2012 has been good to pop punk upstarts Heroes For Hire. Having just been announced as MTV’s Fresh Produce feature artists for August to coincide with the upcoming release of their 3rd studio album No Apologies produced by New Found Glory guitarist Steve Klein, the Sydney siders are also featuring on the mammoth lineup for Brisbane’s BIG SOUND Music Conference. The boys have been slaving away on a relentless touring schedule which boasted a hugely successful stint on the Soundwave Festival 2012, plus headlining shows across Japan, China and Australia as well as a forthcoming east coast tour with Florida’s Yellowcard, Heroes For Hire are young modern pop punk masters, pure and at times savage, with instrumental textures, bullet-train tempo’s and anthemetic climaxes reminiscent of Sum 41 but unabashedly stand tall on their own without exuberant comparison.
Debuting in 2010, Red Deer Festival is making a name for itself as Brisbane's must attend event of the year. Red Deer is Brisbane's only BYO music and camping festival and it is dedicated to giving local bands and festival goers a fresh and honest alternative to mainstream and over commercialised festivals. Sean Graham from Red Deer popped into AAA Backstage hq today to have a chat with Katie and tell us all about this years Red Deer Festival and more!
Brisbane's 4 Walls Festival, now in its third year boasts three stages, eight hours of non-stop music and a variety of genres spanning from indie-folk to heavy metal. Gracing the stage alongside The Paper Kites, The Medics, Cub Scouts, The Belligerents and Fairchild Republic this year are Millions. Lisle caught up with the guys ahead of their slot this weekend for a chit chat.