An Interview With The Sword
Hard rockers The Sword have quickly climbed their way to the top with their brand of seventies-inspired rock n' roll. The Sword tours non-stop and packs the house every time with a wide-range of fans clamoring to see their favorite band. I caught up with the band before a show in New Orleans for a quick talk about the act's recent set at Bonnaroo and the last album "Warp Riders."
Buick McKane: How are yall doing today?
Bryan Richie: Doing good.
Buick: How’s the tour been going so far?
Bryan: Going well.
Buick: Great, and you just played Bonnaroo, which is one of the biggest festivals in the whole world. How was that show?
Kyle Shutt: It was awesome. It was really hot, I think it was ninety-five degrees and really dusty. And everyone was really loud between songs, but while we were playing it seemed like half of the people were zoned out, maybe on various substances or just from the heat. But it’s crazy out there. It’s like a third world country almost.
Buick: Hopefully it looks a little bit nicer.
Kyle: Just a little bit.
J.D. Cronise : It looks like a shanty town for as far as you could see.
Bryan: The dust causes this haze that kind of makes it look like a slum.
Buick: I guess at Woodstock it was raining and the dust stayed down.
Kyle: It was definitely Dustaroo this year.
Buick: And for such a young band, yall have been getting some really good tours. I saw yall on the Down and Metallica tour here two years ago. So are there any bands you want to play with and haven’t yet or any festivals you want to play?
Kyle: We haven’t played the Download Festival, that would be fun.
Bryan: They should call it Monsters of Rock again. Download, come on. That’s such a cheap ploy.
Kevin Fender: My best joke is, “Are you down? Are you loaded?”
Buick: Your last album “Warp Riders” came out almost a year ago. It’s coming up the anniversary. Do you have any cool shows planned for the year release?
J.D.: We’re playing a thing called Dia de los Toadies in August. It will be around the time of the release. It’s this cool festival that the band The Toadies puts on in Texas.
Kyle: It’s a little bit south of Austin in this ampitheater by a river. It’s pretty cool.
Buick: I love the cover art for the album. It’s very 70s sci-fi. Are yall inspired by that?
Buick: Is there anything else you would like to say?
Kyle: Good to be back in New Orleans.
Emily is an avid supporter of the New Orleans scene, often filming shows and conducting interviews with local bands to help promote their music. She also runs her own site dedicated to the New Orleans scene, Crescent City Chaos.
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