August 20, 2010
Bekka Collins: How did Death In The Park form, and what or who was it that inspired you to pursue a career in music?
Andy Jackson: It started as my solo project. Hot Rod Circuit was coming to an end, so anything I was writing at that time I would track. After I had a few songs, I recruited Ronnie Gardner, Aaron Holmes, and Joe Balaro to become Death In The Park.
Bekka Collins: Is there any meaning behind the name Death In The Park?
Andy Jackson: It comes from a title of a song by one of my favorite bands, The Archers of Loaf.
Bekka Collins: How would you personally describe your sound?
Andy Jackson: Melodic rock.
Bekka Collins: Your song “Fallen” features Hayley Williams from Paramore, how did that collaboration come about?
Andy Jackson: Ronnie our guitar player was doing front of house for Paramore and our drummer, Aaron is in charge of their merch. Also my old band HRC had toured with Paramore, so it just kinda happened.
Bekka Collins: Are there any other artists that you would like to collaborate with?
Andy Jackson: I love working with other people. I don’t know maybe Snoop Dogg! Haha.
Bekka Collins: What can fans expect from your album?
Andy Jackson: Solid rock and awesome artwork!
Bekka Collins: When it comes to writing how do you decide what song is for DITP being in multiple projects at the same time?
Andy Jackson: All of the DITP songs were written before Terrible Things. I haven’t really gotten to that process yet, so I’m not sure. One of the tracks on the new TT album was originally written for DITP but just seemed to fit better for TT.
Bekka Collins: I see you’re playing acoustic sets at this years Warped! What do Andy Jackson: you think are the best and worst things about touring?
I love touring, but I miss my dogs.
Bekka Collins: If you could tour with anyone who would it be?
Andy Jackson: I think The Killer would be cool.
Bekka Collins: Three things we could expect from a Death In The Park show?
1) Great live show.
2) Getting your face melted.
3) Sweet after party! Haha.
Bekka Collins: Ideally, where would you like to be in five years time?
Andy Jackson: Doing the same thing. Just making music.
Bekka Collins: Anything else you would like to add?
Andy Jackson: Be sure to go check out the new Death In The Park record and Terrible Things.
Curious if their self titled album is worth checking out? Read Bekka’s review here