INTERVIEW: MISS MAY I HEADING DOWN UNDER THIS MONTH

Miss May I will be playing at Adelaide Unibar on 25 November as part of The Shadows Inside Australian tour.

Lead vocalist Levi Benton says the reception to the album has been greater than they expected, with heavy demand to hear their newest material.

“It’s actually crazy, it’s the first record we’ve ever released where we can predominantly play new songs,” Levi says.

“You normally can’t play a lot of new songs because fans want the classics, but this time they were requesting our new stuff.”

“90% of our show is Shadows Inside because that’s what fans want, so it’s been a very cool feeling for us.”

After previously saying the album’s title track was written with the aim for it to be a huge sing-a-long live, the band are ecstatic to see more of the album gain acceptance.

“There’s two different great reactions, Shadows Inside/Under Fire as the biggest sing-a-longs live, but the biggest crowd-beating-the shit-out-of-each-other is Swallow Your Teeth,” Levi says.

Sylar will be making their Australian debut as they provide support on the tour, they’re listed as a metalcore band, but Levi sees strong influences from other styles.

“They’re awesome, they’re like a nu-metal type of band, we were playing with them for a long time before they were signed,” Levi says.

“Now they’re popping off in the US, they’re really hot and killing it over here, we’re really excited to bring them over to Australia.”

Dealing with the rigors of touring internationally, with a physically demanding playing style, means the guys have learned to take their preparation to the next level.

“We definitely get exhausted and physically hit a wall, we try to keep each other going, the last three years we’ve been big into the gym,” Levi says.

“We’re really big into fitness and if we didn’t do that we’d definitely be hurting a little bit more, but we love it.”

“We have so much fun, we have the time of our lives on tour because we’re all just best friends hanging out.”

Check out the tour set list on Spotify.

Tickets available here.

Full Tour Dates:

Monday 20 November – The Triffid, Brisbane (all ages)

Wednesday 22 November – The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle (18+)

Thursday 23 November – The Factory Theatre, Sydney (all ages)

Friday 24 November – Max Watts, Melbourne (18+)

Saturday 25 November – Uni Bar, Adelaide (all ages)

Sunday 26 November – Amplifier Bar, Perth (18+)

 

By Nutman

Photo supplied.

 

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