22 November 2011
01 - Saló del Manga (ES)
04 – Paris (FR)
.05 - Nice (FR)
06 – Marseille (FR)
07- Toulouse (FR)
08 – Bordeux (FR)
09 - Girona (ES) Sala Cloë
10 - Barcelona (ES) Sala Rocksound
11 - Madrid (ES) La Cocina Rockbar
12 - Oviedo (ES) Calleja la Ciega
14 – London (UK) Bull&Gate
15 – Derby (UK)
16 – Leeds (UK) The Well
17 – Birmingham (UK) HMV Institute
18 - Manchester (UK) Roadhouse
19 - Kings Lynn (UK)
22 – Novosibirsk (RUS) RockCity
23 – Kemerov (RUS) Baykonur
24 – Tomsk (RUS) Fakel
25 - Omsk (RUS) Che Guevara
26 – Tyumen (RUS) Xara
27 - Ekaterinburg (RUS) Art cafe
28 – Perm (RUS)
29 - TBA
30 - TBA
01 - Samara (RUS)
02 - Nizni (RUS)
03 - Ivanovo (RUS)
04 - TBA
05 - TBA
06 - Vologda (RUS) Vintage
07 - Peter (RUS) Dusche
08 - TBA
09 - Moscow (RUS) Hleb
10 - Voronezh (RUS) Tarantul
11 - Chernigiv (UKR) Vareniks
12 - Kiev (UKR) Club 44
14 - Barcelona (ES) Salamandra w/ Zebrahead
16 November 2011
13 November 2011
Melodic Bears Crew: First things first. Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit of what you and other guys do in the band.
Brian: My name is Brian, I sing for the band.
MBC: How did the band first get started?
Brian: “Kids Icarus” was a project that Adam (guitar) and Dave (drums) started a few years ago but never found a singer. I joined in late 2010; we recorded our EP and started playing shows soon thereafter.
MBC: Who would you say some of the bands biggest influences are?
Brian: I think we all draw influence from a lot of different types of music. We all draw from punk bands like “Propaghandi” and “A Wilhelm Scream” as well as heavier music such as “Shai Hulud” and “Obituary” just to name a few.
MBC: I guess that singing for the band is just a one point in your list of interests. What are your interests besides music? What about other band members' interests?
Brian: For me I would say that music takes up most of my time. Whether it be working on personal musical projects, managing our friends in “Half Hearted Hero”, setting up/promoting or attending shows. I think one interest we all collectively have is middle eastern food haha. We all have slight obsessions with this particular cuisine, Adam especially is quite the chef when it comes to this. Don't be surprised if the band breaks up due to an illustrious career in mid eastern cuisine haha.
MBC: Tell us about your local scene, Connecticut, please. Is it a good place to be "Kids Icarus" there?
Brian: I love Connecticut. Some people like to bitch about how the local scenes around here are boring compared to close by New York City or Boston but I have never been so proud of being from here. Especially now with bands such as “Hostage Calm”, “Make Do and Mend”, “The Tired and True”, “Wolves at Bay” and “Manners” currently on tour repping CT.
MBC: With which bands are you in good relationships?
Brian: Ah we have a ton of friends that we are lucky enough to enjoy playing with: “Heartsounds”, “Half Hearted Hero”, “Pentimento”, “Young English”, “Manners”, “The Tired and True”, “Daybreaker”, “Hostage Calm”, “Canvas”, “Latin for Truth”, “Make Do and Mend”, “Caleb Lionheart”... I could go on for hours haha. To me making new friends and building relationships while touring and playing music is one of the best highlights of playing in a band.
MBC: Let's speak about your self-tittled EP. What can you tell us about it? How these songs, music and surely lyrics, were written?
Brian: Well the majority of the music had been written by Adam (guitar) and Dave (drums) a few years ago but the project never really got up in running until later. In 2010 I joined the band and we tracked the EP with our friend Jeff Weed at Sonic Enviroments in Bloomfield, CT. The music and lyrics definitely took shape over a long period of time and we are definitely proud with the end product.
MBC: And maybe you can tell something about how you guys find your own sound? Who or what helped you with sound searching?
Brian: We just write and perform the music that we enjoy playing, I couldn't really pinpoint anything that helped us "find our sound". We'll continue to just write what feels right to us I suppose.
MBC: When can we expect the new songs will be?
Brian: Nothing set in stone as of now but we are always writing new stuff.
MBC: Thank you Brian for answering my questions.
Brian: Thanks again for reaching out to us Nick!
11 November 2011
01. You Must Be Gwen, Truck Driver
02. Look At What We Can Do With Science!
03. No Bullets In Ravenholm
04. Fear & Loathing On Long Island (Latterman cover)
05. Strange Things Are Afoot At The Circle-K
06. Yeah? Against Karate?
07. X-Wing vs TIE Fighter
We are Pick Your Weapon, a four-piece pop-punk outfit from Birmingham, UK – FFO: Such Gold, Latterman, Hot Water Music
Our latest album ‘Everywhere We Go, Things Fall Down’ is available for free (or Pay What You Want) download from http://pickyourweapon.bandcamp.com
Visit us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pickyourweapon