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11 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Say It With Sound This Christmas

Now that it’s finally December, it’s time to get excited about Christmas. With just seventeen days to go, this really is the most wonderful time of the year. Fairy lights, Christmas trees, mince pies and of course presents!

We understand that Christmas shopping can be a bit stressful at times, so we have decided to make things a little easier for you. Pure has a horde of digital radios and wireless speakers that would make fantastic gifts for family and friends. Here’s a few of our suggestions:


For Mum

The Evoke D4 Mio is the perfect gift for mum. Stylish and with superior sound quality, the radio comes in seven different colours with interchangeable cases so you can match it to your décor.  Great for either the kitchen or the bedroom with kitchen timer, alarm function and snooze handle at the top (great for those cold mornings!).

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For a Brother

Pop Midi with Bluetooth is a cool looking DAB digital and FM radio with a compact footprint, making it perfect for anywhere in the house. Designed and engineered based on user feedback, Pop Midi is the user-friendly radio. It’s so simple to use, just press the big button on top to turn on and off and twist to adjust the volume. There is also the option to purchase with Bluetooth, which means he can use the radio as a wireless speaker streaming from any smart phone or tablet.


For Dad

The Pure Evoke D6 not only looks great but sounds fantastic too! With a symmetrical and sleek design, the radio looks at place in any home and the two speakers give it immense stereo sound. The wooden casing has been specifically chosen for its acoustic properties. Packed full of features and with many digital radio stations to choose from, this is a toy that is sure to keep dad entertained. The Evoke D6 also comes equipped with Bluetooth, so he can play his favourite music from any smartphone or tablet.

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For a Sister

Featuring an exclusive bespoke design from the fine artist Rob Ryan, this beautiful designer Evoke D2 DAB digital radio would be the perfect present for any stylish sister. Available in festive red, or blue, this radio is equipped with Bluetooth for wireless speaker capabilities.

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For the Driving Enthusiast

Highway H260Di is an advanced car stereo with Bluetooth connectivity, super audio and a wide choice of digital, FM and AM stations. The Bluetooth connectivity safely allows you to make and receive phone calls, it also comes with a customisable button lighting so the radio will match the dashboard of your car.


For the Traveller

Know a globe trotter? Why not give them the gift of music on the move! Voca is Pure’s new rechargeable Bluetooth speaker. Attractive and compact, Voca comes in a hard-wearing aluminium case for durability, allowing you to take it anywhere. Weighing less than 1kg, it’s the perfect travel companion, and its superior stereo sound will sound fantastic in any corner of the world.

And if you’re still stuck, we’ve made a couple of Pinterest boards with a few of our favourite presents for him or her. You can find all of our products at www.pure.com.



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08 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

New Music Mondays – The Maine


With the gig downgraded from Academy 2 to Academy 3, the bands could feel a little disheartened but they don’t. Everyone onstage seems to be playing the gig of their life. With energy flowing and music playing, Academy 3 is electric.

Nick Santino’s set is rock’n’roll mixed with a country twang. Never have I seen one man and his guitar win over a crowd so quickly. He plays songs about love, loss and heartbreak – something we can all relate to. His voice sores around the venue, sounding like the perfect combination of broken glass and spun gold. As each song finishes, more and more people are watching in awe – with a few misty eyes spotted too.

For a band that are enjoying their first time playing here, Lydia certainly seem shocked by the amount of fans they have in the crowd. Leighton Antelman is an unlikely frontman but wins everyone over with his awkward charm and amazingly powerful voice. Keyboardist, Matt Keller, is a captivating man to watch. He seems to be playing like a man possessed. With ‘This Is Twice Now’, the crowd are completely hooked and singing along. This is a band that I cannot wait to grace our shores again.

