Really fun interview at The Wild Honey Pie. An excerpt (question is what's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Europe):
Austin: Wow. Okay!
Raphaelle: I don’t know why but that’s the first thing I thought. I just thought like really hot european men, to be honest.
Austin: We’re still doing first things that comes to your mind?
Austin: That’s the first thing that came to my mind. Sprinter
vans. Hospitality. Everyone in Europe treats bands to dang well. It’s
amazing. We come over and we play for the same amount of people that we
play for in North America and they treat us so much better. Every
promoter is so happy to have you!
Taylor: History. I’ve been listening to a University course
from UC Berkeley on European history from 1648 to the First World War
and it’s very cool to drive around all that I’ve heard about. All these
nations fighting each other.
Raphaelle: Being conquered by Napoleon.
Taylor: When we were on the ferry and seeing the white cliffs
of Dover, I was thinking, “This channel, France and Britain going to war
so often and so many naval battles.” And thinking about the Second
World War and those were the beaches that were stormed like in Normandy.
It’s just crazy how much history there is in this! The whole world has a
history. There’s not more history here but it’s so relevant to our
culture. Canada is such a new country. There’s not that much that went
on and the stuff that went on is not that interesting in comparison. So,
it’s cool to be here!
Austin: Now we all know where our minds are at: cheese, men and history.