There was only little time to get some answers from Alex and Alex at the Festa Di Radio Onda D’Urto Brescia . Both play in the American band The Gaslight Anthem, right now on tour with their new album “American Slang”. Here is what Alex Levine (AL) and Alex Rosamilia (AR) responded:
RTC: Hey Alex, how come that you are a St. Pauli fan (German soccer team)?
AR: When I first came to Hamburg our contact guy there took us all around and showed us the city. Of course St. Pauli and he explained what it stands for. I was always interested in soccer, but into the UK Premium League and some Italian teams, no Bundesliga, but I got more and more into it. After this I informed myself and each time I come around I check it deeper – by the way I also converted my flatmate into a St. Pauli fan.
RTC: Away from sport, back to music, imagine you are god and you are able to set up a festival of your choice, name me the five headliners.
AR: Refused / At The Gates / Fugazi / Jawbox / Botch
RTC: How would your mother describe your music to the neighbours?
AL: Rock and Roll
RTC: What made you start making music?
AL: The Clash!
RTC: Can you tell me your perspective of what you think is the difference between Sink Or Swim / 59 Sound / American Slang?
AL: They are different records from different times
RTC: and which is your favoured one?
AL: ohh, it is American Slang
RTC: Thanks and a good show.
See the gig pictures here.