With a crowd rushing towards the stage before you’ve even started, applauding the roadies, and generally becoming more impatient with every passing second, you know you’re onto a winner. The Maine are a band that have certainly grown with every album they’ve put out, and tonight’s show goes to prove it. Playing old songs with a new spin, showing just how much they’ve progressed. They are definitely a band that proves that you can stay true to your roots, without being scared to take chances and try new things. Unfortunately for the band, the venue’s sound quality starts off shaky and just doesn’t match up to their talent, leaving them sounding muddy in places – not that the rabid fans seem to mind, they’re clambering at the stage as if their lives depend on it – thankfully though, this seems to resolve itself after a few songs and it’s all good from there on out. The Maine are a band that really know how to captivate an audience. Everyone in the venue is dancing and singing along – even the parents waiting at the bar can’t resist tapping their feet along to the music. ‘Vanilla’ certainly has the crowd in the palm of their hand – even I can’t stop myself from dancing to it. Having played this venue 7yrs ago with The Academy Is…, the band play an amazing set filled with songs that other bands wish they’d written.

Check out http://shop.81twentythree.com/ and grab a copy of all three artists’ albums.

By Megahn Keene, SSR Music and Creative Industries Student

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04 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Pop Radio Promotion


Fancy winning a Sage by Heston Blumenthal Barista Coffee Machine worth £500? We have twenty to give away with the purchase of any Pop Mini, Pop Midi or Pop Maxi. Once you’ve made your purchase visit http://www.makemykitchencool.com/, to enter and we will be in touch if you are one of the lucky twenty!

Competition ends 31.03.2014


Promotion is open to residents of the UK aged 16 and over for the chance to win one of 20 Sage™ by Heston Blumenthal® the Barista Express™.
The Free Prize Draw is not open to employees and their families of any of the Imagination Technologies Group plc companies (“Imagination”), their agents or anyone else professionally connected with the promotion.
Entry into the Free Prize Draw is subject to the acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
To enter the Free Prize Draw online visit makemykitchencool.com, fill in your details as requested and click the ‘Submit’ button.
One entry per person. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed. If it becomes apparent that a participant is using a computer(s) to circumvent this condition by the use of, for example, ‘script’, ‘brute force’ or any other automated means, that participant will be disqualified and any prize award will be void.
By participating in the Free Prize Draw, participants consent to the use of their name, screen-name, image, photographs, and geographical location for advertising, promotional and news purposes without addition compensation. All other personal data will be used only for the administration of the Free Prize Draw.
No responsibility is taken for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete or cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason. Proof of sending is not proof of delivery.
Closing date for the free prize draw and receipt of entries is 31.03.15
The winners will be drawn at random under independent supervision. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Twenty winners will each receive one Sage™ by Heston Blumenthal® the Barista Express™ coffee machine.
Prizes are sent out by courier parcel service, 72hr, signed for, trackable service – to the UK Mainland.
The winners will be notified by 17.04.15 by email.
A list of the winners’ names and counties can be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the following address: Pure – Make My Kitchen Cool Promotion, PO Box 485, Wilstead, Bedford, MK45 3XN.
The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.
Imagination accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the Free Prize Draw or accepting the prize.
Imagination further disclaims liability for any injury or damage to your or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials in connection with the Free Prize Draw.
Imagination reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this Free Prize Draw with or without prior notice due to reasons outside their control.
This promotion is not in association with Sage™.

Promoter: Imagination Technologies Limited, Imagination House, Home Park Estate, Kings Langley, Herts WD4 8LZ, United Kingdom

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28 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

We’re a DAB hand at Digital Radio

We don’t like to boast, but when it comes to digital radio, we truly believe we’ve got it covered. We do however, understand that you shouldn’t just take our word for it, so when we saw What Hi Fi’s recent article on the Best DAB digital radios to buy in 2014 we wanted to share its findings.

Okay, so the truth is we wanted to show off, but for good reason. Pure features as the ‘Best Buy’ in six out of the twelve categories, which we think is pretty good.

