Our brand new cover starAs It Is frontman Patty Walters joined us on the Rock Sound Podcast to tell all about his Rock Sound cover shoot with Waterparks' Awsten Knight and what it meant to him.
Here are some highlights...
ON THE COVER... "It's so exciting honestly, it's amazing to be a part of, kinda crazy to think of with how long I've been reading Rock Sound, so it's pretty special and pretty fun.
"It's really surreal, it's one of those milestones where I think it's really important to slow down and appreciate the magnitude of something like that.
"In any industry you can take a lot of things for granted, you can become jaded along the way and it's a really important thing and something that I always dreamed would happen.
"So to see it happen is, like I said, surreal but it feels incredible and I'm just really proud to be on the cover of Rock Sound, it's incredible to see it happen."
ON THE SHOOT... "The dog was called something really cute, it might have been called Mooch!
"He belonged to the owner of the studio and we just kind of played around with everything that we could find in there between Mooch and that weird mannequin head and probably other things I can't entirely remember!
"But that dog was so so sweet, Mooch was just happy to be part of what we were doing and on and off camera we were just bro-ing down with him! It was a really good time."
ON AWSTEN... "I'm so appreciative that the shoot happened towards the end of our tour together because we got to know all [of Waterparks] as people and got very comfortable around them.
"They're the kind of band where you're allowed in their dressing room and we were hanging out constantly and just having a really good time, we were really comfortable around each other and we'd made memories by that point so it really was just that simple of, 'I'll do this, I'll be ridiculous!'