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AA Interview: Larkins

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Alternative Addiction recently talked to UK band Larkins about their recent rise, their song, "Hit & Run" and their upcoming plans.

March 05, 2020


AA: You guys have been steadily putting out singles over the past couple of months. What's been the reaction by your fans to the new material?

LK: It’s been amazing. It’s growing so much and with every release we feel like we’re refining our sound and finding new and exciting ways of doing things.

AA: Larkins got to be known by a lot of people with the last EP - what was your mindset going into the new music? Was it about doing something different or was it about expanding what you did well?

LK: I think we just wanted to make something that we were really proud of and that represented us in every way. I think between the four tracks we hit every corner of Larkins.

AA: With the four songs on the EP, what's your favorite story about writing one of them?

LK: Hit and run is an interesting one because we brought out the original version 4 years ago with a completely different lineup. I think Josh had that riff originally and it just stemmed from there but the way we’ve re-worked into 2020 Larkins has turned out really well and given it a completely new lease of life.

AA: Do all of your songs start the same way or do you get inspired in different ways for different songs?

LK: It’s always so different and completely depends on the vibe of the song. Some take months to get right and many versions.

AA: The acoustic version of "Not Enough Love" is one of my favorite things on YouTube. What can you tell me about shooting that particular video and performing the song that way?

LK: Thanks! It was recorded as part of a one off stripped back show in December in sacred trinity church in Manchester. We love doing this kinda thing as it just takes the intimacy and emotion up a level. It was really nice to be able to put piano in which we don’t get to do very often.

AA: You got to put out a live album last year. What do you think of the set you guys were able to put out and how well do you think it captured what you guys do live?

LK: We love listening back to that and hearing how much we’ve changed/progressed. I think that show was such a landmark in our history because it was in Manchester and at the Albert Hall which is such a prestigious venue so I’m glad we released that. I think it definitely translates our live show and the energy definitely comes across.

AA: Now that the EP is out, what are your guys plans for this year?

LK: This year is just non-stop. We’ve got so many songs recorded and ready to go. We’ve also got so many shows starting with our first tour in the US this month. Keep an eye out, this years gonna be massive.

AA: Do you see another Larkins EP coming before the end of the year or next year?

LK: Yeah we’re working on new recordings constantly, always working towards that debut album really. There could be another EP before that though.

AA: When you're up playing a show and people start singing your songs back to you, what's that rush like - especially on a song like "Hit & Run?"

LK: It’s such a mad feeling. To hear the songs you’ve written in your bedroom being chanted by so many people is honestly mind-blowing.

AA: Is there anything in particular that you guys haven't gotten to do yet that you want to accomplish?

LK: Glastonbury is a massive one. We’ve wanted to play that pyramid stage since we started all this and it’s been a big goal through everything. The debut album is a massive goal as well, so many bands never get to that point so we feel incredibly lucky to be building up to that.




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AA Interview: Larkins

March 05, 2020

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Alternative Addiction recently talked to UK band Larkins about their recent rise, their song, "Hit & Run" and their upcoming plans.

AA: You guys have been steadily putting out singles over the past couple of months. What's been the reaction by your fans to the new material?

LK: It’s been amazing. It’s growing so much and with every release we feel like we’re refining our sound and finding new and exciting ways of doing things.

AA: Larkins got to be known by a lot of people with the last EP - what was your mindset going into the new music? Was it about doing something different or was it about expanding what you did well?

LK: I think we just wanted to make something that we were really proud of and that represented us in every way. I think between the four tracks we hit every corner of Larkins.

AA: With the four songs on the EP, what's your favorite story about writing one of them?

LK: Hit and run is an interesting one because we brought out the original version 4 years ago with a completely different lineup. I think Josh had that riff originally and it just stemmed from there but the way we’ve re-worked into 2020 Larkins has turned out really well and given it a completely new lease of life.

AA: Do all of your songs start the same way or do you get inspired in different ways for different songs?

LK: It’s always so different and completely depends on the vibe of the song. Some take months to get right and many versions.

AA: The acoustic version of "Not Enough Love" is one of my favorite things on YouTube. What can you tell me about shooting that particular video and performing the song that way?

LK: Thanks! It was recorded as part of a one off stripped back show in December in sacred trinity church in Manchester. We love doing this kinda thing as it just takes the intimacy and emotion up a level. It was really nice to be able to put piano in which we don’t get to do very often.

AA: You got to put out a live album last year. What do you think of the set you guys were able to put out and how well do you think it captured what you guys do live?

LK: We love listening back to that and hearing how much we’ve changed/progressed. I think that show was such a landmark in our history because it was in Manchester and at the Albert Hall which is such a prestigious venue so I’m glad we released that. I think it definitely translates our live show and the energy definitely comes across.

AA: Now that the EP is out, what are your guys plans for this year?

LK: This year is just non-stop. We’ve got so many songs recorded and ready to go. We’ve also got so many shows starting with our first tour in the US this month. Keep an eye out, this years gonna be massive.

AA: Do you see another Larkins EP coming before the end of the year or next year?

LK: Yeah we’re working on new recordings constantly, always working towards that debut album really. There could be another EP before that though.

AA: When you're up playing a show and people start singing your songs back to you, what's that rush like - especially on a song like "Hit & Run?"

LK: It’s such a mad feeling. To hear the songs you’ve written in your bedroom being chanted by so many people is honestly mind-blowing.

AA: Is there anything in particular that you guys haven't gotten to do yet that you want to accomplish?

LK: Glastonbury is a massive one. We’ve wanted to play that pyramid stage since we started all this and it’s been a big goal through everything. The debut album is a massive goal as well, so many bands never get to that point so we feel incredibly lucky to be building up to that.

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