So, whether you are in the market for a portable radio, clock radio, or in-car DAB radio, we really do have the perfect solution to suit. Not only this but they all come with three years warranty and are digital tick approved, for that added peace of mind.

We’ve put below a few of our own suggestions for four of the categories, either an updated model or something new to consider:

Best pocket DAB radio – Move 2500

A compact, light DAB digital and FM radio, Move 2500 is ideal if you love radio on the move.

Move 2500 is available in a choice of brushed silver aluminium casework, or black aluminium fascia with mirror finish back, and sounds fantastic thanks to its separate bass and treble controls and high-quality in-ear, noise-isolating headphones.

Best portable DAB radio – Pop Midi with Bluetooth

Pop Midi is the mid-sized member of our new Pop family of DAB digital and FM radios. The five dedicated preset buttons make it easy to tune in to your favourite radio station. It features two alarms, a kitchen timer and an input for your iPod/MP3 player.

As the mid-sized member of our new Pop family, Pop Midi is ideal for anywhere in your home. Measuring only 17cm high, 9cm wide and 10cm deep, Pop Midi is perfect for most bedside tables or kitchen worktops. Features a highly visible clock, two alarms, kitchen timer, auxiliary input and DAB digital and FM radio. For portable listening, Pop Midi takes an optional eco-friendly ChargePAK D1 or the option to use regular AA alkaline batteries.

Best DAB radio under £50 – Pure One Mini Series 2

A compact, portable digital radio, One Mini Series 2 offers a blend of quality, style and affordability that’s hard to beat. Measuring just 13 cm wide by 13.5 cm high, it’s an ideal travelling companion, providing hours of portable listening when fitted with an optional rechargeable ChargePAK.

Best DAB radio with Bluetooth – Evoke D4 Mio

Evoke D4 Mio with Bluetooth is the latest version of this iconic portable DAB digital and FM radio, featuring leather effect casing with interchangeable coloured trims that are available to match any accessory in your home. The included remote control makes it easy to select radio stations and adjust the volume when your favourite track comes on.

Built-in Bluetooth turns your radio into a great wireless speaker – just choose your favourite music, streaming service or internet radio station and play it direct from your phone or tablet without trailing wires.

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12 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Rob Ryan John Lewis Signing


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Celebrating of the launch of the new red Rob Ryan radio design, Rob Ryan himself will be participating in a rare signing event at John Lewis’s Peter Jones store in Sloane Square.

The launch of the new red design follows the success of the luxurious designer Evoke D2 which was launched earlier this year. The new colour features the same bespoke design by Rob Ryan whose artwork can be found in a variety of products from textiles to jewellery and has featured in the likes of Vogue, Stylist and Elle.

Influenced by the BBC motto ‘nation shall speak peace unto nation’ the radio features Rob’s whimsical poem titled ‘listen to the world’. The new colour is to bring a festive twist to the creative radio, just in time for Christmas, and would make for a seasonal gift for a loved one (or yourself!).

The signing will take place on Saturday 15th of November from 2pm to 5pm on the fourth floor of John Lewis’s Peter Jones store in Sloane Square. This is a unique opportunity for fans to meet the artist and get their radio signed.

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03 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Wireless listening just got vocal with Voca

Pure’s portable Bluetooth speaker with superior stereo sound

Today we announce the latest addition to our wireless audio portfolio, Voca, a rechargeable Bluetooth speaker combining quality stereo sound with a stylish design.

Voca is a fully portable Bluetooth speaker that enables users to stream music wherever they go, whether around the home, in the garden or out and about. Voca gives a more impactful and entertaining sound experience than any phone or tablet can provide alone.

The big sound, small speaker has been hand tuned by Pure’s audio engineers to deliver a clear, full-bodied stereo sound, while its dual passive radiators enhance the low-end tones produced by two full-range speakers, giving bass a boost for incredible overall audio quality.

