#136: Steve Austin of UXO / Today is the Day
Steve Austin, vocalist and guitarist for Today is the Day, recently formed a new band called UXO with his longtime friend Chris Spencer of Unsane. We invited Steve to chat with us and wound up having one of the longest, most interesting discussions we’ve had in a long time. We talk about how the UXO project came together, where his drive to create introspective, destructive music comes from, how his relationship with his family molded the person he is today and how his children changed his outlook on life and music.
We also try and figure out whether or not Bring Me the Horizon’s Oli Sykes really has beef with Chris Martin and Coldplay or if he’s just trying to get more people to pay attention to him. He claims he did not know that his stunt at the NME Awards was directed at the band, but we’re not necessarily buying it. Also, just to warn you, there will be graphic depictions of a surgical procedure one of us had in this episode… let’s just say the results were unexpected.
UXO – “Trauma”
Toothgrinder – “The House (That Fear Built)”