The Walkmen’s keyboardist Walter Martin and guitarist Paul Maroon told Radio 1 their trip to the UK from New York this time in support of ‘Bows & Arrows’ is much different from their previous visits when they were virtually unknown. “I think it’s our fourth trip. But we never had anything released here,” they explained. “We came over I think prematurely. We got really excited that there had been sort of a ‘goldrush’ over here – and it didn’t exactly happen! We came three times, and we beat our heads against the wall. This time we’re here and we’re staying in a nice hotel and well-rested and coming to the BBC on our first day. So it feels very different. That’s part of being bitter – you don’t expect anything good to happen!”
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