Nick Hucker, senior director of global sales and marketing at Pure, says: “With the increasing popularity of audio streaming services, people want their music delivered to them on the go. We wanted to bring the quality associated with a home hi-fi system to a more compact form factor that fits in with the way people live their lives, which is why the Voca delivers the convenience of portable wireless streaming, with superior sound and great design.”

Voca’s rugged aluminium casework along with its illuminated controls combines a hard wearing exterior with effortless style. It also comes with a three year warranty for peace of mind.

Key features

  • Instant access – The Bluetooth connectivity allows you to play music stored on your smartphone, tablet or computer from up to 10m (30ft) away. For any device which doesn’t feature Bluetooth, the auxiliary input can be used.
  • Hands-free calling – Bluetooth enables a conference facility on the go, so users can take calls wirelessly from any smartphone straight to the speaker with built-in mic.
  • Convenience – Its lightweight design makes it simple to stream music wherever you go.
  • Fully rechargeable – Once powered up it will keep the music playing for up to ten hours
  • Stylish – Engineered to impress, Voca combines style with substance, its sleek shape and curved edges, means it won’t look out of place in any room.


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22 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Your Extra Hour

This Sunday (October 26th) at 2 am sees the end of British Summer Time and the clocks moving back an hour to make our mornings lighter (hopefully making it easier for us to get out of bed!).  The clocks change twice a year, going forward in the spring and then back again in the autumn, so to mark this occasion we’ve created a fun infographic with some interesting facts about the change back into Greenwich Median Time.

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With the bustle of everyday life, it’s hard to keep a track of when these changes take place. Luckily, if you happen to own a Pure digital radio this stress is taken away. If you don’t, you’re spoilt for choice, as all of our digital radios automatically update to the time change. Have a look at our range here.

To celebrate that ever crucial extra hour in bed, we are holding a competition! To enter simply Tweet us, comment on Facebook or comment on Instagram on how you plan on spending your extra hour this weekend.  We are looking for the most creative and interesting answers.

We have two prizes to give away, one Evoke D2 Mio for the runner up and one Evoke D4 Mio for the winner!  Pure’s Evoke D2 and D4 Mios feature stylish interchangeable grilles in seven different colours, making it easy to match your radio to your décor. Both radios have alarm functions, making them perfect for your bedside table. The D4 Mio even comes with a touch sensitive snoozehandle if you’re not up for facing the cold mornings just yet.


Competition Rules

  1. This competition starts at 11.00am BST on the 22nd October 2014 and will run continuously until 11.59pm GMT on 28th October 2014, when the competition closes.
  2. Entrants will be required to submit an answer to our question “How are you going to spend your extra hour this weekend?” Entrants should tweet @PURE_Insider with their answer, or comment on either Pure’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/PURE) or Instagram account (@PURE_Insider) with their response.
  3. Winners will be selected by our judging panel based on the creativity of their answers.
  4. The main prize is an Evoke D4 Mio with Bluetooth. One runner up will receive an Evoke D2 Mio with Bluetooth.
  5. Winners will be asked to provide pictures of themselves with the prize for use on our social media outlets (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest).
  6. Each winner will be contacted via social media and announced on Pure’s Facebook page and blog insider.pure.com on or around 29th October 2014.
  7. This competition is subject to the Standard Competition Terms and Conditions set out below.



