In 2008, Backyard Babies entered the studio to record their self-titled and seemingly last album. After 20 years together, touring non-stop and earning their reputation as a t?rue force of nature, they decided it was time for a break.There was no talk of how long this break might last, but it was signaled by the photo-book box-set, ‘?Them XX’, ?released in 2009, ?p?lus a 20 year anniversary tour that turned out to be their most successful e?ver.
For those of you who are not familiar Pop Evil are a Michigan 5-piece, whose last album ‘Onyx’ enjoyed three consecutive number one singles and made the billboard top 40 in the USA.They opened the Download Festival Mainstage on Sunday 14 June.The band have debuted their new single titled “Footsteps” via Billboard.com, a huge hook-laden rock anthem and the first music heard from new album ‘Up’ due out August 21st via eOne Music. Check it out here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/USKO11090555. I had the opportunity to have a brief chat with the band shortly after they came off stage.
I had the opportunity to catch up with singer Erik and Drummer Crash from the Swedish band Heat at Download Festival recently following their set.