The annual Push Over Festival is set to take place on Sunday March 7th and we caught up with Sydney’s premier pop punk band Heroes For Hire to chat about it all…
Let’s start with your name and what you do in the band?
I’m Brad and I sing in Heroes For Hire
Tell us a bit about how you guys got together?
The usual story of dudes hanging out and playing music with a few members coming and going. We have been going strong with the current line up ever since.
How would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard you before?
Straight up catchy pop punk. Nothing too serious, just good fun music.
When and why did you decide you wanted to play music?
When I was about 14 I started getting into bands like Blink 182, Greenday and New Found Glory. They seemed to be having so much fun and that’s when I knew I wanted to be in a band.
What are you most looking forward to about playing Push Over 2010?
We have been to Melbourne a couple of times now and have noticed that the kids down there really appreciate a good show as its hard for them to get all ages down there. When we get there it’s just gunna be one big party!
Any particular bands you would like to see on the bill?
I’m keen to see Kisschasy, Dash & Will and our mates City Escape.
What is the best thing about playing an all ages festival like Push Over?
A whole day of good music and fun times for everyone – who can resist!
What motivates the band to play music?
We are doing something we love and get to travel around the country while sharing it with a bunch of new people every show. Stoked!
What can people expect from your live show?
Catchy pop punk that even the tough dudes down the back know they love and a whole lot of dancing
Tell us what the band have planned for 2010?
We have a national tour with our good mates Skyway in January. Then not long after that, we will release our first single/video clip. Then it’s releasing our debut album "The Life of the Party", then a sweeeet tour in April. Then more touring!
What was the last album you put on your iPod and how did you get into the band?
Haha umm Miley Cyrus, "The Time of Our Lives". I’m not even going to try and explain myself (ha-ha).
Which member has the most annoying habit?
Definitely me. I talk way too much (ha-ha).
What is your favourite Die Hard movie?
Die Hard – With A Vengence – because Bruce Willis and Samuel L Jackson together is a great combo!