“I honestly feel that they’re taking the Western World by force,” says All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth when we ask him about the impact of current Rock Sound cover stars One OK Rock.
“Sometimes bands have a hard time crossing over from a non-English speaking country into the English speaking parts of the world, and it seems to me like One OK Rock are doing a damn good job of making the transition.
"In my opinion, they’re doing it the right way by getting in front of passionate crowds and building a grass-roots fan base for themselves in these ‘newer’ markets."
One OK Rock have supported his band in the US, while Alex features on their new album 'Ambitions', and Alex feels like it's important for bands from across the world to back each other.
“All Time Low are not exactly what I’d consider a mainstream act right now, and we’ve had to do the same thing in places like Japan," he says.
"I think it’s really beneficial for bands to embrace and support one another like this, and help each other grow naturally in foreign places."
“What I love most about them is how down to Earth and focused they all are,” he continues.
“They’re a really big, really well established band in many parts of the world, but when they come to the UK, or the States, they do an amazing job of adapting and realising that there’s still some work to be done and room to grow.
"It’s not often that you see a band able to make that transition, and I think it says a lot about who they are as people.”
Read more words from Alex (and a whole load more from One OK Rock) in this month's Rock Sound magazine, available to order WORLDWIDE!