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red ink Interview to have some fans in the crowd there. Certainly some new fans now as well? Melbourne was great but our favorite so far has been the Gold Coast show. The crowd was so welcoming and friendly. Before we’d even started the first song, they were spilling out banter and the vibe was amazing! We’ve been pleasantly surprised at how rad their fans have been. Being the opening act usually means you’re rushed off for the main event, but on this tour, people have come in early and watched our whole set and really made us feel welcome! Any funny stories that you can share with us, that happened on the tour? During one of the shows, we had our set lists messed up so half the band started playing a completely different song to the other half.. It resulted in the first verse just being drums and vocals and that was weird.. or funny.. not so funny at the time! haha How different was this tour from the one that you did earlier this year? (you prob flew or stayed in a hotel not sleep on a friends couch etc) The main difference, besides the size of the venues, has been the crew!! We’ve never played a tour where two semi trailers pull up to the venue and a gang of roadies load our gear in to the venue before our flights have even landed in the city! We could totally get used to that! What was the one thing that you are taking away from this experience that you think will benefit you musically?

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It’s been interesting watching which songs seem to connect more with the audiences. Our usual crowds are wasted club rats but this was an all ages, clean cut crowd so the thrashy indie jammers were not as popular as the popper tracks. It was a nice change. Have you seen a boost in sales or followers on twitter or likes on fb yet? Or is it too soon to tell? Absolutely! The socials have been going nuts!! The Madden lads have some crazy keen fans online who have been really cool online to us as well. Lots of crazy business as well ;) What is next for Red Ink? Some down time to recover? We’re going to head home and recover. Do some more writing and aim to release something in the coming months. In the meantime, we’ve shot a music video whilst on the road so that should hit YouTube etc really soon! Who knows, you may even see your face in the crowd! Sweet! Look forward to seeing that! Glad I live in your home town and hope to catch you at some gigs soon. Thanks John.

December2014  

2014's Last edition! Madden Brothers Q&A, Interviews with Red Ink, Take us to Vegas, The Matches,Ryan Hamilton, Divides and My Echo. More in...

December2014  

2014's Last edition! Madden Brothers Q&A, Interviews with Red Ink, Take us to Vegas, The Matches,Ryan Hamilton, Divides and My Echo. More in...

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