedule for the beginning of the year. Starting in January through the spring we will be touring the UK, Australia, and Europe.
Who do you want to get under the mistletoe?
Hahaha. As earlier stated, Emilie de Ravin, Charlize Theron, Haley Williams or Katy Perry.
Where will you be on New Year’s Eve?
Fuck City, Milwaukee celebrating with my best friends. More than likely highly intoxicated.
Architects, Misery Signals & A Textbook Tragedy January 2009 tourdates
10 Yeovil The Orange Box
11 Plymouth White Rabbit
12 Exeter Cavern
13 Newport TJ’s
14 Birmingham Academy
16 Liverpool Barfly
17 Manchester Academy 3
18 Leeds Rios
19 Glasgow Cathouse
21 Edinburgh Studio 24
22 Newcastle Academy 2
23 Sheffield Corporation
24 Stoke Sugarmill
25 Peterborough The Park
26 Norwich Waterfront
27 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
29 Oxford Academy
30 London Islington Academy w/ Your Demise & Special Guest
31 Brighton Concorde 2 w/ Your Demise & Special Guest