CAN YOU INTRODUCE YOURSELVES AND WHAT YOU DO IN THE KIMBERELY STEAKS?
Greg: I'm Greig. I play guitar and sing.
Ross: I'm Ross and I play drums
Tam: I'm Tam and I play bass and do some singing.
HOW'S THE TOUR BEEN GOING?
Tam: We played Glasgow on Wednesday with Frenzal Rhomb. We came down to Manchester the next day and met up with Austeros, we're playing tonight and we're doing the rest of the gigs with them. So, it's been Manchester, Cheltenham, London and here, and home tomorrow and back to uni and things.
HAVE YOU GUYS BEEN HAVING FUN?
Tam: Yeah, it's been really good actually. We didn't know what to expect because it's Groezrock this weekend and it seems like a stupid time to do a tour but other than that, it's worked out really well.
Ross: There's lots of places we've never played before as well. We've never played in Cheltenham. We did a house show there and it was really fun. We've never played in Nottingham before. All the gigs have been really good. Austeros are a really good band as well.
DO YOU GET TIME TO HAVE A LOOK AROUND THE DIFFERENT CITIES THAT YOU VISIT?
Ross: We've just been eating a lot really.
Greig: Lots of burritos and stuff like that.
PPUK: Where do you like to eat when you're on the road?
Greig: It's been really varied. We've been eating really well. It's been quite a good holiday.
Tam: It generally seems to be quite spicy. We smell really bad for the rest of the day, we stink out the car. But yeah, we didn't get a chance to look around Nottingham today because we came straight from London and we were all pretty hungover. It took us about three hours to leave and we had to get burritos obviously as well. It looks lovely coming in though.
Ross: It's a nice bit of the country, lots of countryside.
IF YOU COULD TOUR ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD YOU GO?
Greig: We were talking the other day about going to Japan. We sell a lot of CDs and records in Japan. It's really cool.
Ross: UK style pop punk, they seem to love it in Japan.
Tam: There's a midlands band called Skimmer and they play Japan and China quite a lot. They just play to thousands of people, it's amazing. They seem to do really well. The gigs are apparently great and the crowd is awesome. I would love to go, a wee lad's holiday.
Greig: I would love to go to Spain, I've never played there before.
HOW DID YOU GUYS FORM?
Greig: We formed years and years ago. The bands always been called The Kimberly Steaks but I'm the only original member. There's not really like an interesting story behind it just me and a couple of friends from school and we started playing. I knew these two from different bands and this is the way it's ended up.
HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE NAME THE KIMBERLY STEAKS?
Greig: We can't remember the exact story but it was the drummer's wee brother and he had a friend who apparently had an imaginary girlfriend and for some reason he just made up the name 'Steak' and we don't know how it came about but we thought it was really funny and we decided to call the band 'The Kimberly Steaks'.
Ross: I think it's quite a good name because they'll never be anyone else called 'The Kimberley Steaks'.
DO YOU GUYS LISTEN TO A LOT OF POP PUNK?
Tam: Yeah pretty much. We've kind of all grown up listening to it and we listen to it loads now. That's pretty much all we listen to in the car. We listen to Chicxsdiggit, Teenage Bottlerocket, Mean Jeans. There's been some great bands that we've played with like Don Blake from Manchester. There's some really great bands around at the minute like The Murderburgers, they're from Glasgow as well.
HOW DO YOU GUYS KEEP YOURSELVES ENTERTAINED WHEN YOU'RE ON THE ROAD?
Tam: What we've done is, on an ipod we've put old Alan Partridge shows, in between listening to loads of music. We've been listening to dumb old radio shows and stuff like that. We just have really stupid jokes that just aren't funny in anyway to anybody else but because we've spent so much time together it becomes like a really stupid in-joke. We just sit and giggle a lot about really dumb stuff. We go a little bit weird by the end of it.
ANY LAST WORDS?
Tam: We've got a wee 7" that we recorded but there was a massive fuck up at the place and they printed side A on side B as well, so it's just the same songs on both sides. We were meant to have copies on this tour but it didn't work out. It's out and we'll have it available soon.
Greig: Also, we're coming back here in July. We're doing a wee tour with the Murderburgers.(Check out the tour dates here).
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