Downloader's Freddie Jones sat down with restless in paradise's front woman Beckiee Galvin to talk about there head lining act at Download 2015.
HI BECKIEE! FIRST THINGS FIRST, HOW HAVE YOU BEEN AFTER HEADLINING DOWNLOAD?
We've been great! We have done a few concerts supporting great bands such as 'all time low', such great guys! As well as working on our new album.
YES, 'PERFECT SILENCE' LETS TALK ABOUT THAT FOR A BIT..
All i'm saying now is that its been really fun to do and there are a few new sounds. (laughs)
Yes, you can expect a few vocals from Lewis [lead guitarist of restless in paradise] and maybe some other recognizable voices. oh! and maybe a few ukuleles, who knows?
"ITS LIKE BEING THE NEW KID AT SCHOOL"
DOES IT EVER GET SCARY WORKING WITH ALL THESE BIG NAME BANDS?
Not scary, more like intimidating (laughs). Being the 'new' band around is like when you move to a new school as a kid and trying to make friends, you always try to make a good first impression! But no, in all seriousness, its great. We get to work with some lovely people who make you feel so welcome and help us through it. Jack [bassist from down under] is like a brother to me! He is always giving us pointers and showing us his signature stage moves (chuckles).
GOING BACK TO YOUR BAND... EXPLAIN TO ANY NEWBIES WHAT KIND OF BAND YOU ARE. WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
You could describe are music as hard rock/post-grunge. The music can be very hard hitting, you know, strong vocals. (laughs). We'd like to say that we have a similar sound to 'The pretty reckless' or an 'Avenged Sevenfold' style band but with a female vocalist.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE A 'RECKLESS IN PARADISE' CONCERT?
In one word? Mad. Dan [lead guitarist from Reckless in paradise'] is literally the craziest guy you'll ever meet! If you have ever seen us live you will understand that. (chuckles). There is a lot of light flashes, drum solos, guitar solos AND one thing i love to do is get the crowd involved the whole way through. You know, questions, chants, getting them to do certain actions haha.
SADLY, I HAVE YET TO SEE YOU LIVE, BUT JAMIE [PHOTOGRAPHER FOR 'DOWNLOADER' HAS AND SAID IT WAS AMAZING.
Awh, thank you, we do try haha.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY THE BEST AND WORST THING IS ABOUT PLAYING CONCERTS?
The best? Now i know this is going to sound cliche but probably just the fans. Like the reaction they give and how much they join in is just great. I can't really say that there is any bad things. The whole experience is just great.
WHEN DID YOU FIRST REALIZE YOU WANTED TO DO MUSIC?
Iv always enjoyed singing since i was little but never did anything about it. When i was 13 i did a solo in my school musical and i absolutely loved. I guess since then i never really wanted to get off the stage.
HAHA, AS WERE COMING TO THE END OF THE INTERVIEW, IM GOING TO ASK YOU SOME NON BAND RELATED QUESTIONS.
FIRST QUESTION: WHAT IS THE LAST PICTURE TAKEN ON YOUR PHONE?
*shows photo of a face swap between her and Jimmy Carr* Basically, there is this app where you can put your face onto someone else. So me and Jack thought it would be funny to get up pictures of famous people and swap with them. (Laughs).
I THINK THAT WE SHOULD GET ONE AT THE END OF THIS INTERVIEW HAHA. OKAY, SECOND AND FINAL QUESTION: IF YOU HAD TO SPEND A MONTH STRANDED ON AN ISLAND WITH ONE PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Oh my God haha, erm, maybe Micheal McIntyre (laughs). I think he'd just make the most of out the situation were in and would lighten up the mood. Either him or another comedian such as Jack Whitehall, or maybe Russel Brand. Who knows?