We caught up with the band at their London rehearsal studio...
We Are lost. Completely. In the dArkest,
depths of South London, ElephAnt And CAstle to be precise. We Are on our wAy
to interview 'those cheeky chirpy chAppies' 'A'
And we Are lAte.
DelAyed by the decrepit Northern Line, stuck in A
lift crAmmed full of people And lost in the
mAze of subwAys outside the stAtion. Time for A phone cAll...
EventuAlly we find the plAce And Are met outside by JAson
Perry, leAd vocAlist of 'A'. He looks A little stressed And
explAins thAt he is recording B-sides, minus
the rest of the bAnd...
'A' hAve An
AmAzing set-up. A privAte reheArsAl studio underneAth A rAilwAy bridge houses A mAssive mixing desk Along with other technicAl gizmos, Ample reheArsAl spAce And room enough for
All their flight cAses.
"It's not finished yet", explAins Perry, "We're going to put hessiAn up but we just never get the time".
It seems like 'A' Are constAntly on the roAd. They've just finished A
long tour with Reef, plAyed two explosive sets At
V99 And Are About
to set off for vArious gigs including A leg
of the VAns WArped tour. ConstAntly busy reheArsing, plAying
And recording, we're AmAzed thAt they ever hAve time
to do Anything. When we Ask JAson when he gets time off he merely shrugs his shoulders.
"I think I've got A weekend off in October"
He seems hAppy enough though. A's new Album, 'Monkey Kong' is cAusing quite A stir All Across the globe.
"Our Album, At the moment is just, 'going
off' All Around the world. All the lAbels Are going mAd for it. There Are All these WArner Brothers conferences All
over the world this week And it's like Album
of the yeAr At All
these conferences. They're All going mAd About it. AustrAliA, GermAny, FrAnce,
But there is A problem...