Festival preview: Of Mice and Men at Slam Dunk, Leeds
American metalcore band Of Mice and Men are one of the major names on the bill at this year's Slam Dunk Festival, staged in Leeds city centre on May 28.
Ahead of it, the group spoke to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
You guys have played some serious festivals over the years, how do they compare to Slam Dunk?
We really love the festival vibe. A huge gathering of music lovers ready to enjoy a variety of different artists...it’s such a great atmosphere to perform in. We played Slam Dunk a few years ago and it was exactly that so we can’t wait to come back.
The last album I heard from you was ‘Restoring Force’ which was an absolute killer; what’s next?
Thanks! We’re currently in the studio right now creating our next album and things are sounding really exciting, we can’t wait to finish it.
You are travelling to the UK for Slam Dunk, then hopping over the channel to Nuremburg, Germany for a show; Do you have any plans this year for a full on tour?
We’re definitely planning to do more touring in the UK, we also hope to release our new album this year so our tour will most likely revolve around that.
What are your plans for the next couple of years, release and tour-wise?
New album coming soon, tours and all events related to our band will be announced on our website ofmiceandmenoffical.com so bookmark that page!
In the past, the band have had a couple of line-up changes; how does the band feel about the current line up and direction the band and music are taking?
This is the longest running line-up of the band and for good reason! We share a mutual desire for constant elevation and that’s exactly the direction the album is taking and we hope to reach more people’s ears with this new music.
For more details on Slam Dunk visit http://slamdunkmusic.com/festival/