Today has been a pretty good day poppers… Not only have the majestic lad(s) at Cougar Microbes posted a lovely article about Alcopop, My First Tooth and goFASTER>> all at once, myself and Kev have had a magical time at our latest CD burning party (ahem) – but ‘Excellent Poppers’, the feature celebrating some of the finest gentlefolk involved (however remotely) in Alcopop has a part 5.
This time it’s Sean Reid, hero of the alternative scene and one of the Alter the Press writers (pictured), a website so up to date I’m pretty sure it has announced stuff before the bands themselves know what’s going on… Put simply, it’s a vital resource for anyone who wants to keep totally up to date with the alternative scene – and one that has supported Alcopop stirlingly over recent times.
Here’s his interview… Enjoy!
1.) Tell us a bit about Alter the Press – why should it be top of everyone’s RSS feeds?
Alter The Press! is a music webzine that mainly covers rock, punk, hardcore, pop-punk, indie and also a bit of hip-hop, electro and anything else we think is suitable for our site. It should be on RSS feeds because we try and keep up-to-date as possible, so it’s likely there is always something new to read on your feed. In addition to this, we’re always thinking of new ideas to add more depth to our site.
2.) Which bands do you feature on ATP that people get their clammy hands on immediately before they’re the biggest thing this side of all time?
Bayonets, The Auteur, MiMi Soya, The Motorcycle Industry and mewithoutYou. I also think Manchester Orchestra may grow in popularity this year.
3.) Who are your favourite Alcopop related band of all?
I really like goFaster>>. ‘A Modern Education’ is one of my favorite records I’ve heard this year. I also liked Cut The Blue Wire but unfortunatly they’re no more.
4.) Is Kenan a better role model than Kel – or does the orange soda swilling misfit have it sussed?
Kel because he loves orange soda and orange soda is simply awesome.
5.) How’s the compilation going? Have many downloaded it thus far?
The compilation has been great. I’m happy with the response it’s got and how well it’s came together. I think it’s had bout 300 plus downloads so far. I think we may do another one later this year.
6.) And finally, what’s your favourite other music blog out there?
I read a few music blogs, obviously I read Alcopop’s blog as well Big Scary Monster Records blog, Punktastic, Walnut Tree records, Sun On the Sand.net and Are You Fourlorn.com. I don’t really have a favourite, sorry.