So you’re currently in the middle of a European tour, how’s it going? Do you feel the love on this side of the pond?
I don’t think it could go any better. The first time we crossed the pond was in 2014 and it was a bit of a struggle. No one really knew who we were yet and we were roughing it for six weeks. This time around we have a new European label, and people have had time to digest the music. It’s still so surprising to see a room full of people singing our songs. We are humbled by the reception thus far.
Originally you were employed as touring musicians, what was it that made you give this up to start writing your own material
It was all kind of a happy accident. Kelsey and I met when we were employed as backing musicians for a Danish band’s US tour. We started writing some songs together just to pass the time and found that we had a pretty easy and special chemistry. We also wrote the entire first album by the time the tour had ended. Even at that point we didn’t know it was going to turn into a band but once we recorded it there was no turning back.
Is there anything you miss from the ‘touring musician’ days?
The first couple tours you go on are magical. Everything is new and exiting and you get to see so many things that you’ve never seen before. I think I miss the overwhelming excitement of looking out the window while you roll up to say, New York, for the first time completely wide eyed. Nowadays, we’ve toured for so long you don’t get as excited about your surroundings. Emphasis on the states. We are wide eyed being over here.