Prior to their European tour, we were working on an e-mail interview with Expire from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In the meantime, the guys just finished their tour, playing their last show at Northcote Festival in Dordrecht, the Netherlands this weekend. Bassist Caleb Murphy answered our answers while on the road. Check it out below.
So you guys have been touring through Asia; how do you like it so far and how does it differ from playing shows back home?
You will be touring Europe again this year! What are your feelings about revisiting Europe for the second time and are you psyched for playing Northcote?
“Our tour of Europe with Foundation last year was great and we are all excited to go back. Europe is probably the least stressful place to tour, mainly because Nanouk [de Meijere] and the people at Avocado Booking are super professional and make sure everything flows smoothly. Also, we love touring with our friends in Rotting Out. We’ll be sure to pass along the good word about Asia to them.”
Do you still feel as nervous going on the stage now as you felt when you guys started out?
What’s your wildest story/experience while on tour?
What do you do in your daily life when you’re not touring?
“I work as a bicycle mechanic, Marcus is a delivery driver, Josh is a chef, and Zach hustles for a living.”
What was your mindset like during the time you wrote the lyrics to Pendulum Swings, specifically songs like ‘Just Fine’?
Favorite candy bar?
Could you tell us about the first show Expire ever played?
“The first show Expire played was actually the first show of our first tour. We hit the ground running.”
What does hardcore mean to you personally?
“Hardcore has given me so much. An outlet for anger, a community of friends, and the opportunity to travel the world with my friends. I’ve seen and done things I never thought I would get to do because of hardcore. It has helped me through the most difficult times of my life and made me appreciate the good times even more.”
What are the future plans for Expire?