As The 69 Eyes release their‘Goth N’Roll’ box-set into the world ready for a very black Christmas, we manage to catch up with vocalist Jryki 69 for a few words about plans for the new album and the new year..
“It’s all rock n’ roll to me, but rockin’ in my way has to be kinky”
S] Will the new album scheduled for next year see a massive change in direction for the band, can you elaborate if so and what kind of concepts you will be exploring?
J69] Oh yeah, I hope so. MORE BLOOD & SHARPER FANGS!
S] Given your many contacts, will there be any guest spots on the new record?
J69] Maybe Dani Filth.
S] Any concept ideas for the new record?
J69] Fuck yeah! The new album’s gonna be all about the vampires!
S] What has been the band’s best experiences whilst on tour in the UK?
J69] There’s always cool parties. Nottingham especially is always a good one.
S] The 69 Eyes have been together for so long, so what keeps you inspired to keep going now? – what makes you tick as a unit?
J69] We’re just old drinking buddies. Our friendship comes first. If we have a guitar we will travel!
S] Way back, what made you decide to root your sound within the Goth genre, and what keeps you interested in the genre now as we head into 09 – will there be a Goth scene resurgence worldwide?
J69] I don’t see much difference between Goth and Glam. It’s all rock’n’roll to me but rockin’ in my way has to be kinky – that’s why it’s still interesting to me!
S] What things will The 69 Eyes NOT be able to live without when they you come on tour?
J69] Sunglasses, leather jackets and toothbrushes.
S] When do you plan to return to the UK to tour, can you tell us whether you will be doing some headlining shows over here next year?
J69] We will play at The Electric Ballroom in London in early March 09 – see you guys there! Then we will return as soon as our album’s ready, hopefully for some summer festivals.
The box-set ‘Goth N’Roll’ is out now. For more information check out the Myspace and Website.