Rival Joustas - Profile


Rival Joustas

Why you have such a ridiculous name:

We spent ages trying to find a name and in the end we settled on the name of a fantasy band Morgan had randomly come up with for his Graphic Design project at the time.


Tom Henley (Vocals), Scott Reynolds (guitar), Ben Tickner(Bass), Morgan Hislop (Drums)


www.rivaljoustas.co.uk or www.myspace.com/rivaljoustas

When & how you formed:

Scott and Tom had wanted to form a band ever since Scott’s older brother began a band. It all came together when we were in school aged 15/16.

Where can we usually find you if we want our money back or something?

We like to check out local acts from around Southampton, there's a lot of potential that’s going unnoticed, so we go to the Joiners. It’s like a second home to us, it's amazing.

The kinda sounds you play:

Progressive punk that effortlessly switches between metal, disco and post rock for some unexpected laughs.

Your heroes:

Woody Allen, David Lynch, Josh Homme, RadioHead, Terminator, Garth Marenghi, Princess Mononoke, Josh, Hunter S Thompson, Jonathan Tickner, Ministry of Sound, Larry David.

Your thoughts on world politics:

We got caught up in a protest against Marks & Spencers and Israel when we were on tour in Manchester. It was a bit embarrassing to watch. We like Question Time though!

The top three things readers need to know about you:

1. The word “Oi!” is used too regularly among the four of us.
2. We have often had heckles of “get off the drugs” when we are so energetic on stage.
3. The computer game Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time and adverts for the TV programme 24 are huge influences on how epic we want our sound to be.

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