KENSINGTON FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITALY – THE INTERVIEW
KENSINGTON PER LA PRIMA VOLTA IN ITALIA – L’INTERVISTA
by Elena Giosmin
“RIVALS” IS THE NEW ALBUM OF KENSINGTON! THIS IS AN INTERVIEW WITH THE BAND # 1 IN THE NETHERLANDS, THAT WILL BE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITALY NEXT FEBRUARY 12!
After a year of triumphs record at home, Kensington arrive in Italy, for the first time ever, to present their third album, Rivals. We interviewed them to know them a little ‘better in view of their upcoming live in Milan, February 13 at the Circolo Magnolia.
Here, what Casper, leader of the band, told us!
1. Soon you’ll be for the first time in Italy, what would you like to say to the Italian audience to introduce the band?
Yeah, we are really looking forward to it! The best way to really discover us, is to come see us live, of course, haha! But, if you’re not able to come see us, and if you’re into energetic rock with big chorusses and tight grooves, I suggest you check us out online!
2. It’s been quite a year for you: new album went brilliantly, so did the tour…how do you feel about the whole “success thing”?
It’s great, we’ve been working hard the last years, we feel really fortunate to be in the position where we are right now. It’s been a long process, and actually, we still feel like we’re on a road rather than we’ve reached a destination already. But it’s always nice to feel recognized and acknowledged. Now we just started to tour Europe, which is another awesome adventure! There’s always a new challenge around the bend to keep yourself focused.
3. You recorded Rivals in Berlin, why this choice?
Berlin is a very inspiring and vibrant place, there’s always something going on. Plus there are loads of cool studios and generally speaking the city has a really positive creative vibe. Cool people too. Plus going abroad for a couple of months, away from the daily routines, really adds to the creative bubble we believe we need to be in whilst writing and recording new music.
4. I read you have some kind of rituals before any live show…
Haha, it’s probably the oldest trick in the book, isn’t it? Drinking a few beers! We like to incorporate it into a little game though, called “Kings”, with playing cards and weird assignments and rules. Along with some loud music, this is how we get pumped up for a show.
5. What do you like and what you dislike the most about being on tour?
Touring can be tiring and tough, driving nights, sleeping in vans, eating crappy roadside food. But it’s so easy to forget all that when playing in a place where you’ve never been before, seeing people dancing or singing along to your tracks. You get to see loads of beautiful places, meet new people and do what you love everyday, it’s quite awesome really!