We catch up with Heaven's Basement
Heaven’s Basement built their reputation setting Britain’s underground live circuit alight and have since taken their hard rock to some of the biggest stages in Europe, supporting the likes of Black Veil Brides. Formed in 2008, they signed to Red Bull Records and released their debut full length album ‘Filthy Empire’ in February this year to rave reviews.
Ahead of their slot on the Rock Stage, we catch up with lead singer, Aaron Buchanan, to chat cooking, house parties and Reading & Leeds...
Home is...Great Britain. Great for a reason, because our music is the best and most influential in the world.
Playing Reading & Leeds is special because…we're a heavy rock band that a festival of a genre such as Reading and Leeds wouldn't normally take a risk on. This is a huge branch out for us and a great opportunity to bag ourselves a world's worth of new friends and fans!
The record that changed my life was…I have many, many Queen records, so many that I literally cannot remember which record I bought first, I got obsessed and just feasted my ears on Queen for years and years. Collectively, their music changed my life full stop,
I don’t tell many people but I’m very good at…cooking and house parties
My favourite place on earth is…Suffolk
When I was growing up, I wanted to be a…vet?!
My strangest festival moment to date is… stacking it in front of 6000 people at Download Festival 2012 right at the end of 'Executioner's Day' - there's no recovering from that when it's the last beat of your last song.
If I could be someone else for the day, it would be…Corey Taylor
The last time I laughed until I cried was…sitting on the plane back to the UK with Scott our tech while they were going through the safety routine - if you listen to most of them, they're just full of innuendo, we literally had tears streaming down our face.
Reading & Leeds can expect…four sweaty grungers and their crew pikeying as much free food and beer as possible, and getting in the way of people more important than us.
Head to the line-up page now to see who will be appearing on the Rock Stage will heaven's Basement come August!