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A brief chat with the Maine


Pop rockers the Maine’s American Candy album has just been released, and they’re playing the Summit Music Hall this month to support it, so we had a chat.P

Yellow Scene: I just watched the “English Girls” video and I was wondering what inspired that? As an Englishman, it’s not my experience that English girls just walk up to people and say they like sex…

Kennedy Brock: That was actually very literal for an experience that we had one of the first times we were in the UK. I think we were in Manchester. It was just a fun, wild time the first time we were there. We’re just a bunch of nerds though.

YS: American Candy is the fifth album – how do you think the band has grown?

KB: We’ve been on the road a lot. We love making music together and we’re constantly writing. Everything’s very natural. We like to keep moving forward and pushing ourselves to do different things.

YS: Do you like playing Colorado?

KB: Absolutely. We’ve had good shows at the Summit Music Hall. I really love the area and the shows have always been really good. Denver’s just a beautiful place.

YS: What can we expect from the set?

KB: We’re gonna be playing a bunch of new songs – I think like half the record. Then a good mixture of some older stuff we’ve done and some things we haven’t played in a while. It’s gonna be loud and fun.

YS: When the tour’s over, what’s next?

KB: As much touring as we could possibly do. We have plans to go down to Brazil in a few months, and we have other plans to go to the Philippines soon. We want to go all over the world.

The Maine plays with Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, and the Technicolors at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 at the Summit Music Hall; 1902 Blake St., Denver; 303-487-0111; $20-$22.


Brett Calwood
Brett Callwood is an English journalist, copy writer, editor and author, currently living and working in Los Angeles. He is the music editor with the LA Weekly. He was previously a reporter at the Longmont Times-Call and Daily Camera, the music editor at the Detroit Metro Times and editor-in-chief at Yellow Scene magazine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brett_Callwood

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