The kooky lady who inspired Kingswood’s new single
JUVENILES is the new album by Melbourne four-piece alt-rock band Kingswood, with the first single, Say You Remember, based on a very personal story.
Lead vocalist Fergus Linacre said Say You Remember is a song based on an experience by guitarist and songwriter Alex Laska while living in Los Angeles.
"(Laska) met this lady who was in her senior years," Linacre said.
"Alex has told me she is very beautiful but much older, and she wears crazy clothes, sequined jackets, and she lives a crazy rock'n'roll LA lifestyle.
"She is this kind of crazy, kooky old lady who loves rock'n'roll.
"They became really good friends, and they went out; they'd go and have dinner and party together, and she'd tell Al about her life, and he felt that he could open up to her in ways that he couldn't to other people.
"He kind of thought that they were soulmates, but born in different times, so that song comes from the idea that in a different time and in a different world, could we have been together?"
Linacre said he has never met the woman, but he knows Laska has stayed in contact with her.
"I'm sure he sent the song to her, but I'll make sure she gets a hard copy of it," he said.
The artist said with Juveniles the band return to 'guitar music'.
"Our first record (Microscopic Wars) was guitar-heavy and very rock'n'roll," he said.
"When we were writing the second album Alex, our guitarist, broke his finger and he couldn't play guitar... so the second album (After Hours, Close to Dawn) is far more theatrical, experimental, with a whole different world of sonic elements, and we are very proud of that record.
"Playing our old songs, we fell back in love with rock'n'roll and that's why Juveniles took us back to that."
The musician said the band is looking forward to spending some time off in the Byron Shire after their local gig.
"We are planning to stay for a couple of days in Byron Bay, we have a friend who's got a beautiful property on the beach," the artist said.
"We love that town, we stay there quite often."
Juvelines is out today.
Thursday, March 12th Barwon Club Geelong
Friday, March 13th The Corner Hotel Melbourne
Saturday, March 14th Volta Ballarat
Wednesday, March 18th Kambri ANU Canberra
Thursday, March 19th UOW Unibar Wollongong
Friday, March 20th Oxford Art Factory Sydney
Saturday, March 21st Cambridge Hotel Newcastle
Thursday, March 26th The Gov Adelaide
Friday, March 27th The Rosemount Perth
Saturday, March 28th Prince of Wales Bunbury
Sunday, March 29th Freo Social Fremantle
Thursday, April 2nd The Triffid Brisbane
Thursday, April 9th Republic Bar Hobart
Saturday, April 11th Saloon Launceston
Sunday, April 12th Forth Pub Devonport
Thursday, April 16th The Northern Byron Bay
Friday, April 17th Miami Marketta Gold Coast
Thursday, June 25th The Jack Cairns
Saturday, May 30th Big Pineapple Music Festival Sunshine Coast
Friday, June 26th Otherwise Bar Townsville
Saturday, June 27th CBD McGuires Hotel Mackay