Here’s the May edition of Riff Radar!
This month we’re chatting to one of the hottest UK bands of the moment, As Everything Unfolds. Lead singer Charlie Rolfe tells us how the band got together and what’s she’s most excited for at DL22.
This is your first time at a full Download – but you did play Download Pilot! How was it?!
Charlie: It was amazing, couldn’t have asked for a better first time festival experience! We got to perform alongside some of our favourite artists, meet fans and hang out with friends. It was the first major show we had since before our album release and we couldn’t have wished for anything more.
How did As Everything Unfolds start out?
Charlie: In its current form the band has been going since around 2017, although we’d been going on and off before that for a few years, playing the odd show while we were at university etc. Some of us met at school, some through mutual and I actually met them on joinmyband.com!
How would you describe your sound?
We’re a blend of many different things. We don’t like to put ourselves into one genre but we like to describe it as heavy, cinematic, atmospheric post hardcore I suppose?
Can we expect any new music in time for Download?
You’ll have to wait and see…
Why should Downloaders check you out at DL2022?
It’s our first year at a major full size festival, this show means a lot to us, and we’ve just completed our first album cycle so it’ll be one to remember.
If you could cover a song from one of our headliners – KISS, Maiden, Biffy Clyro – what would you cover?
Biffy are a band I’ve grown up listening to. I’d have to pick Mountains, absolutely love that song.
Who are you most looking forward to seeing at DL2022?
I’m so excited to watch Meet Me @ The Altar! They’re one of the most exciting new bands at the moment and I’m hyped to watch them at a major U.K. festival.
If Download Dog came for a visit to your hometown, High Wycombe, where would you take him?
I’ll be honest and say we’re not overwhelmed by choice in good old High Wycombe, but could go for a Wagamama’s and a trip to the one local music venue we grew up in as a band, always nice to remember where you came from!