Wednesday, 25 August 2010

GRINGO STAR











One of those bands where you hear the name and chuckle to yourself ‘oh those crazy kids eh’. The musing could cease there, anything musically pleasing is a bonus. Gringo Star has a large bonus. They’re making big movements at this present moment, but have been simmering since 2001 and produced the critically acclaimed ‘All Y’all’ in 2008 which cemented them as ones to watch. Possessing style and substance, Gringo Star’s relaxed rock and roll entertains and I definitely like them more than Ringo Star, he’s gone a bit mad and mean now hasn’t he?

So where are you in the world right now and what are you doin?

fresno california, just arriving to the venue. its show 11 in a string a 36 around the U.S. before we go back to europe this fall.

Officially the coolest band name ever, you must get that response all the time, but can you remember any hilariously shit names you came up with before choosing this one?

There were a million...all forgettable.

Tell us a bit about the new album.

We just finished the week before we left town at the start of august. we recorded for the 2nd time with ben allen (gnarls barkley, animal collective) and james salter. it was a really good time. it's an album that 2 year olds to 92 year olds will be into.

What do you do for fun and to relax when not doing musical stuff?

We play baseball.

What's your favourite memory from playing a gig?

Too many to tell one.

Where would you like to tour but haven't yet?

mexico, south america, spain, portugal, poland, russia, china, luxembourg, hawaii, canada, iceland, korea, iraq, australia, inda, vietnam, indonesia, mongolia, egypt, monoco, morocco, new hampshire, finland, israel, iraq, saudi arabia, madagascar, turkey, greece, and sicily. i'm sure i've left a few out.

And finally, what's next for the band in the near future?

We are on tour till the end of september and then home for a couple weeks and then over to tour europe. so check out gringostar.net to see when we'll be playing in yer town.

Gringo Star "Come On Now" from Hurry Up and Wait on Vimeo.