Two Door Cinema Club spoke to Absolute Radio host Geoff Lloyd backstage at the Isle of Wight Festival 2011 earlier this month. The Northern Ireland indie rock band talked about raincoats, performing in mud baths, playing Glastonbury in relentless rain, getting coddled with golf carts rides, rock star tantrums and their Japanese fans.
“We don’t even have tantrums and we’re very undemanding,” vocalist Alex Trimble said about their laid back attitude. “We don’t ask for this stuff. There’s people who push us into cars because I don’t know.”
As for their Japanese fans, Alex said, “Everything’s so different. The culture, the people, just your surroundings. Everything is entirely new and strange and wonderful. The fans are so different and they’re so – I think the best word is just respectful. They’re very quiet when you’re playing. No one talks. They clap very politely. It’s strange to get used to. They bring you presents and stuff. They bring us socks and sake and chocolate and stuff, every time we go.”
Watch the interview via YouTUbe below.