Y’know, there are some bands who I’d love to sanction to the masses. There are so many things I could say about them and there is so much I want to say. But do you ever get the feeling it would just be pointless? London’s I Own Kings are one of these very bands, but hey just wanna say it all themselves, dammit. If this is what IOK axe-of-death-wielder Alex gets out of his system with a 7 Questions interview I can’t wait for the full length to saunter along…
1. What is your favourite cheese & why?
There can be no fromage preference or deli ‘treats’ until every mother & child is free to enjoy I Own Kings without fear of reprisal at the hands of cultural imitators, despots or villains.
2. What would be the first thing you'd do if you had a really convincing sex change?
Play with my newfound boobies … then play with them some more! No seriously, I think I would take myself to the finest shoe store and enjoy a superior choice of footwear – always way cooler than fellas shoes. Mind you on reflection, have you seen Prit’s (IOK guitarist) latest naughty shoe wear!
3. If you had to sleep with another member of your band, who would it be?
That's a tricky question as they are all attractive in many, many ways ... OK, I've slept with all of them in various capacities.
4. Who & what do you hate at the moment & why?
Cycling behind a rubbish cart, nearly always means an untimely visit from Colonel Chunder. Maybe they could find a new modern way of collecting human mess. Who do I hate ... I guess, those who are currently making mankind decisions with no mandate.
5. Which member of your band do you hate the most & why?
I am a little concerned at a 2nd question regarding hate. I won't be sucked into the dark side. I don't hate any of them, sure we all bug the shit out of each other sometimes, but friction is a healthy thing in the creative process, SO COME ON, WHO WANTS SOME!?!
6. What band do you want people to know about?
I OWN KINGS: the band I am in & proud of. It's the Rossco sound that puts a swing in your step & a smile in your heart. We are unsigned. We wanna record an album and tour our asses off. So far we have played 9 gigs and recorded a couple of demos in the comfort of our homes. Now, here's where you lovely ladies and fine fellas get involved. Get in touch if you wanna get a CD of our songs send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Come see us play & try a slice of IOK pie, hell eat the whole thing and spread the word baby!
7. Who'd win the fight: The Grateful Dead or The Undead with burning spears?
If it’s to the death, that's a mind-boggling question.