Thrash Hits

January 4th, 2011

Season’s Bleedings 2010-2011: We Are The Ocean

We had a chat with the shouty We Are The Ocean vocalist, Dan Brown about Christmas and because we’re really helpful, we actually found a handy dual kitchen/studio implement for him but not before we ruined his Christmas. Oops.

we are the ocean thrash hits 2010 promo photo band cutting our teeth

When did you find out Santa Claus wasn’t real and how did it happen?
Just now. Cheers, Thrash Hits.

Turkey: leg or breast?
Definitely breast.

What is your favourite Christmas drink?
I don’t really have a particular drink over Christmas. Neither me, my brother or my dad are big beer drinkers so we’ll have a cider or whisky or something.

What was your best Christmas present ever?
Probably my first ever drum kit. I think I was about 8 and it was crappy Argos kit. By Boxing Day I’d broken all my sticks, so had to use wooden spoons!

mixsticks drumsticks wooden spoons thrash hits drummer

Do you have any particular or unusual Christmas traditions?
Me and the rest of the guys always go to the same pub every year on Christmas eve. It’s not far from where we live but we never go in there at any other time – only Christmas eve.

If you could have Christmas dinner with any 6 people, who would you invite?
I’d definitely be boring and keep it in the family, even though we do it every year, i wouldn’t want it with anyone else! so my mum, dad, brother, sister, nana and my dog!

What’s the furthest you’ve ever had to travel to get “home” for Christmas? Has touring ever forced you to celebrate Christmas somewhere else?
We’ve never toured over Christmas so thankfully thats never happened, however this year we are in the studio recording right up until Christmas Eve so fingers crossed nothing hasppens to prevent us getting home!

What would you get Kerry King for Christmas? You can’t choose Jagermeister.
I’d like to see him on Guitar Hero, so i’d buy him that.

If a bearded man broke into your house through the chimney on any other day of the year, what would you do?
I’d like to think my dog is good enough security for me not to worry, so i’d sit back and watch.

Which one of Santa’s reindeer would you be and why?
Dancer, because he has my name within his name.

What’s been your worst New Year’s Eve experience (because NYE always sucks).
One year i went to a party that didn’t have a clock…

What will your New Year’s Resolution be?
I keep meaning to start playing drums again, because i don’t do it in the band, so i rarely get to play anymore.

GUESS WHAT!? Yeah, We Are The Ocean are releasing their second album in April 2011. On the basis of that song up there, it’s something for us all to look forward to. Also, check out the jiggly boobs 38 secs into that vid. Mmmm, jiggly boobs.


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