So this is Easter huh? Walking the streets of Sheffield I feel very alone. Hardly a soul in the avenues and alleys. I saw the big Ferris Wheel in the city centre, which is pretty rad. The popularity of the Ferris Wheel in the UK boggles my mind. Don’t get me wrong, I back it, but it’s those little things that remind me I’m a foreigner here, the tourist, which is an interesting feeling. I ate at some nice little bar/pub/restaurant thing. I had a hummus and pepper wrap which was solid and a glass of wine to wash it down. Now I sit in the backstage area of the venue listening to the new Cassino album “Kingprince” feeling the slightest hint of remorse for last nights actions. I wasn’t in the wrong, that’s for damn sure. Regardless, I’m pretty sure David Lee Roth would be proud. Long story short a friend and I got kicked out of the very same venue we played earlier. “what for?” you may ask. One hears “I got kicked out of a bar” and understandably thinks the worst. The so called violation was that I tried to get back into the recently shut down dressing rooms to pee. These dressing rooms were the very same that all the bands had been in the entire night. The only protection for these sacred rooms was a sign on the door to them saying “staff only”. Well, I count as staff, right? I did work there for the night. After a successful show you’d think that I should be allowed to pee in the dressing room bathroom. Well the club disagreed and ended up physically, literally and figuratively and whatever else, throwing me out of the bar. As I was walking towards the door of the rooms, security swarmed around me and started yelling. I have no cue what they were saying. I was then forcefully shoved out through the front door. So lame. While the club for sure wronged me, they did have some good music playing: Brand New, Blink, Foo Fighters, Pantera and Slipknot. Maybe that’s what riled me up. No Respect -Alex
The new “Kids In Love” music video is not an April Fool’s prank. When we were approached with video treatments for the song we had the option of making something controversial or just making a run of the mill video. Looking at the treatments we felt that a more risque video would capture the meaning of the song, or at least give the lyrics a darker more edgier twist. I think it would have been very easy for us to make a cheesy video that had no heart in it. We decided as a band that it would be more meaningful to make a video that evokes some sort of emotion, whether it be disgust, joy or whatever. In my opinion too many videos come out that have no lasting effect on the audience. Hopefully this video will have some lasting effect. I feel that as a band this video is in no way a promotion of drug use or sex or anything like that. Instead its just an artistic statement, just an example of how some people live, and the naïvety of youth. It shows the ecstasy and pain of love, innocence, and beauty. As a band we stand behind this video as an artistic statement. I love the video because it makes me feel something, and that to me is what art is all about. I hope you’ll watch the video and make your own opinion of it, but just keep in mind that it is not a promotion of vice but an exhibit on what it means to be young and in love, capable of making bad choices but having the time of your life while you live it.
hopefully that’ll work