Posted on May 20, 2014
Seung Kyu Lee : Our drummer, Haema Kim, is so good looking! He and I are the same age.
Jiwoong Jo : Guitarist / singer Seungkyu Lee is a prick.
Haema Kim : Our awesome bass player, Minhyuk Oh, is the funny man of the group.
Minhyuk Oh : Guitarist / singer Jiwoong Jo is stubborn. He doesn’t listen to anyone. He has the most annoying personality in the band!
Haema Kim : During the Hello Rookie preliminaries Seungkyu ate a bowl of naengmyeon and ended up being sick.
Minhyuk Oh : A while back we went to play a show in Busan. Jiwoong was in a good mood and drinking loads of soju, as a result he ended up spending the night in Busan University Hospital!
Seungkyu Lee : Minhyuk once left his phone battery in a convenience store to charge, then promptly forgot where it was. The battery’s whereabouts are still one of Hongdae’s 3 great mysteries!
Seung Kyu Lee : It’s difficult to explain in words. Even though I have listened to loads of British music, I never really set out with the aim of just listening to British music. I think our biggest influence has been Oasis! I guess our sound has been influenced by many cool bands, like the Libertines and other bands from the early 2000s.
Haema Kim : It’s the land of The Beatles! That’s all that matters!
Jiwoong Jo : Arctic Monkeys’ Matt Helders is so cool! I like the unique emotion of British rock music.
The Lads : Usually, whoever wrote the song sings it.
Seung Kyu Lee : ‘Texas Song’ is my favorite song of ours. I've never had any bad feelings about this song. It’s got a fucking awesome hook.
Minhyuk Oh : I love the guitar sound on ‘Stay Young #1’.
Haema Kim : ‘Lads On The Street’ (the title track from the new album) has a fucking, fucking amazing hook! .
Jiwoong Jo : I don’t have one!
Seung Kyu Lee : Just like all our other songs, it has a fucking great hook!
Minhyuk Oh : We have played the shit out of that song, so I guess that’s why everyone likes it!
Haema Kim : I reckon it’s probably because that song has a fucking amazing hook in it!
Seung Kyu Lee : I named it. It is an anagram. It comes from ‘Sex at Nogs’. … Sorry, just kidding! It’s just a stereotypical song about Texas.
Haema Kim : No you didn’t! I named it. It is just a name for a song with a fucking great hook.
Minhyuk Oh : Ah, you guys are driving me fucking nuts.
Minhyuk Oh : Because I’m always watching the audience having so much fun I cannot concentrate on my performance. So, actually … I always make a lot of mistakes!
Seung Kyu Lee : I always think how cool everyone looks. I always think ‘shall I go and join those fuckers?’
Seung Kyu Lee : It’s been ages since we played a show! I’m itching to get back out there and play again. We originally planned to be back playing shows in March, but recording took longer than we expected. I ended saying ‘thank God’ that we got it all done in time for the planned May release date.
Minhyuk Oh : How can we play and record at the same time? For us, I think it is impossible. So we just chose to record.
Haema Kim : Everything was planned perfectly by me!
Haema Kim : We look like idols on the album jacket.
Minhyuk Oh : The order of the songs is really good. It is very dramatic.
Seung Kyu Lee : Compared to the EP we released, you can listen to many longer melodies. There are more tracks too!
Jiwoong Jo : The photo editing on the artwork turned out great. This album is the best album we have produced in our entire history!
Haema Kim : The best thing is that I can live without having to have serious thoughts about things! The worst thing is soon we will be screwed.
Minhyuk Oh : My life got so much more fun since being part of this band. The worst part is that I am the youngest in the band. I really want to hit the other guys, but sadly I have to suppress that urge.
Seung Kyu Lee : I love that I get to play the guitar, sing songs and get shouts and cheers from the audience. The worst thing is that I am starting to become a bit distant from my ‘local’ friends.
Jiwoong Jo : The best thing is that since joining the band I’ve had many more opportunities to use condoms! The worst thing is everything else besides that!
The Lads : We fight about all the normal things people fight about I guess. Bad jokes, etc.
The Lads : All we know is that we will be 39, 33, 31 and 35 years old!
Haema Kim : The Lads!
Seung Kyu Lee : There are so many bands I like here. Apart from the crap bands, I like them all!
Minhyuk Oh : All the teams I like have disappeared.
Jiwoong Jo : 4 Brothers.
Haema Kim : If I could play with any band ever and anywhere, I would have to choose to play with Eastern Sidekick and Electric Eels at Club FF on May 16th 2014 at 7:30pm. That would probably be my perfect show!
Seung Kyu Lee : I would choose to play at a festival (any big festival) with Oasis. We would drink champagne together backstage. I’d be so damn happy!
Minhyuk Oh : I’d chose to play the Victoria’s Secret lingerie fashion show. We would play the music while the models walked down the catwalk.
Interviewers : Patrick Connor / Brian Gilbert (신기연)
Translation : Patrick Connor
Date : 5월 16일 토요일 19:30
Venue : 클럽 FF (서울)
Adv : 15,000
Door : 20,000
Bands : 이스턴 사이드킥(Eastern Sidekick), 전기뱀장어 (Electric Eels), 청년들 (The Lads)