So Download Festival is just over 2 weeks away and we know it’s always so hard to pick who you go to see. There’s always so many news bands to check out along side some of your favourites at Download Festival and we figure if we give you a bit of a preview of each and let them introduce themselves to you, it may make your planning easier.
Nothing More are set to be the next biggest thing signing a five album contract with Eleven Seven Music recently. The San Antonio, Texas rockers were hard sort after for a record deal and Download is just the beginning of what’s set to be an even bigger roller coaster ride than anything else they’re used to.
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Daniel Oliver and I play the bass guitar, sing backup harmony and handle all of the metal fabrication for the live show.
How did you get started?
I was 14 years old when I was bitten by the bug of rock’n roll. I come from a very musical family and though I was exposed to instruction on various instruments at a young age it didn’t make sense to me until I saw my older brother play with some friends at a high school talent show. There was something about his performance that night that changed my world forever. I knew I had to devote my life to music from that point on. It wasn’t until several years later that I met Nothing More and we took the “Vow of Poverty” to play until we die; or it kills us. It was the best decision I have ever made.
What stage and day are you playing at Download Festival?
Red Bull Stage on Saturday.
What’s the best thing about playing Download Festival?
The best thing about playing Download Festival is the sheer excitement that surrounds the event. The lineup of bands is phenomenal and everybody is guaranteed to have the experience of their life. This is why both bands and concert goers alike travel from all over the planet to attend.
Who are you most looking forward to seeing play at Download?
The Dillinger Escape Plan.
Have you got any surprises in store for you Download set?
When we get off stage one of things people say to us a lot is “I’ve never seen anything like that before.” This is our first time to ever play in the UK so hopefully every part of our set will be a surprise for the crowd.
What’s your best festival memory either personally attending as a fan or in the band? And what’s your advice to all the festival goers?
The second concert I ever went to was a summer festival in Austin, Tx. I was 16 years old and was extremely pumped to see The Toadies who were one of my favorite bands at the time. I was with my older brother and at some point we were separated. I was driven to get to the front so the last few hours of the concert I was slowly pushing past people to claim my deserved spot. Of course being an overzealous 16 year old in my favorite long sleeve shirt I drank no water in the 100 degree weather. On came the heat stroke. I don’t remember if I made it to the front or if I even saw The Toadies play but I do remember my brother finding me after the show being taken care of by several beautiful women at the Hooters tent. A much better option than the medical tent.
My advice is to go with all of the enthusiasm and excitement in the world, and remember to drink plenty of water.
This is your chance to have your say to make people come see your set at Download.
If you come see Nothing More play at Download you will not be disappointed. We will take the stage with such energy and enthusiasm as to match that of the entire crowd watching and we won’t let up until the last note is played. If you want to see a “dangerously” unique stage show and a bunch of Texans playing their hearts out, then Nothing More is for you.
The band are on the 4th stage, The Red Bull Studio Stage on Saturday at 5.15pm.