Eat Your Heart are one of the need to know bands in 2018. After signing to Fearless Records in 2017 and recently announced as support for the Simple Plan Australian tour the band has a lot to be excited about. We caught up with Eat Your Heart Out vocalist Caitlin Henry as she tells us more about the band and gives some Valentine’s Day advice.

SCENEzine
Looking back on 2017 any particular highlights?

Caitlin Henry
The biggest highlight of 2017 for us was definitely signing with Fearless Records in the USA and worldwide. From there it was a bit of a slow burn but we have been setting the groundwork for hopefully a bigger 2018.

SCENEzine
We got to catch you guy live finally late last year at Frankie’s in Sydney. How was that show for you?

Caitlin Henry
It was really good. I’ve never been there personally, a couple of the guys have and said it was a really cool place. We didn’t know what to expect with that show because there was another show on just down the road at the same time. So people were choosing between going to our show and the other show. When we went on stage there was so many friends there, we had an amazing time it was so fun. We have never played a show where the curtains have opened before we play so that was pretty cool (laughs).

SCENEzine
It must be a strange feeling with people assuming you are an overnight success since you’ve been around for a while now?

Caitlin Henry
Yeah we’ve been a band for ages we formed in 2012 and most of us were still in school. We would jam on the weekends and play the odd all ages show at our local hall. So we didn’t start taking it seriously until mid 2015 that’s when people started to hear about us.
I can definetly see how it looks like more of an overnight thing from the outside but yeah it’s been a while (laughs).

SCENEzine
What’s it been like being a band growing up in Newcastle knowing that iconic bands have come from there like Screaming Jets and Silverchair?

Caitlin Henry
Well four of us are from a smaller town two hours inland from Newcastle called Muswellbrook. So we actually grew up there but we moved to Newcastle within the last five years. It was pretty crazy learning that Screaming Jets were from Newcastle. I only learned because some of the guys would go to Tafe and a couple of the teachers their are members of Screaming Jets. It’s definitely cool coming from a place that Silverchair are from, it has the grunge history. Newcastle is cool because it’s kind of like a small town but is also a city, sort of a weird combination of the two.

SCENEzine
From what I read your signing to Fearless is kind of one of those unbelievable dream come true moments?

Caitlin Henry
Yeah that’s exactly what it is. It was one of those things where as a kid I was like I’m going to be a musician and get signed. Then when you start trying to do it you are like wow this is hard (laughs). Then it kind of just came out of nowhere and really took us by surprise, so even though it was what we really wanted we absolutely weren’t expecting it when it happened. It was really cool definelty like a dream come true. We are still like this is weird we are on a USA label signed worldwide, it’s very strange but it’s really cool.

SCENEzine
Do you have a favourite Fearless band?

Caitlin Henry
Mine is probably Mayday Parade although I do also love Movements because they are our friends and pretty much showed us to Fearless and got us signed. We love their music but as far as older bands go definetly Mayday Parade because I’ve listned to them since I was thirteen and love them.

SCENEzine
How did the track “Conscience” come about?

Caitlin Henry
So because we already knew Movements and knew Pat we thought it would be really cool to have him on a track if possible. It turned out that the guy we recorded our EP with had worked with Movements on their album. He was good friends with Pat as well. So when we were recording we spoke to the label about it and they were keen as well. We defintly wanted him on ” Conscience” we showed Pat he was super keen and loved it and it turned out really cool. We are super grateful he took the time to be a part of it.

SCENEzine
How did it work choosing the song you would do for Punk Goes Pop?

Caitlin Henry
I think the way it usually works is you get a choice but with us it was different, we got called in on it last minute. A & R from Fearless called us up and was like hey do you guys want to be on Punk Goes Pop, we were like yeah of course we do. Then they were like ok cool this is the song and it has to be done in two weeks. It was super last minute and we were just grateful for the opportunity. We probably would of done literally any song they picked.

SCENEzine
How did the concept for the “Patience” video come about?

Caitlin Henry
The film maker that we’ve worked with on all our videos he comes up with the ideas. So we sent him the song and recorded our performace part at as show in Adelaide but hadn’t seen any of the narrative. He did it all himself we didn’t know what the storyline was until we saw the final cut. It was so much cooler than anything we ever could of come up with ourselves. It turned out so cool.

SCENEzine
Are their any other female singers who inspire you?

Caitlin Henry
Definetly as a kid Paramore and bands like Versa Emerge and Hey Monday on the internet inspired me. Nowadays I like older bands as well like Fleetwood Mac. From newer to older bands their are some bad ass women that do whatever they want and I love that.

SCENEzine
It’s recently been announced you are touring with Simple Plan in April you must be super stoked?

Caitlin Henry
Yeah it’s crazy. It’s our first international full support tour. We are all a little bit nervous they are pretty big rooms to play at. We will be doing a lot of practising to make sure our live show is as good as it can be. We are all very excited for the tour it’s going to be amazing.

SCENEzine
The tour is celebrating 15th anniversary of Simple Plan’s first album. I’ve got a feeling when that album came out in 2002 you weren’t very old?

Caitlin Henry
I would of been six. I used to always get up early on Saturdays and I remember watching Rage and Video Hits. I remember seeing the video for “Perfect” all the time. But yeah I was pretty young when it came out (laughs). Plus they are the band from the Mary-Kate and Ashley movie.

SCENEzine
Besides that tour what else do you have planned for 2018?

Caitlin Henry
We don’t have anything locked in. Hopefully we will have another couple of Australian tours then maybe head over to USA end of this year.

SCENEzine
Lastly do you have any Valentine’s Day advice?

Caitlin Henry
I guess don’t take it that seriously it’s just a commercial holiday. Try not to spend too much money because it’s just corporate capitalism (laughs). If you have a partner do something fun. If not relish being single.

 

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