Interview With Tonight Alive - 14th February 2013
Photo Of Tonight Alive © Copyright Tonight AliveRob caught up with Jenna and Whakaio from Tonight Alive to talk about the Kerrang Tour 2013, their debut album and what they have planned for the next 12 months.

You have been touring all over the UK on the Kerrang! tour for the past couple of weeks, how have you found this experience and what have been your main highlights from the tour?
Whakaio Taahi, Guitar) It's been awesome, playing to so many people who wouldn't normally see us, kids in make up and all sorts that don't come to our shows, so its good to see people singing back to us, we're looking forward to playing Brixton, but everyday and show is a highlight.

You have been touring alongside Black Veil Brides, Chiodos and Fearless Vampire Killers how have you found touring with these bands?
Jenna, Vocals) Yeah it's been awesome, we have spent most our time with FVK and Chiodos, they 're fun guys, lots of mischief back stage, its almost too short a tour, the first two days it's testing the water with each other, then the rest is becoming friends then its over.

The Kerrang! tour comes to an end tomorrow at Brixton Academy, how much are you looking forward to playing such a big venue?
WT) It feels like the whole tour is leading up to that show, it's such a prestigious place.

Jenna) We have being hearing such good things about it, and hearing people talk about how great it is like Ed Sheeran on the radio, makes me so excited to play there.

As soon as the Kerrang! tour comes to an end you have a month off from touring, are you going to relax in this time or work on new material?
WT) We are going home to work on our next album, to start tracking guitars and some vocals, we finished drums before we came here, then there is a spring tour in the US.

You are touring America solidly from the middle of March until the start of August alongside The Story So Far and also on the Warped Tour, how did these opportunities come about and are you looking forward to certain shows more than others?
WT) We're definitely looking forward to playing the warped tour, we played it last year, it was an awesome experience, its good for your band if you put in the effort, we are looking forward to the march shows too as its a proper pop punk tour.

How do you find touring in England compared to back home in Australia and also over in America?
Jenna) The drives are a lot shorter here, the crowds are different here, The UK has such a cool music scene, some people have said there is too much pop in the UK, I find that hard to believe due to the amount of support for local bands, magazine and the alternative scene that you jut don't see in Australia, so because of that the fans are hyped up, so its perfect for us here.

Your début album ‘What Are You So Scared Of?’ has been out for quite a while now, are you happy with how it has gone down with your fans and the press?
Jenna) Yeah definitely, that album was released in 2011 in Australia, and a year later here, and didn't really expect the fresh excitement over the album, and it was amazing.

The UK has picked up on what rest of the world is doing, it is a fresh start for the album when it came out over here, so everyone has jumped on it, so were lucky in that sense that it as worked out like that.

What would you say your favourite songs from the album are and why?
WT) I haven't listened to it in ages(laughs) I think 'Breaking and Entering' is my favourite, just because it was the first release and a summary of what the album was and I love playing it live.

Jenna)' What are you so scared of' is mine, its lyrically my favourite and live it gets the crowd involved and it has an epic ending, I love it.

I understand that you have been working on album number two, what can you tell us about it and when do you expect to release it?
Jenna) Considering the first album was written in between 2009-10, we have come a long way since then, as people and as a band, we have had a lot to be influenced by and to write about, its the next step for us, we have found our sound and ourselves as musicians, things are simplified but we're better musicians so we're able to do more complex things, its exciting to find that balance between simple and complex.

Where do you hope to see Tonight Alive in a year’s time?
WT) Hopefully the new album will be out, play some headline shows over here and at home, and just keep the profile up.

One last random question that we ask every band, if you could be an animal out of a zebra or Giraffe which one would you be and why?
WT) Probably a zebra, a Giraffe would have neck problems.

Jenna) I think a Giraffe so I can snoop on other peoples business (laughs)

Thanks for your time is there a message for your fans reading this?
Thank you for being so supportive and the UK is starting to feel like home as we get support here like no where else other than home.

Interview by Robert Lawrence
 Band Members

Jenna McDougall
Jake Hardy
Cam Adler
Matt Best
 Latest Releases
Tonight Alive - What Are You Scared Of?
Release Date - 14th October 2011

1. Eject, Eject, Eject!
2. Breaking & Entering
3. Starlight
4. Sure as Hell
5. Let It Land
6. Fake It
7. Listening
8. Reason to Sing
9. Safe & Sound
10. Thank You & Goodnight" (feat. Mark Hoppus)
11. Amelia
12. In the First Place
13. To Die For
14. What Are You So Scared Of?
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