Castleford lads, Allusondrugs have been playing together since 2012 and it’s been constant success ever since. They’ve supported Enter Shikari, released an awesome EP and now they can add Download Festival to the list. We couldn’t wait to speak to Vocalist Jason and Guitarist Damian to find out what Allusondrugs is really about…
Broken Arrow: How’s Download Festival been for you so far?
Jason: It’s been alright so far. It’s getting a bit sterile though as we’ve been running around like headless chickens! You guys are nice though.
Broken Arrow: Well thank you very much! Is this your first Download Festival?
Jason: Yeah – playing and visiting!
Broken Arrow: What do you think of it so far?
Jason: I don’t know yet unfortunately, cos we’ve only seen the Press Tent since we got here!
Broken Arrow: For those who aren’t familiar with Allusondrugs, can you recap how it all started and what you’re all about?
Damian: We started about two and a half years ago. We all went out to a pub in Castleford. We were on about starting a band and we decided on a name by accident – just drunken conversations. Then we practiced a bunch, got some songs together, played about a trillion gigs.
Jason: I think everyone minus me just wanted to get laid really and thought we better start a band!
Broken Arrow: You recently supported Enter Shikari on their Mindsweep tour – how was that?
Jason: It was an experience – a bit weird for us because in a lot of the places we were playing we’d only done our first shows there in the year before, so it was really ridiculous just to think we were supporting Enter Shikari and getting to do two sold out shows in London to like, 4,000 people.
Broken Arrow: You’ve also just come off your first headlining tour as well! How did that go for you?
Jason: We’d started playing so much that we’d kinda realised that we were getting really good, so it was great to be able to do our own tour!
Broken Arrow: You’ve been working on some new material, what can fans expect from your next record?
Damian: Well, we’re gonna put out a new single soon which is a lot lighter than the stuff we’ve done previously, and a little more reverb-y!
Broken Arrow: We can’t wait to hear it! So if you could see the creation of any album, just to see how it all came together, what would it be?
Jason: That’s a great question! I think maybe ‘Nevermind‘!
Damian: ‘Loveless‘ by My Bloody Valentine definitely.
Broken Arrow: What do you guys get up to when you’re not playing or rehearsing?
Jason: I lay in my bed a lot. I watch Youtube, play guitar and sing! I love finding new music and learning it.
Damian: Art! I’m really into Digital Art. I’ve done some of the artwork for the band and I’ve done some for other bands.
Broken Arrow: Anything to say to the fans?
Damian: Love one another! Be nice to everybody!
Check out the video for ‘Am I Weird‘: