All Time Low recently made an appearance on late night show, ‘Conan‘, to perform their new single, “Time-Bomb” from the band’s latest album release, Dirty Work. An official video for the single is coming soon. Fans can watch the live Conan performance available now.
Recently, I had the chance to ask All Time Low a few questions about things such as rituals before a performance, scariest fan encounters, and what career moment they would change if they had the chance. You can read about that below.
How did ‘All Time Low’ come together as a band?
All Time Low was formed during our Freshmen year of high school. We met casually and realized we all had the same tastes in music, and the same thirst for live atmosphere. We played (badly) together a couple of times and realized that we needed to take a shot at doing something real.
Do you have any superstitions or rituals you go through before a performance?
Nope. A few drinks and some good tunes get the gears turning every time.
How do you juggle romance/relationships with a time demanding career?
It’s tough… It really is. The band is such a big commitment, and such a big part of our lives, that to juggle it with relationships can create a real strain on certain pieces of who we are. That said, we’ve been at this for a while now, and have learned/are learning to balance things in the best way possible.
What was your weirdest/scariest fan encounter?
I had someone quite literally stalk me in my home once… She took pictures through windows and hid in my bushes, then posted about it online later. Highly inappropriate.
Some artists have odd requests/demands for their backstage needs. What are two things you request or must have?
A bowl of MnM’s guarded by Starwars action figures, and a puppy to play with. We don’t always get them.
You recently were on tour with The Starting Line and We Are The In Crowd. Do you guys hang out in your down time? What’s the chemistry like between the three bands?
The tour was rad. We made such good friends with everybody on that tour. I adore WATIC, and The Starting Line have been a band that we’ve all looked up to for quite a while, so we feel lucky to get to know them as dudes. Awesome folks.
What song/career moment would you change/redo if you had the chance?
That’s a tough question, because even the songs/moments we look back on and don’t like so much, helped shape who we are now. I guess if I could take one back it might be Come One, Come All. Not our best effort, by any means. Haha.
You worked with Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo on your single “I Feel Like Dancin’” – How did that come about?
By chance, really. Weezer was still a part of Interscope records at the time, and I thought it would be a cool idea to just reach out and see if there was any interest on Rivers’ end to collaborate. We had never met before, but he responded quickly and was into the idea. I went over to his place and we wrote the song in about half an hour, sitting on his floor, talking about ridiculous party moments and Lionel Richie.
What is your favorite and your least favorite song to perform?
I absolutely love playing Forget About It right now. Good energy, fun to sing, and always gets a great reaction from the audience. I really don’t dislike playing any of our songs, but I guess you could say that I’m a little tired of playing Coffee Shop Soundtrack, as it’s one of our older songs, and we’ve probably been playing it at every show for the passed four or five years. Haha!
What drives and inspires you to do what you love?
That seems like a pretty obvious answer… I’m doing what I love. It’s easy to do what you love. Music is a learning experience, an escape from reality, a soundtrack to life– It makes everything better, and I’m lucky enough to be surrounded by it every day.
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