Bury Tomorrow rock the Underworld and answer our questions before going on stage
Bury Tomorrow are a five-piece metalcore band from Southampton and tonight is their last show before the release of their second album, The Union of Crowns. With support from Romeo Is Dead and I Killed The Prom Queen appearing later in the evening, Bury Tomorrow had the perfect slot in the show as the audience were excited and ready to have a good time.
Daniel Winter-Bates takes the stage, acting as the perfect frontman, ordering the crowd to come up on stage and demanding circle pits at every opportunity. As he sprayed water over the audience and grabbed onto the ceiling as he sang, it was obvious that this man was born to perform. Soft vocalist Jason Cameron added a more melodic edge to the songs, with his voice echoing around the room. These vocals mixed incredibly well with the heavy guitars throughout every song and the crashing drums that could be heard throughout.
Most of the crowd were already aware of Bury Tomorrow and were very excited to see them live, as they walked on stage to an array of screams and shouts, and throughout the set, whatever Daniel said was received with screams from the crowd. Playing a mixture of old songs, which were received very well by the members of the crowd who already knew the band, and newer songs from their debut album Portraits and their upcoming album The Union of Crowns, the band had the audience in the palm of their hand – and they knew it.
From start to finish, Bury Tomorrow remained on a very high standard and they most definitely did not disappoint. It was refreshing to see a group of people really enjoying themselves on stage and getting the crowd involved at every opportunity. They didn’t want to waste a second of their time on stage and were determined to leave a lasting reminder on the audience. Anyone who didn’t know Bury Tomorrow when they walked in the Underworld last night would definitely be leaving wanting to hear more from them.
We interviewed Bury Tomorrow just before they went on stage.
So, I Killed The Prom Queen are over for a few dates and you’re supporting. How’s it been?
Bury Tomorrow: We got offered to play this date and our album comes out next week so we thought it’d be a really cool show to play. We love playing London and we love I Killed The Prom Queen so it all just made sense really.
So your album comes out next week – how does it differ from your last record, Portraits?
In every way, really. It’s more of an interesting listen; it gives you more to think about whilst you’re listening to it. It’s the same basic formula but we’ve all gotten better at our instruments. Jason’s still crooning. He sang the whole album wearing a suit with a bottle of red wine.
Classy! Now, for the people who’ve never heard of you before, how would you describe your new album?
Basically if Michael Bolton joined Killswitch Engage! Some songs on the record are very similar to Killswitch Engage and some are like newer metal like Parkway Drive. If you were to take an iron bar, dip it in copper and then dip it in iron again, that’s our new album: we’re pretty metal!
Do you have any plans for the summer?
We’re trying to play every single festival we possibly can this summer. We’ve got Hevy fest coming up soon, Costa de Fuego in Spain with Guns N’ Roses, and quite a few other small venue festivals that we’re headlining which will be fun. Oh, and it’s quite a way away but we’re touring with Architects in November which will be our biggest UK tour so far, which is going to be amazing.
What should people expect to see when they go to your shows?
Lots of nudity! If you like men stripping and breakdowns, you’ll really like us live. We just try to have an up-tempo, good time; we try and have a laugh. Tickets are expensive, no-one has any money, so we want people to feel like they’ve been to a show rather that just listened to a CD.
If you could tour with anyone, who would it be?
I want to tour with Nicki Minaj – that would definitely be interesting. But seriously, it’d be great to tour with big melodic metal bands like Trivium and As I Lay Dying.
Excellent! Good luck with your album release!
Thanks! It comes out 16th July, and you can get it in all major record stores!
Photos: Helen Parish
For further information and future gigs visit Bury Tomorrow’s website here.