Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ New Killer Shoes

New Killer Shoes
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I Ain’t Even Lyin’, New Killer Shoes rock. In a recent interview, A Music Blog, Yea? caught up with the Birmingham rock and roll quartet to talk about their acoustic record, making love and not war, and their debut album I AIN’T EVEN LYIN’. Give it a read!

AMBY: Hello New Killer Shoes, cheers for speaking with us today! What have you been up to lately?

New Killer Shoes: Hello! No worries, it’s a pleasure! Lots of rehearsals for the acoustic tour, a fair bit of recording for the next album and a lot of fitness to keep us in shape in the meantime!

AMBY: Your debut album I AIN’T EVEN LYIN’ is awesome. What is the significance behind the album’s title?

New Killer Shoes: Ben used the phrase quite regularly, the management picked up on it and wrote it down on the album titles list and it just happened to be the catchiest name of them all, so we stuck with it!

AMBY: What’s one of the craziest things you’ve lied about?

New Killer Shoes: Ryan once told John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, backstage at an after show party, that he was a mega famous superstar in a massive band just so he could get a photo with him!

AMBY: Which songs off the album are your personal favourites?

New Killer Shoes: Crooks, Happy Families and I Know You Want It are our favourites! But we love them all of course!

AMBY: What was the inspiration behind putting out your acoustic record, I AIN’T EVEN PLUGGED IN?

New Killer Shoes: We just knew that we those songs off “I Ain’t Even Lyin’” had more to be given, so we gave them a new edge and loved it! It was also a great chance to show our diversity.

AMBY: You’ll be playing some shows throughout the UK in October. What are you most looking forward to?

New Killer Shoes: Meeting up with Happy again after the European tour with BRAD. He’s a great guy who we really got along with so it’ll be awesome to catch up! Also, we love meeting fans – new and old!

AMBY: The band recently released your video for Love Rocket. How did the bride and groom eerily walking around idea come to be?

New Killer Shoes: The idea was discussed between the band and the video producer – Tony Juke. It just developed as it went on!

AMBY: What are the top five things to do on your bucket list?

New Killer Shoes: Hang out with Dave Grohl and Jack Black (both at once would be even better!), play Glastonbury, get a number 1 album, tour in America and do a naked skydive.

AMBY: You are allowed to say one sentence, which will reach the whole world. What would you say?

New Killer Shoes: Make love, not war!

AMBY: What’s the best release of the year so far?

New Killer Shoes: Arctic Monkeys – AM

AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about New Killer Shoes that nobody knows yet?

New Killer Shoes: Ryan and Ben went to the Classic Rock Awards and somebody stole Ben’s goodie bag, so he picked the one up next to him to compensate – which turned to be Vic Reeves’, who ended up accusing someone else and having a fist fight with them. Which later ended up in the paper. (That’s how we found out.)


Thank you New Killer Shoes, for giving us your answers!

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