This young yet talented band from Redditch/Birmingham UK “StakeOut” are surely the next generation of pop rock! This band brings poppy vocal melodies o the front of the mix along with hard-hitting pop punk guitar riffs that will sure to please listeners who came from many genres. We chat to the lovely trio at their “Young and Fearless tour” to find out more.
Stakeout are (Matthew Hodgetts - Lead Vocals & Guitar, Lee Jackson - Bass Guitar & Vocals, Alex Banes – Drums).
So how did you guys come about meeting each other? Matt- Me and Alex basically went to the same high school and we started playing music together in like year 8 and then we wanted to make a band so we recruited a few more people, we played with them for ages, we had like 3 guitarists and 1 drummer and then Lee came along and we realized we needed a bass man!
Lee- The three of us have been together now for like 5 years.
What is your newest release? Matt- At the moment it is out “Live It Up” E.P, which is like a five track E.P. “Heartbreak overdue” is technically our new single, we’ve only put up the music video for the song a week ago, and it’s already had like 10,000 views on it! It’s just mad! Lee- And then we have a new song that we’ve played for the first time on our tour we just had and we’ve recorded that, but it’s not out there yet, so that’s something to keep an eye on.
What has been the best tour/show you’ve done so far? Matt- This tour has probably been the best, mainly because it’s been OUR tour. It’s so cool to come to shows and have them this packed! IS- You’ve had A LOT of bands on this tour as well?
Alex- Yeah! We have had a lot of local support this time as well as the two main supports, Speaking In Shadows and Paighton. Lee- There are just so many great bands in the UK and we love the idea of sort of helping them by giving them the chance to play the show- It’s nice to give them a helping hand, because we were in their spot once.
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