Sounds Like: Spastic noise assault
Thrash Hits Verdict: Straight outta the Holy Roar stable, which has previous brought you good shit like Rolo Tomassi and Throats two piece lunatics run,WALK! are here to smash you apart with their Daughters-esque noise then glue you back together with some tasty ambience. Catchy, driving and VERY FUCKING LOUD. Go see them, but dont say we didn’t warn you. Tom Doyle spoke to Matthew P-C…
Describe your sound in 3 words
INTENSE. DEATH. DRONE.
How did you guys meet?
We knew each other through mutual friends and run,WALK! needed a new drummer so I poached Tom.
What made you want to start a band?
Literally just wanting to jump around on stage whilst not caring what we look like and play our instruments as loud as possible.
Where did the name come from?
I’m not really sure, all I know is that I was 15 and I liked Forward Russia‘s ridiculous punctuation.
What are your musical influences?
We grew up on indie but now I’m in love with Chicago math rock bands and Tom’s in love with Christina Aguilera, somehow that meets in the middle and makes run,WALK!
So far, what has been the best thing about being in Run,Walk?
It’s made it possible for us to live our dream and tour.
With which band would your dream tour be?
If musical similarity wasn’t an issue I would have loved to tour with Jimi Hendrix or Botch. Basically any band that I would love to watch kill it every night.
What bands do you consider as part of your scene or as your peers?
We’re not really sure who our “peers” are. I’ve always felt like we’ve never properly been part of any scene. I guess almost any Holy Roar band and most definitely our BFFs, Battle For Paris.
You’re going out to Europe with Battle for Paris in Sept. Are you excited?
HELL YEAH! We went to Europe in May for two shows to see what it was like and it was awesome but September will be unforgettable. It was originally planned as a ‘Lads Holiday’ to see them off before they all fucked off to university but it quickly turned into a tour. It will be messy.
What’s the best show you’ve ever played?
I think the last time we came off stage and thought, “Yeah, we killed it!” was our show in Nantes, France back in May. We seemed to play seamlessly and people were totally into us! We were very, very drunk though…
What other band should everyone find out about?
I have to say Bastions. Those fuckers are going to do so well. [They really are – Ed]
Holy Roar is one of the UK’s best labels and has a rich heritage of producing great bands, do you ever feel any pressure being on HR?
I actually feel the complete opposite. I know that whether we want to become a black metal band and start burning churches down or release an instrumental concept EP (which we’re just about to do) that Alex and Ellen will support us. In terms of quality, I was a big HR fan before we got involved with them so I trust their quality control and they’d never let us release anything shit.
Is it a good idea to try and run before you can walk?
Tell us a joke…
How do you make a hormone? DONT PAY HER.
run,Walk are on tour throughout September, all over Europe. We suggest you go see them so click Myspace.com/runwalk and find out where you can do such a thing.