So, first of all, what are your names and what roles do each of you play within the band?
James: My names James, and I motivate everyone. (Laughter) And I play the bass.
Todd: Hi, I’m Todd and I play the guitar.
John: I’m John. I’m the superstar of the band.
Sam: I’m Sam, and I lay the beats down.
Where did the name ‘JUDAS’ come from?
James: Well, here’s a story to be told. (Echoes come from all around “Here’s a story to be told”) So, we had a guitarist before Todd, who was called Tom – and James, John, Sam, and Tom – we all had biblical names.
John: No, it was disciples names, so we were gunna be called The Disciples, which we liked, but Sam wasn’t a disciple so we called him Judas – and then the name came about.
And now Todd has messed it all up…
Todd: Yeah, I’ve completely messed it up.
James: Todd’s the new hip and trendy Judas.
What would you say your influences are, and what genre would you put yourselves in?
Sam: We’re probably the best one.
James: Yeah, the best one.
Todd: We always get told we’re U2 and Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys.
Sam: It’s a cross between alternative and Indie Rock, I think. We try not to sound like anything in particular.
James: Stadium rock.
John: Stadium hits.
Sam: It’s extensive. It starts and Natasha Beddingfield and ends at…
James: Mr Motivator.
Sam: Rod Stewart.
Todd: We’re not trying to be like anyone.
James: But I’m trying to be like him and he’s trying to be like me.
What other festivals have you done?
John: SoundCity in Liverpool.
Todd: Isle of Wight festival.
Sam: Man on the Farm.
James: We’ve got Y Not? and Tramlines coming up and Party in the Pines.
How does Truck Festival compare to others?
John: It’s amazing.
Todd: One of the best.
James: It’s sick.
Sam: We’ve been really looked after here.
Todd: We’re lucky enough to play the main stage here as well which is absolutely amazing.
John: Yeah, thank you so much to the power.
James: It’s the biggest small festival.
What made you apply for the Band App?
Sam: We just saw it.
James: Obviously, we have friends in other bands and we saw that they were applying, and we thought “Fuck it, we’ll apply”, and we bloody got it.
John: Apparently there was 850 bands applied and we won, so…
Sam: We didn’t win on the votes or anything, but we got chosen by the dudes that run the festival.
John: We did win on the votes.
Todd: Yeah, we won on votes as well.
Sam: Did we!?
John: Yeah, that’s why we’re on the main stage. We won everything, mate.
Sam: So… we won everything. So out of 850 bands we’re better than everyone. (Laughter)
Is there anything you want to say?
James: Find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: weareJUDAS. Give us a like.
John: We’ve got a new EP coming out with some absolute crackers on it.
Sam: If you see us around say hi because we actually like people.
John: And we’re really good looking.
Sam: And we’re all single!
When’s the EP due?
John: It’s a secret.
Sam: You’ll know when it’s out.