News Class Of 2014: Skaters

Chasing the American dream by channelling indie royalty.

What’s the best thing that happened to you in 2013?
Making our record with John Hill. Producer-extroardinaire.

…and what’s the worst?
Getting a cavity search on our way to Bestival.

Why do you think 2014 is going to be a great year for Skaters?
Because we’re optimists.

If people were to listen to just one of your songs, which one would you hope it was and why?
‘Bandbreaker’ because it’s the one they’d least expect.

Is there one festival you’ve got your eyes on playing in particular, and why?
That one in Byron Bay (Splendour In The Grass) so we can go surfing.

What’s the worst piece of advice anyone’s ever given you?
Smoke weed before every take when you’re making a record.

Is there such a thing as being too hyped up? Can it overwhelm new bands?
Probably. Gotta stay humble, don’t get caught up in stuff. “Compliments are distracting” - Jimi Hendrix

Which other bands should people be looking out for in 2014?
Drowners. It would be easier to say who killed it in 2013 though.

If you were to give yourself a motto, what would it be?
No Problem.

What’s the weirdest thing anyone’s done at one of your gigs?
A half-naked dude swinging a skateboard in a mosh pit.

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