Alex Turner regarding Miles Kane on the Suck It and See tour, Yen Magazine 2011
Yen:Miles Kane is heading out here with you guys, is he an honorary member of the band now?
Alex Turner:We wish he was but unfortunately he’s got his own thing going that’s really successful. As far as I’m concerned there are only two superstars, Beyonce and Miles Kane. You can quote me on that.
“I really like London ’cause I think it’s got the best work ethic in the world. In London, everyone’s really cynical and everyone hates everything, so no matter what you do, someone’s gonna go, “Shit, I just heard that yesterday.” It just makes you work harder. Everyone’s always trying to outdo each other, which I think is good. No one celebrates anything.”—Josh, 2009 (via fuckyeahjoshuahayward) (via joshhhayward) (via i-am-a-h0rror) (via scarlet-colours)
Your favourite band isn't your favourite band just because of the music. Yes, that's a huge part, but it's also their personalities. It's when finding out that they're not coming to your city ruins your week. If you've seen them live, you know the dates by heart. It's the fact that their videos can make you smile with tears streaming down your face. You can make fun of them like you do with your best friend. You do chores just to earn enough to buy a ticket, CD, t-shirt, DVD. You fall in love with their personalities. You cry because you're so proud of them. You defend them with your life. For some people, they've saved their lives. You love the crew like you love the band. They're the reason you know some of your best friends.
“It was weird for me, ’cause anyone who listened to guitar music was considered a horrible, disgusting person that you should spit at, so I never really did. I listened to jungle or whatever on the radio. Then I found American guitar music, and went to buy a Sonic Youth album and the lady was like, “Don’t buy that one, it’s too weird.” I took it home and fell in love with it. I had to grow up with it in isolation ’cause none of my friends got it or understood it. They didn’t like it. And then it went back to the no wave stuff in the seventies…”—Josh, 2009 (via joshhhayward, fuckyeahjoshuahayward)