A Day To Remember’s Josh Woodard Claps Back At Fans Who Didn’t Like ‘Degenerates’

Yesterday they were announced as one of the headliners for Good Things Festival 2019 (full lineup here) much to the approval of their Australian fans, but a week prior, A Day To Remember were copping it from their followers because of the change in direction they’ve apparently taken with their new songDegenerates‘, which borders more on the melodic-pop punk side of the heavy music scene…

But, bassist Josh Woodard told our very own Browny in this week’s special ‘Good Things Launch’ episode of our Wall of Sound: Up Against The Wall podcast that fans don’t have anything to worry about when it comes to their forthcoming, recently titled album You’re Welcome and the sound/kind of music that’s going to be on it, revealing:

“I don’t really get too worked up about maybe negative or not so positive [feedback/reviews], there’s just no point because I know what’s coming. If you like A Day To Remember and you like any type of sound that we’ve created in the past, there is something on this new record for you; and there always has been.”

“Once they sit with kids for long enough, all that negative noise kind of goes out the window” – Josh Woodard on ADTR’s new music

Browny also made the point of bringing up the band’s previously released songs like ‘Have Faith In Me‘, ‘If It Means Alot To You‘ and even ‘Right Back At It Again‘, all of which featured no screaming and can sit alongside ‘Degenerates‘ in terms of sound and style, but fans seemed to forget about those straight away, which is something Josh laughed at and directed his response straight back to those so-called “hardcore” fans stating:

“Yeah, it’s definitely [how] we look at it too, it’s like ‘Have you ever listened to our band? You know that this does exist inside of this band!’ That’s really why I don’t put too much thought into it”

He adds:

“Anything I read that’s maybe a negative or like ‘This wasn’t what I was expecting’ or ‘They’ve changed!’ I’m like, you obviously don’t listen to the band or care about taking a look at it as a whole, because we’ve got everything”

So before you quickly jump on the hater-ade bandwagon, remember there are plenty of songs in their extensive back catalogue that sound similar to each other and if you’re not a fan of the melodic stuff, maybe you should wait to hear what else they’ve been working on. Speaking of new music, the new album, You’re Welcome, is on the way and the band reckon it’ll be released before they make it down under for Good Things Festival according to Josh:

“Its 100% coming out later this year. [We’re] just dialling in a couple more things before we really pinpoint what day. We just want the whole as a whole to be completely the way we want it to be… It will be this year though.”

“I believe new music [will arrive] way, way before we come over to Australia” – Josh Woodard on when we can expect to hear new album You’re Welcome

Overnight though it was revealed the new album will be released on November 15th via their new label at Fueled By Ramen. We can’t wait to see what the guys do next. You can revisit Josh Woodard‘s full chat with Browny right here and get keen on the band’s triumphant return to Australia (with new music) at Good Things Festival 2019 in December

Sign up for the pre-sale here which are up for grabs from 10am Tuesday, September 3rd.
General Public are on sale 10am ThursdaySeptember 5th via OzTix

Good Things Festival Lineup 2019

Good Things Festival 2019

Parkway Drive | A Day To Remember
Violent Soho | Simple Plan
Bad Religion | Trivium
Skeggs | Simple Creatures | Karnivool
The Veronicas | Coheed And Cambria
Falling In Reverse | Enter Shikari
Dance Gavin Dance | Reel Big Fish | | Poppy | Thy Art Is Murder
The Damned Things | Ice Nine Kills | Slowly Slowly
Man With A Mission | The Bennies | Voyager | Yours Truly | Windwaker
The Beautiful Monument | Gravemind

Friday 6 December – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Saturday 7 December – Centennial Park, Sydney
Sunday 8 December – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane

Tickets Here

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