Camden Rocks preview: New Model Army
Frontman Justin Sullivan prepares for the Bradford quintet's set at this Saturday's London festival
Camden Rocks will kick off on May 30 at over 20 venues around London's NW1.
The line-up features headliners Bullet For My Valentine, While She Sleeps...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Ginger Wildheart, Glen Matlock, The Dictators NYC, Heavens Basement, Black Spiders, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Richie Ramone, Feed The Rhino and more.
New Model Army's Justin Sullivan tells TeamRock the secret of crafting a festival set from an extensive back catalogue and how to survive 35 years as a band...
It’s a remarkable 35 years since NMA played their first ever live gig: what drives you and this band on in 2015?
"Trying to create something. This has always been the point; new ways of doing things, new things to write about, new musical ideas."
Last year saw the release of Matt Reid’s brilliant documentary on NMA – 'Between Dog and Wolf': watching it back must have brought back some mixed emotions, as it’s such a powerful story.
"It’s an interesting movie in that it caught some of the essence of the band and used the music very well but it is very concentrated on the past. If I’m honest, it all feels a little bit like a different life. We’re not too interested in the past or counting the scars along the way."