fall out boy, All time low, hit the lights
Brad Smith, Duane Hazell, Chris Moretti, Lee McGarrity
Blink 182, New found glory, MXPX
With the May 2011 release of their second album, Take One For The Team, Sydney pop punkers Heroes For Hire have made good on their promise to take over the airwaves. Forever on tour in their trusty van, be it festivals with Paramore and Parkway Drive, arena tours with Short Stack and Boys Like Girls or sweaty clubs with Fireworks and The Wonder Years, the release of Take One For The Team has been spearheaded by lead single “All Messed Up,” a track which has now become a commercial radio staple throughout Australia, with the accompanying video receiving play from Channel V and Video Hits. The album’s second single, anthem in the making “Secrets, Lies And Sins” has recently impacted commercial radio right across Australia, with the accompanying film clip set to premiere through Channel V this August! Take One For The Team was recorded in Baltimore, USA with esteemed producer Paul Leavitt ‐ who had previously worked with All Time Low, Senses Fail and many more – with the album picking up rave reviews from all corners of the Australian media. “With Patrick Stump focusing on a solo career, we’ve all been hopelessly trying to fill the void that Fall Out Boy left in our collections. Enter Heroes For Hire...” Emily Swanson – Blunt Magazine “Songs full of hooks that will leave you humming hours later... one of the best pop punk releases in a long time.” Stu Harvey ‐ Triple J With national tours supporting iconic San Diego pop‐punks Unwritten Law and local chart toppers Short Stack already under their belts for 2011, HEROES FOR HIRE are hitting the road for an extensive headline tour this October and November, with US friends I Call Fives and I Am Villain in support, as well as being the lone Australian act on the initial Soundwave 2012 announcement, alongside everyone from Slipknot and Limp Bizkit through to A Day To Remember and Cobra Starship.
Heroes for Hire have slammed their way onto the Soundwave lineup in Sydney courtesy of Unearthed with their tight, anthemic pop-punk. Congratulations!
Tell us about your music – how did you develop your sound?
Throughout high school we all listened to bands like New Found Glory, One Dollar Short, Blink 182 and Fall Out Boy - they have all been a big influence on our sound. There are a few tracks on our new album which are a little more technical; we have thrown in some disco beats, a couple of breakdowns and really worked on the melodies to keep things interesting.
What can the Soundwave festival audience expect from you live show?
There may be some male nudity, shitty tattoos and a bunch of unfit dudes plying music. Jokes aside, we always try to have a good time on stage and get involved with the audience. Soundwave will be no different!
Who are you most looking forward to seeing at Soundwave Festival?
This years line up has got to be one of best Soundwaves yet! I'm most looking forward to seeing Four Year Strong plus Paramore, Anthrax, A Day To Remember, Set Your Goals, Meshuggah… the list goes on!
What’s coming up in the future?
We have a really busy year ahead of us. We just got home from a tour with our mates from the Gold Coast, Skyway. Next we are about to film a video for the first single from our record, which is "Bright Lights In Paradise". Our debut record, The Life Of The Party, comes out early April then we go on a national tour with an amazing band from Detroit called Fireworks. After that it is more touring, we are stoked!
Australian music is?
Unappreciated! There are so many talented local bands kicking arse in your local venues. There is nothing better then going out with your mates and watching a great Aussie band.View Profile Hide Interview
16 Feb 2010
I like the look ...
I like the look of these guys. Reminds me of some of my old press shots. And some of my more recent ones too. And when I looked in the mirror this morning. The song? I like it too. It's got enough melody to fill a dozen more songs.
12 Feb 2010
Hey guys, congra...
Hey guys, congrats on the Soundwave spot! This is really great pop-punk stuff, very much in the spirit of Panic @ The Disco! and Forever the Sickest Kids. I look forward to you dudes making a sound that's totally your own. Good luck at the gig!