2019 was a massive year for The Interrupters.What’s your main take away?
“The whole year was wild. We did 110 shows, and for me the highlights were all the awesome festivals we played. There was Coachella, Download, Slam Dunk and Summer Sonic in Japan. Just to get asked to do those was a huge honour, and they totally lived up to expectation. We had an amazing time.”
How thrilled were you to see songs from your last album, 2018s Fight The Good Fight, being embraced in such a big way?
“Oh my gosh – to say I was thrilled would be an understatement! We’ve been a band for seven years, but 2019 blew our minds. Everywhere we went we felt this whole new level of love, way above anything we’d seen before. We feel so blessed that people got it in the way they did. It gave us an incredible, wonderful, magical year. And I feel like we learned something from every artist we played with. Each time we take a little something with us, and we’re better for the experience.”
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Will you take that positive energy and put it into new music in 2020?
“At the end of February we’re going into the studio with [producer and Rancid frontman] Tim Armstrong again. The UK dates we have coming up in January and February will be the last shows of the Fight The Good Fight tour. It’s gonna be a big finale for us. While touring we’ve also been writing non-stop. That means we have a lot of material to get down. We can’t wait to bring everything together to complete the puzzle.”
And, of course, you became Kerrang! cover stars April last year...
“Oh my – that was our first ever magazine cover. Everyone in my family – my mom, my siblings, and even my grandma – all got a copy! Everybody has it out in their house so they can show it to people when they come over. It’s made them all feel very proud. I can hardly describe what it’s been like – it’s really such an honour for us. I think my teenage self would be in awe of all this, and completely shocked to see that what she dreamed of was actually coming true.”