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# MTV: "The attitude of Kasabian and the punch of Kings of Leon, a band going places"
# The Fly: "Ones to watch, they steer clear of pretentious twattery and head straight into the eardrum with a burst of brit Indie rock"
# What's On Magazine: "Considerable emotional depth (with balls)"
# The Guide: "Officer Kicks is poised to take over the world"
# Front magazine: "Officer Kicks deliver catchy, addictive tracks with anthems that grow and grow"
# Nuts Magazine: "4 out of 5"
# Whisperin n Hollerin: "If there was ever a band to keep an eye on in 2006, its Officer Kicks". "They had the whole venue banging" 10/10
# Independant on Sunday: "
1.Band Name? Officer Kicks
2. Why so called? Old song of ours
3. Where From? All New Cross. Our Singer now lives Cambridge, he was born there but moved to south London
4. Line Up? Jay (Vocal),Fisher (Guitar)
Keith (Drum),Michael (Bass)
5. Average Age? We're all 28
6. How long have you been together? 10 years since sixth form, but in many incarnations (2 years as Officer Kicks) and used to be in a band when we were 16 but gave up after a year
7. You are influenced by, or would appeal to fans of...? I think we appeal to a wide selection, from Kings of Leon fans to Pop bands fans (The Hoosiers) to indie bands fans (Jack Penate and The View).
8. Describe your sound? Unashamed, unpretentious good time indie rock.
9. Your fans are mostly...? Lovely. Our fans are amazing. We just came back from a tour which saw us visit Edinburgh amongst other places, because we had only played Glasgow (a few times) and Dundee and Aberdeen we didn't have so many fans in Edinburgh but people traveled from Glasgow to support us, that meant an awful lot.
10. Any recordings? Our album "Six Grand Plot" out in July single "Pictures Of Me" out end June 2008
11. What makes you different? We are welcoming and friendly and don't go in for the aloof us/them approach, we also are very good live as we have been together for a long time
12. A song you wish you'd written? Fans by Kings of Leon
13. Which of your songs is most likely to be a hit? Pictures Of Me
14. Career highlight? There honestly have been so many. Supporting East 17 at a May Ball is the highlight.... no no, Hoosiers tour this year was great. Supporting Ocean Colour Scene, Jack Penate and The View were also amazing. Getting Single of the Week and on the XFM playlist; Everytime we tour Scotland....!
15.Any good gig stories? Jamie Fisher 's Lung collapsed at a sound check at a local South London gig we were doing, we thought he just needed a strong whiskey and a cigarette but that just made him worse. Two weeks and three operations later he was back on tour. We rescheduled the London show and (im not joking) the other lung collapsed at sound check again. The promoter was very put out.
16. So the moral of this story is....? Don't exist on a diet of Maccy D's, Cigarettes, 4 to a Travel lodge room and strong lager. Also brush yr teeth regular....
17. Gigs coming up? Loads come see us at the website. Think we in Cambridge with Cage the elephant in June!
(See www.music-zine.com/events for up to date Officer Kicks gigs)
18. Website & Myspace link: www.myspace.com/officerkicks