It’s no surprise that Spiritbox are one of the biggest bands in the world right now and everyone wants a piece of them… or to see them live in some way shape or form. Following the release of their debut album Eternal Blue, the band have been hitting up shows across the world (post-pandemic) and leaving mouths agape in the process. They even had time to drop their three-track Rotoscope EP earlier this year, so they are constantly at the forefront of releasing new music and winning over more fans in the process.
Australia will FINALLY get the chance to see the band live for the very first time at Knotfest in March 2023 – hopefully with some sideshows – but until then, we scored time with the djentleman himself Mike Stringer, to look back at the year that was, including his fav memories and the music he lost himself amongst…
TOP 5 ALBUMS OF 2022
5. Underoath – Voyeurist
4. Ghost – Impera
3. Northlane – Obsidian
2. Beyonce – Renaissance
1. Meshuggah – Immutable
TOP 5 SONGS OF 2022
5. Harry Styles – ‘Late Night Talking’
4. Northlane – ‘Clarity’
3. Joji – ‘Glimpse Of Us’
2. Ghost – ‘Spillways’
1. Meshuggah – ‘Broken Cog’
BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF 2022
Nova Twins – ‘Choose Your Fighter’. What an insane video!
FAVOURITE GIG YOU PLAYED THIS YEAR
I would have to say playing Red Rocks. Not only did I never think I’d get to play at such a bucket list venue, but as a surprise, they turned the lights against the rocks blue while we played… I mean… Come on!
BIGGEST WTF OR WHOLESOME MOMENT FOR YOU/YOUR BAND
Playing festivals/shows around the world, and having people know the words to our songs. This was the first year we got to actively tour for a large chunk of it, and it was such a WTF moment seeing everyone know the songs so well, and respond to us in such an enthusiastic way.
ANY SNEAK PEEKS OF YOUR 2023 PLANS FOR FANS
It’s no secret we’re always writing music, there will be some sort of release for 2023. Other than that, just touring as much as possible!
Knotfest Melbourne – SOLD OUT
BEST ADVICE GOING INTO 2023
Have fun, and always bet on yourself.
Written by Mike Stringer @mikestringer
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