“It kind of gradually became more and more of a thing”, said Mayday Parade vocalist Derek Sanders. “There was a band that some of us were in before Mayday Parade called Defining Moment and it really was just learning all along the way. Things like how to actually be in a band and how to make this work. We did our touring and we would go to the malls and walk around with CD players trying to sell our CD’s – maybe three or four each time – and somewhere along the way we tried that outside of festivals where there’s thousands of people lined up and we sold 100 CD’s in one day and realised we could get our music out there much faster and much more effectively doing that than trying to tour”.
Listen to the full interview to hear Derek discuss their upcoming appearance at Good Things festival, whether they prefer to play festivals or their own shows, the main differences from a band perspective at playing the two, what we can expect, the early days of the band, what drove them musically and more.