With their album ‘This Might Hurt’ coming out on September 5th and a support slot on Alice Cooper’s October/November 2011 European tour, The Treatment have a lot to look forward to. If Alice think’s they’re good enough for him, we wanted to know more…
How rock and roll are you?
Not very. We like to wear dressing gowns, smoke pipes and wear slippers. Lol not really. We’re the real deal.
Your debut album ‘This Might Hurt’ is coming out on September 5th, what can we expect?
Expect to be rocked for 45 minutes or so, and left with the feeling you want more.
Some say rock is dead, what have you got to say about that?
Well I don’t know how they came to that conclusion. Some of the biggest grossing concerts last year were rock bands. It’s still the greatest music ever to listen to and whoever said that must be dead themselves.
How was it playing Sonisphere this summer?
Incredible. It was such an amazing experience to play the same grounds that most of the bands we’ve grown up listening to have played. We had a great response from the show and look forward to doing it again sometime
You shot the video for ‘Drink, Fuck, Fight’ at a disused mental hospital, is this a sign of where you’re heading?
No we’re already there. We’ve lived together for the past three years. That’s crazier than any asylum! It was like a home from home.
How would you explain your sound to someone who’s never heard you before?
That’s a difficult one. How do you explain a sound? Well lets just say it’s high energy rock, which makes you want to bang your head, and get up and jump around.
What’s been the most memorable moment of being in The Treatment?
Swoggle our bass player walking through the door for the first time at 14, with a really band moustache and cowboy boots trying to look grown up. We’ve laughed for the last 3 years over that.
When Ben Brookland our guitar player, had a moment of madness and went on stage with 12 inch bell bottoms and a cravatte, looking like Elvis. We’ve never let him live it down. We all still have nightmares!
A member of The Treatment, who will remain anonymous making out with a transvestite while we were watching from the safety of the van, as we already knew. We were crying with laughter as he really thought he’d pulled himself a top bird!
Where do you hope to be this time next year?
In a council house, married with three kids, no job, and the band over. (Come on, you know where we hope to be)