Issues has posted a re-imagined version of their single "Hooligans", which can be found on the long-awaited Diamond Dreams EP that was originally revealed during our last interview with the band in early-2013. Hit the replies to check it out - if you liked it, you can pre-order it here, and order tickets to their first headlining tour here (which starts this Friday in Atlanta).
"The song is about an internal battle and feeling like everything is crashing down on you, it's raining down on you, drowning you," says singer Austin Carlile, who calls Feels Like Forever his favorite song on the band's latest album, Restoring Force. "It's a song that we want to empower people to know that everybody goes through storms, everybody goes through trials and tribulations. It's the focus of how to get out of it, how to better yourself from it, how to learn from it so it doesn't happen again. Then, if it does happen again, you know exactly how to handle it."
You can read part two of our interview with Hance Alligood and Alex Heroes of Favorite Weaponhere. If you missed part one, you can check it out here. The band's debut album Sixty Saragossa releases on 10/14 via Velocity/Rise Records.
“We’ve been a band for about 10 years now,” says Becker, as he explains the reasons behind the band name change. “We have a lot of footage of us as youngsters playing pop punk music, which is great but I think our new sound is little more beach pop. When we go on tour, people who’ve never heard of us look us up on the Internet and the first thing they see is us playing pop punk and they don’t really see what we are now.” So change they will. The band will be known as Swimmers after their Soundwave Festival appearances in 2015.