Standard Competition Terms and Conditions

  1. The promoter of the competition is: Pure (Imagination Technologies Limited), Imagination House, Home Park Estate, Kings Langley, Herts, WD4 8LZ (“we”, “us” or “our”).
  2. Your entry in the competition constitutes your acceptance of these legally binding terms and conditions.
  3. In order to be eligible to win, you must:
    1. be over 18 years of age and resident in the United Kingdom;
    2. have access to the internet; and
    3. not be one of our employees or an employee of our associated companies (including their family/household members).
    4. Only one entry per person is permitted, unless otherwise stated. Automated entries will be invalidated, including multiple entries from the same IP address or telephone number range.
    5. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are not received by us.
    6. Names of the winners may be used by us for promotional and publicity purposes, unless you otherwise notify us at the time of submitting your entry.  Winners may be requested to take part in or co-operate with reasonable publicity.
    7. Your personal data will be used strictly to administer the competition or otherwise only with your consent and will be handled in accordance with current UK data protection legislation.
    8. No cash alternative or alternative prize(s) are available on request but in the event the advertised competition prize(s) are unavailable we reserve the right to offer alternative prize(s) of equal or greater value. Prizes are non-transferable.
    9. The competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand and agree that you are providing your information to us and not to Facebook. By entering the competition, you release Facebook from any action or claim arising out of the competition. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the competition must be directed to us, not Facebook.
    10. We will not be liable for any damage, loss or disappointment suffered by any person taking part or not being able to take part in a competition. By participating in the competition, to the extent permissible by law you release us from any and all claims, damages or liabilities arising from or relating to the acceptance of any prizes in connection with your participation in the promotion. Nothing in this clause shall act so as to exclude our liability for death or personal injury as a result of our negligence.  We are not liable in the event that any portion of the promotion is cancelled due to weather, fire, strike, acts of war or terrorism, or any other condition beyond their control.
    11. We may, at our sole discretion, disqualify you from the competition on the basis of any fraudulent, rude, abusive, or otherwise inappropriate behaviour.
    12. Our decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
    13. These terms and conditions are governed by English law.



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20 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

New Music Mondays – Me Vs Hero


Kicking things off are Simmer who run into technical difficulties straight away. This leads to an atmospheric instrumental number to fill time. When things are up and running, the band struggle to gain the crowd’s attention but soon hit their stride, around the third song in, and the reaction to their set is pretty good.

Landmarks_Photograph by Ben Sheridan

Next up are hometown boys, Landmarks (image on right) who show Sound Control exactly what pop-punk should be –loud, passionate and energetic enough to get the crowd bouncing. The vocal work between lead singer, Brad Shea and bassist, Adam Long is a beautiful combination of passion and power. The band manage to play catchy tunes without falling into the easy trap of sounding too much like every other band within the genre, bringing about a Set Your Goals feel to this side of the pond without losing their own identity as a band. With them taking to the studio in November to record their album, I have high hopes for what the finished product sounds like.

If I was giving an award for most energetic front man, Roam’s Alex Costello would win hands down. He’s a tiny powerhouse onstage and has the crowd lapping it up from the very get go. His stage presence reminds me of a younger Bert McCracken (The Used) with the way he blurs the line between band and fans. The band themselves bring out a different, little more aggressive , side of pop-punk with Charlie Pearson’s pounding drum beats shaking you to your very core (in the best possible way). Naivety seems to be a crowd favourite–with fans all clamouring to get closer to the stage. I just hope that when the band, inevitably, gain more exposure they don’t lose this intimacy with their fans.

Having released their long awaited second album ‘I’m Completely Fine ’just over two weeks ago, the Crowd is understandably raring to go when Me Vs Hero storm the stage. Sing-alongs, stage invasions and crowd surfers kicking the lighting rig (health and safety nightmare but the fan’s delight)….and it’s only two songs into their set. These guys show everyone just what the whole pop punk scene is about. A sense of community, of comradery, all wrapped up in a bouncy beat and a whole lot of fun.

Picture Credit: Ben Sheridan

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15 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Pure launches new digital radio with superior stereo sound 


Pure introduces Evoke D6 with Bluetooth

London, UK, October 15 2014: Pure evolves an icon with the Evoke D6, the next generation of one of the world’s most iconic digital radios, with Bluetooth and superior stereo sound.

The new Evoke D6 boasts two front-facing speakers with smart, streamlined looks, quality audio and a suite of enriching features including Bluetooth for convenient wireless streaming.

