LA rockers All Good Things have had a whirlwind of a year, from garnering attention from sports fans through the Stanley Cup finals and the Tokyo Olympics in the hopes of bringing attention to their debut full-length, A Hope In Hell (our review here). With the US now in full swing amidst the return of live touring, the band now anticipate the next step in taking their newest release out on the road in 2022. But before all of that, we thought we’d grab guitarist/vocalist Liz Hooper to list her highlights (and lowlights) and fav music releases from this unconventional year…
TOP 5 ALBUMS OF 2021
For Those That Wish to Exist – Architects
Vengeance – Twelve Foot Ninja
Horizons – Starset
Still Sucks – Limp Bizkit
Eternal Blue – Spiritbox
TOP 5 SONGS OF 2021
‘Dead Butterflies’ – Architects
‘Secret Garden’ – Spiritbox
‘The Past is Dead’ – Beartooth
‘die4u’ -Bring Me the Horizon
‘Waiting On a War’ – Foo Fighters
BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF 2021
‘Die4u’- Bring Me the Horizon
LAST GIG YOU PLAYED BEFORE COVID HIT?
Summer camp music festival – Lewis and Clarke, Montana
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT RETURNING TO THE STAGE?
A mixture of excitement, joy and relief, nervousness, concern and praying that we make it through with no drama!
HOW DID YOU STAY BUSY THROUGHOUT THE PAST TWO YEARS?
When covid hit, we hoped for the best, but had the sinking feeling it wasn’t just going to be the 2 weeks of lockdown everybody bought tonnes of toilet paper for. So the 5 of us created a covid bubble, and only saw each other outside of our homes. We got to work creating weekly livestreams to keep the fans engaged, but mostly to stop ourselves from going crazy. We rehearsed, made a music video, collaborated via internet with other artists like Phil X, Spencer Charnas, Kyle Gass, Hollywood Undead and Craig Mabbitt and even put on a livestream concert in an old military bunker.
BEST ADVICE GOING INTO 2022?
We’ve found that getting vaccinated has kept us all healthy and able to stay on tour and play to as many people as possible. A lot of venues and tours are getting increasingly strict too, and we just wanted so badly to be a part of live music again, so we all got the jabs, and now we’re getting boosters too. Hey, whatever it takes to play and be with other humans again.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2022?
More touring, another single release, and our first tour to Europe with Pop Evil and Asking Alexandria
Written by Liz Hooper @yesimlizhooper