CMJ Interview: Alvarez Kings
Last night at The Union Square Ballroom, NYC, we hosted a showcase of British music with the British Consulate-General of New York City for this year’s CMJ music marathon. Alverez Kings, Tango in the Attic and Dignan Porch played to a pack crowd, who enjoyed London themed gin cocktails from Bulldog Gin. We grabbed five minutes with each band before their set, and first in our three part series is an interview with Alverez Kings.
What do you love most about NYC?
We’re quite overwhelmed by the hospitality and friendliness. It's like being on a film set, kind of surreal. We've grown up watching and loving American TV shows.
What are you looking forward to most playing CMJ?
Playing to an entirely new audience at a world renowned music festival. We’re looking forward to representing Sheffield at the British Music Showcase hosted by Ben Sherman and the British Consulate - General at The Union Square Ballroom. We've always been a big fan of the New York music scene so we are really happy to be here.
How many EPs have you now released, when can we look forward to a new album for you?
We've released 2 EPs, Patience is Strength and Cold Conscience. We just released our latest, Cold Conscience in June. We've tons of new material and are looking to release our first full length in spring.
What is your favourite song and why?
Cold Conscience is our favorite track off the EP. Maybe because we love to play it live as the fans seem to really dig it and we kinda share a unique moment when we play it out which makes it special.
What is the one thing you can't live without when you are on the road?
Simon Thompson: Jakeman’s throat sweets
Sean Parkin: Beer
Paul Thompson: A good cup of tea
Rich Walker: Full English breakfast
If you could have a pint with anyone who would it be? Why?
Sean: George Best, I think we'd have a lot in common.
Rich: Will Ferrell - why not?
Simon: Matt Vasquez (Delta Spirit) - seems like a cool guy to drink with and I love his music.
Paul: Chancellor of the Exchequer - to provide him with my unique views into economic expansion.
You download Fractured Bones and Reputations, a track from their new EP, Cold Conscience, here.
All photographs c/o Deneka Peniston 2012
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