Parkway Drive frontman goes bodyboarding

By Ben Tipple

What do you do in your spare time if you’re the frontman of Australia’s première melodic hardcore outfit Parkway Drive? Bodyboarding, obviously.

Winston McCall has revealed his addition to The Ocean Talk project. Presented by Being Here, the project looks at the relationship between the surfer and the water. It aims to delve deeper into this bond than previous documentaries or coverage.

Being Here is the brainchild of film-maker Darius Devas, working collaboratively with fellow videographer Caleb Graham.

“My life comes in facets. Anyone who knows me sees it, but it’s really rare that anyone gets the chance to witness the two major ones played out next to each other.” McCall explains. “Ever since I started Parkway I had friends in the bodyboarding community who were curious. They would see my tattoos and hear my music and try to wrap their heads around it. No matter how much I tried to explain why I loved playing music, or compare the rush of a wave to the rush of being in stage, they never fully understood. I found it to be pretty much the same on the other side of the proceedings.”

“Playing late nights with bands who more often than not had never seen a wave let alone ridden one is amazing, but trying to explain the connection has been challenging to say the least. When the concept for this project came about I felt it would be the perfect way to bring both worlds into the same frame.”

“This is who I am, in both the simplest words possible but in more depth than most would expect. My hope is this can finally shed some light for anyone interested in what makes me the person I am, and where my inspiration is sparked.”

Parkway Drive head back to UK shores in December, alongside Heaven Shall Burn, Northlane and Carnifex.

DECEMBER
12 LONDON Roundhouse
13 NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
14 GLASGOW Barrowland
15 NOTTINGHAM Rock City
16 BRISTOL O2 Academy
17 MANCHESTER Academy

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