Exclusive interview with Tyler Szalkowski from State Champs

State Champs are an American pop-punk band from New York who were formed in 2010 by lead guitarist Tyler Szalkowski and lead singer Derek DiScanio. They have released four EPs and one full length album to date, one of these being their latest acoustic EP ‘The Acoustic Things’ that was released earlier this year.

It’s been a busy year for the band on the touring front too, they’ve been part of the Van’s Warped Tour and the Pop Punk’s Not Dead Tour in Europe and the UK. We caught up with Tyler Szalkowski to find out more about touring, featuring on the latest Punk goes Pop album and the band’s plans for the next twelve months.

Interview by Michelle Stannard and filmed by Alex Boxall

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