Posted: 3 May 2018
A Day To Remember have a sound that’s hard to describe but that’s just part of the appeal. In fact their varied and dynamic sound has been keeping us hooked for the past 15 years. In an industry filled with one-hit wonders and fleeting fame, A Day To Remember remain constant. They may have been around for a while now but we still get excited with every album release and every festival announcement. We caught up with guitarist, Kevin Skaff, to talk about all the best bits.
What has been the most pivotal moment for the band so far?
I’d say it was 2009 when Homesick came out. That’s when things got crazy.
What’s been a memorable achievement?
I think the first gold record. A few of the guys when this whole thing started had the mountain top goal of a gold record. The first one was huge. Then we’ve had a few more golds and a platinum.
Tell us about your most recent album ‘Bad Vibrations’.
It’s a super raw version of us. What you hear is what was played in the room.
How would you describe your sound to people discovering ADTR for the first time?
That’s a tough one because you almost can’t categorise us into just one general genre. So maybe I’ll go with “there’s something for everyone”.
Did you ever imagine that ADTR would be making music for 15 years?
No way. Very few things last long in this business. I think the only things left that launched in 2003 are ADTR and Apple iTunes.
Do you have anything special planned to commemorate this anniversary?
We just did our 15 year anniversary tour over here in the States and it was massive. It’s probably the only tour we will do this year and it was amazing.
Tell us about a memorable event from the past 15 years.
If my memory was great this would be easy. There’s been too many great moments. I couldn’t pick just one.
Do you have a favourite song from the last 15 years.
Oh man. As far as playing live I really enjoy “Right Back At It Again”. It’s an easy enough song that I can relax and watch the crowd go nuts.
Have Marshall amps helped with your set up and sound?
Marshall has been with me since day one. JCM900 at the beginning to plexis to JCM800s today. It’s the one constant I’ve had over 15 years of this.
What’s next for the band?
Hopefully we play on the moon!
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