48Hours are currently getting ready to head out on a co-headline tour with Ashes To Angels – you can see the full list of dates after the interview. We caught up with bassist/vocalist Gary for a quick pre-tour chat, check it out below!
Can you introduce yourself and tell me a little bit about the band?
We’re a 3 piece modern rock band that give it our all on stage. We want people to go away from out shows remembering us for our performance and hopefully humming a chorus or two.
You’re currently getting ready to head out on a co-headline tour with Ashes To Angels. What can fans expect from the shows?
Well ATA are gonna be setting the bar high for us every night so expect our most intense performances ever! We’ve got a couple of brand new songs that we’re really stoked about, and we can’t wait to play them live.
What would you say the best show you’ve ever played has been?
Personally for me it has to be when we supported one of our favourite bands in out home county. We played with Trapt last year and to see everyone who came out to support us fill the venue front to back, singing along to every song kinda made the last 2 years totally worth the effort!
We also played some pretty awesome shows on the Ourzone Tour last September, every night was amazing so it’s hard to single out one show, although I think Newcastle probably took the crown as far as crazy audiences are concerned! So we can’t wait to get back up there this week.
What about the worst or perhaps the strangest?
Good question, I guess you try to forget the bad ones! I’d say the strangest place we’ve played is a little town in Lancashire called Barnoldswick, we have some good friends up there who invite us along to play in a little bistro! It’s totally awesome though, we always get great food and free beer and the locals love the fact that we’re the loudest thing they’ve ever heard in the town!
Any interesting stories from the road?
Not really, we’re pretty boring off stage! Although there was this one time at band camp…
If you could play anywhere in the world, on any lineup, where would it be and what bands would you want to play with?
Adam and Matt would probably say 48Hours Festival in Vegas. I’m not sure if it exists anymore, but it’s how the band got it’s name! Personally I would love to play any of the London arenas like the O2 or Wembley as they’re the places I’ve seen many of my favourite bands at their peak and to emulate them would be amazing. Who with? I’d have to say Story of the Year as they’re my favourite band!
Moving onto some more ‘random’ questions, if you could replace the soundtrack to a movie with the music of 48Hours, what would you choose and why?
I’m probably the worst member if the band to answer this as I rarely watch TV or movies as I’m always far too busy! Adam and Matt on the other hand both have Netflix and watch the weirdest shit going! It would probably have to be some gory as fuck zombie shit, that’s usually the last thing either of them have watched.
Similarly if there was going to be a movie released about 48Hours, what actor would you want to play yourself?
I’d play myself! I’ve always fancied myself as a bit of an actor!
If you could choose an animal to represent the band, what would it be and why?
It would have to be a dog, cat and rabbit hybrid! Each of us have pets, I have the cat who’s pretty chilled, Adam has a headbanging, metal loving rabbit and it’s probably the biggest house rabbit I’ve ever seen & Matt has a dog that goes fucking apeshit every time we go to his house! She’s a fucking nutcase!
And if 48Hours could put their name to a product, what would you choose?
A type of hot, liquor based condiment sauce. We went through a phase of making strange food concoctions whilst recording our album and one of the outcomes was a hot BBQ sauce with Jack and Jager in it! It was awesome!
Catch 48Hours at one of the following shows and get your tickets from here.
26 March: HARLOW – Square
28 March: MANCHESTER – Satans Hollow
29 March: NEWCASTLE – Think Tank
30 March: BIRMINGHAM – Asylum
31 March: BRIDGWATER – Tiki Beach
01 April: LONDON – Barfly