Benefitting from Pure’s heritage of British design and engineering, Evoke D6 with Bluetooth has been hand-tuned to deliver class-leading audio and includes the latest digital amplification technology.

Its solid housing in a real oak veneer finish encases its wooden engineered box, chosen for its exceptional acoustic properties, while its custom drive units have been carefully designed and constructed to allow optimum dynamics with a smooth natural frequency response. The new D6 might have a familiar look, but the technology inside produces an unrivalled stereo sound.

Says Nick Hucker, Pure’s senior director of sales and marketing: “The Evoke D6 comes from our continued drive to design and build the very best audio products. Since the launch of the very first Evoke in 2002, the Evoke range has been critically acclaimed for its sound and design and as such the new Evoke D6 is engineered for those that truly love great quality music around the home.”

Its slightly larger, contemporary look, alongside unrivalled audio makes it ideal to reproduce stereo sound around any family home. The integrated 20 watt digital amplifier gives the Evoke D6 its power while its active-multiple feedback loudspeaker equalisation, provides great sounding tone.  Comprising a multi format, DAB/DAB+/FM tuner, the Evoke D6 has received the Digital Radio tick mark to signify that it is future ready in the event of a digital radio switchover. Bluetooth connectivity gives users access to all their favourite songs wirelessly, be it from a laptop, smartphone or tablet, and for any device which doesn’t feature Bluetooth, the auxiliary input can be used. The radio comes with two alarms, and a touch sensitive SnoozeHandle for added convenience, making it perfect for every room in the house including the bedroom.

Other features include an, optional rechargeable F1 ChargePak, which will deliver up to 65 hours of portable listening, 30 presets (15 DAB and 15 FM) with five quick preset access buttons and a stereo headphone socket. It also comes with a three year warranty for peace of mind.

The Evoke D6 (SRP £179.99) will be available exclusively for launch from John Lewis.

About Pure

Pure is a world leading consumer electronics manufacturer and leads the way in music streaming and radio systems, multiroom audio and entertainment cloud services with the Pure Connect portal www.pureconnect.com as well as innovating in new areas. Designed and engineered in the UK, all of Pure’s products are manufactured with the environment in mind and at ethically audited facilities. Pure is a division of Imagination Technologies Group plc. See www.pure.com.


UK Press Contact

Sophie Spooner


+44 (0) 1923 277646


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13 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

New Music Monday – Modern Baseball

Our gig reviewer Meghan Keene shares her thoughts on American band, Modern Baseball’s show at Sound Control Manchester, and talks to the band afterwards.

Losing Sleep start things off with just vocalist/guitarist, Liam Clayton taking to the stage. His opening song is heartfelt but doesn’t really move the crowd. It isn’t until the rest of the band join him that people start to pay attention. The set is good but it feels more like we’re watching a practise session in their garage than a sold out show. The backing vocals sound less harmonic and more like a fight for being heard. It is a shame, because they’re obviously giving it their all, but they just don’t quite live up to what so many other bands can deliver.

This is something that Spraynard have nothing to worry about. Bringing a punk vibe to the venue, they have masses of groove laden beats and choruses made to sing along to. They play an engaging and energetic set that seems a little wasted on such a tiny crowd. But this doesn’t seem to deter them at all. Their albums, ‘Funtitled’ and ‘Cut And Paste’, are both available through their Bandcamp now (spraynard.bandcamp.com)

Then it’s time for Modern Baseball, who everyone is really here to see, to take the stage. Now I’m not really sure how to label them, so I won’t even try. Bridging genres can often leave a band lacking in identity and sounding confused, but these guys manage to skip past that and find a niche of their own. The crowd absolutely love them. With the basement of Sound Control sold out, the atmosphere is almost palpable. With a set that runs smoothly between Bright Eyes-esque vocals and toe-tapping sounds, to more of a NOFX vibe, Modern Baseball certainly provide an interesting time. With quirky vocals, fast guitars and breakdowns that make you shudder, all injected with a good bit of interactive banter, MB are like no other. The crowd simply go wild from the get go. Never have I seen so many crowdsurfers at once.

