He tells MTV News, "The thing we do with 100 Monkeys is we play with our audience. It's just a fun time. They came out to see us and we came there to see them. That's what makes us a great live band. We love playing."

And although Rathbone admits touring with his four best friends makes for a fun time, it's not the most glamorous: "We are on a red, smelly bus. It wasn't as smelly before we got on, but it definitely had some residue. It's actually from the 1992 Metallica tour; it's got a little Metallica vibe to it."

Rathbone and his bandmates will perform a number of shows this summer (11) before heading overseas to kickstart their European leg on 28 November (11) in Stockholm, Sweden.