Sunday, September 12, 2010

evaline interview!

The EVALINE guys took some time out to chat with us during their recent tour.

Rita: Give the KUCI audience a little background info on who you are, where you’re from, etc...

Evaline: We are a band from a small town about a half hour east of the San Francisco bay area. There wasn't much to do while we were younger so we started this band. As we grew up we started taking it a bit more seriously and we figured we could do this instead of joining the every day workforce. Here we are now touring the country and looking to release our first full length album sometime next year.

Rita: You’ve been on tour with Apocalyptica and Dir En Grey for the past few weeks, and will be touring with Placebo later this month. All three bands are based outside of the US. Has that influenced your international presence and/or fan base?

Evaline: Time will only tell with that, but the responses have been overwhelmingly good. We think as things progress, being an international band is not too far out of reach. We have just been thankful for the opportunities we have been given and we are making the most of it.

Rita: What have you been listening to while on tour?

Evaline: Black keys, Elbow, Cherry Ghost, Dredg, Gringos Locos and the new Eminem records seem to be the van favorites. But depending on who is driving it can be anything from classical to hip hop to rock to country. There is a pretty diverse taste between us all.

Rita: What was the first concert you ever went to?

Evaline: That's a different story for everyone but a couple saw Third Eye Blind and even heard Dominic went to a Backstreet Boys show.

Rita: Without thinking too much, what’s your favorite guilty pleasure band/artist and why?

Evaline: The consensus was R Kelly but we really see no shame in that. If you like it, you shouldn't feel guilty about what you dig on.