Hailing from San Diego, post hardcore/screamo outfit Pierce The Veil have had a busy year. They released their sophmore album, Selfish Machines, on June 21st, right before they did a stint on the ever-popular Vans Warped Tour. The band then traveled across the world to take on crowds in Australia and Japan, before returning to the US to tour with Attack Attack!, Emmure, Of Mice & Men, and In Fear and Faith.
Interview With Denver’s Newly Revamped The Battleship Agenda & A Free Download of Their New Single “Houses”
Earlier this year, the people of Denver were hit with the bad news that one of their staple local bands, the Battleship Agenda, was taking an idefinite hiatus. The pop-punk rock band had been making waves on the local scene, playing shows across Colorado and placing high in radio sponsored competitions like 93.3‘s Big Gig and Hometown for the Holidays. But when 2010 arrived, vocalist Kat Barnes quit, followed by bassist Kellen Niemeier. The band chose bass player Casey Ottmann to fill both of the vacant shoes. Playing bass and taking over vocals, along with Nick Ferro, Ottmann joined just in time to be a part of the The Battleship Agenda performance on the Ernie Ball Stage at Van’s Warped Tour. So close to being complete again, the band suffered another loss when original member Tyler Call called it quits. Enter Keoni Akina, a long time friend of the band to take Call’s place, and The Battleship Agenda is back in full swing and ready to spout it’s musical prowess across Denver and beyond. The band was kind enough to answer a few questions for Sovereign Sound:
What’s in a name? Well, in this case everything. The music of Columbus, Ohio rock band Attack Attack! will do just that. After a summer of incredible and memorable performances on Warped Tour and a #1 debut on the Independent Music Chart, the band is gearing up for its own headlining tour this winter. The five-week This Is A Family Tour kicks off in Cleveland in November. Joining Attack Attack! on the first week of the tour is Pierce The Veil, Of Mice and Men, and In Fear and Faith and on November 21st Emmure will hop on the bill as well. Tour Dates & More, Just a Click Away