This morning I interviewed Matt Pryor from The Get Up Kids for Mixdown Magazine (look for the interview in the June issue). The band’s touring Oz in August for Soundwave Touring – I saw them about a million years ago with Jebediah and Area 7, long before their break-up and eventual reunion, so It’ll be super-cool to see them again.
“There Are Rules, indeed — The Get Up Kids wrote them.” – Consequence Of Sound
It’s been over ten years since five kids from Kansas City, USA crashed the party of every punk-leaning teen worldwide with their breathless hooks and feverish intensity. In the blink of an eye THE GET UP KIDS were suddenly the darlings of the underground, cementing their significance with 1999′s seminal ‘Something To Write Home About’… “It’s original, powerful, aggressive, heartfelt… it is simply the greatest pop punk album ever written.” – Sputnik Music