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Monday, 21 November 2011

SnapCacklePop Interview - These Kids Wear Crowns

So These Kids Wear Crowns were in town recently and we couldn't pass up the opportunity to catch up with the Canadian boys to talk bout their new album, their tour and what makes the regal! We caught up with band member and bass player Alan when he was in town! Check out the interview below.

You said on your blog that “Down under, in the beautiful and spectacular Australia!” and after “Just two days in and we are already in love with this place” What do you love the most about Oz? How do the fans compare?
The weather is perfect.  The people are friendly.  The cities/beaches are beautiful.  The only problem is that it's so far away from Canada.  Twenty-ish hours of flying isn't fun!  If I were to live anywhere in the world other then Canada it would be Australia.  Canadians and Australians are very similar.  Easy going, fun people.  We can't wait to come back for Soundwave 2012. 

Is it because you there are “Beautiful People” here in Oz like you said on your twitter?
Yes.  The people in Australia are so darn sexy. It's terrifying.It's not fair. 

So how’s it been touring with 5 other people? Is it like a “lad’s holiday” or travelling with your family and after a few days they get on your nerves!
It's a blast!  After spending so much time together we are a family.  Of course there are small disagreements but we always work through them.  We are amazingly lucky to be able to travel the world and play music together!

So These Kids Wear Crowns is an unusual name, is it just because you like to be regal and run around wearing crowns?
Haha!  No.  None of us have ever worn a crown.  It's just an interesting, fun name.  That's it. 

So your “sound” has been described as “Party Core” or “Power Pop” What do you think they mean by that?
When we're all together we have alot of fun.  The sound that we make reflects that.  It's upbeat music that you could throw on at a party.  Boom!  Party-core.  

What’s the weirdest thing you have heard about you or the band in the press so far?
Ooooh!  Good question... I once read an article that said Alex and Gypsy we're dating.  I can't comfirm or deny that story.   

You have know Alex since you have been at High School, what one thing you know he wouldn’t like you to tell us about him?
He has a rap alter ego who releases the odd underground hip hop album.  That's all i'm allowed to say.
  
We have one really serious question. You’ve just released your new single I Wanna Dance We Somebody. Why cover a Whitney cover? Are you secret Whitney fans?
We are open about how much we love Whitney Houston!  We begged her and her team to let us release it on our album.  They gave us the green light!
Can you explain the concept of the video? It looks like you are going on a magical mystery tour!
- Hop Scotch?  A bus flying through space?  Playing old video games?  Hmmmm...  I honestly don't understand it. 
  
So you have just released your new album Jumpstart, which we must say has some great infectious tracks on. Can you explain the album cover?
We're covered in neon paint?  Putting up a flag?  In a demolished city?  Hmmmm... I honestly don't understand that one either.

 How is it being away from home?
I'm getting used to it by now.  I get a little homesick sometimes.  There are alot of ups and downs while been away from home and out on tour.  I miss my friends/family and studio back home.  Luckily... The guys in my band are like brothers to me.  We take care of each other.  The more i'm in the music industry the more bands I see who don't really like each other.  We are soooo lucky to love spending time with each other.  We are just 6 dudes from a small farm town.  That's it.

When do you think we will see you back in Australia?
SOUNDWAVE 2012.  Woop woooop!!!!!  Can't wait!

Finally the SnapCacklePop Big 5 questions this week…

1. In your first single video for Jumpstart, you find a glove that gives you powers to paint the town. If you could have a super power what would it be? And why?
Flight.  While on tour I could sleep in my own bed every night! :)

2. Which recording artist do you have a secret crush on?
Alanis Morrisette.  She's a Canadian icon and Jagged Little Pill was one of the best albums of all time. 

3. What came first the chicken or the egg?
I like my eggs scrambled with salsa on top.
(We think he mis-understood the question!)

4. If you had the chance to work with any artist, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Alanis Morrisette.  I would try and make a move on her.  She'd probably shut me down though.

5. As we know, you kids like to wear crowns, if you were king for the day, what would be the first thing you would do?  
I would tie a rope around Australia and pull it closer to Canada.

These KIds Wear Crowns album Jumpstart is available on iTunes now

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