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Hi, can you just introduce yourselves

Hey I’m Sean and I play drums

And I’m Ian and I play bass in Modern Baseball

How did the band form?

Sean – The band formed when Brandon and Jake, the two singers, were in highschool. They started the project together and they came to Philadelphia to go to college and that’s where they met me and Ian.

So what’s the reception been like in the UK?

Sean – It’s been incredible.

Ian – Yeah, nothing like we ever expected.

Sean – I think most of the shows have been sold out. Which is crazy. I mean we came over here in the spring as support and that went really well. But to come over here as headliners and have it go pretty well is incredible.

Yeah, you’ve already got a queue out there which is really good.

Sean – Yeah it’s crazy.

Have you seen a difference between the UK fans and the American fans?

Sean – Yeah, the UK fans are definitely more respectful. It’s very interesting, they don’t talk in between songs, like it’s kind of awkward. They just listen.

I suppose that’s good for you though.

Sean – Oh yeah it’s cool but we’re awkward so we don’t know what to say.

Ian – Yeah we’re all just standing up there like ‘uhhh’

You could just fill it with instrumentals.

Sean – Oh yeah we do that. We can play like ten seconds of every song ever

Ian – Which is about every song that’s been on rock radio.

Where are you guys heading next?

Sean – We’re doing London tomorrow and then Kingston and then we go back home.

Where in the world have you got the best reception so far?

Ian – Last night in Glasgow was a lot of fun.

Sean – Yeah Glasgow was awesome. And Dublin was incredible. Yeah, it was pretty wild.

Ian – Like our craziest shows are definitely back home in Philly. Just because that’s where all our friends are. But yeah we’ve been lucky enough to have a lot of cool shows pretty much everywhere.

Where would you like to play that you haven’t already?

Ian – I want to go to Antarctica.

Sean – I want to play Japan. I want to play Australia.

Ian – I want to play everywhere weird.

Sean – Yeah, play South Africa.

Ian – Play with Die Antwood.

Sean – I want to play somewhere where there’s penguins.

Ian – Yeah, Antarctica.

What like a crowd of penguins?

Ian – Oh now that would be amazing.

Sean – I’d just like to know they were there.

You could ask fans but I think you’d just end up with a lot of stuffed toys.

Ian – I don’t know if fans could you know….

Sean – what, own a penguin?

Ian – Yeah I’m sure you can own one but like….I guess if you’re a zoo. So we should just play a zoo. In the penguin tank.

Sean – we were making this joke once and then my good friend, Will, was like really quiet and then like “I’ve played a zoo”. And yeah, apparently his old band played a zoo.

Ian – There was a scene in Metalocalpyse where they played a concert to just cats and dogs.

Sean – We can do that.

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened on tour?

Ian – probably the last time we were in Manchester. We rolled up to the house we were staying in at a friend of ours and some guy comes to the window and he’s like “hey I know what you’re doing” so we’re like “what?” and he goes “I know what you’re doing, you guys are robbers”. And he basically goes on to tell us that he’s a robber too so he knows what we’re doing and he’s not gonna let us rob the old lady in the neighbourhood.

Sean – And it turned out as soon as we told him who we were staying with he was like “oh yeah they’re my friends”. And then we found out that apparently he’s like the world’s worst drug dealer. He like goes door to door and is like “d’you wanna buy some drugs?” So that dude…that was weird.

So what’s the plan for after this tour?

Sean – We’re gonna go home and then we’re doing a full US tour with The Wonder Years, The Story So Far and Gnarwolves.

Before I leave, is there anything you’d like to say to your fans?

Sean – Yeah, thanks for coming to this show instead of Dragonforce down the street.

Ian – Drink Brawndo, the thirst mutilator.


*Image copyright Modern Baseball.



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