Ahead of their first ever UK show, we caught up with Norweigan boy band The Main Level.
You will be playing your first ever UK show at London O2 Academy 2 Islington on Thursday 18th August. How are you feeling about this?
Playing in the UK is a dream come true for us! We have played several hundred shows but some how this has made us a little nervous! Hahaha but we are totally ready!
What can your fans expect from the show?
It’s going to be an awesome show! We got the best band and musicians lined up! We will try our best to make this a night to remember! We will play songs from our album “We Are Who We Are”. A secret: there mighty be twerking.
What’s the best part of being on tour?
The best thing about being on tour has to be all the beautiful places and people we meet! Even though we are friends from way back we still find out different things about each other on tour, mostly annoying things.
How did the band form? Have you been friends for a long time?
As we said we have known each other for a long time. The band actually got started in a studio in Bergen Norway, where we were first demo singers for different songwriters! We thought why not start a band together! The Main Level is actually the name of a button on the mixer in the studio.
Tell us about your current single ‘A Million More’?
A Million More is a summer song! We learned how to play the ukulele this year so we thought why not have it in our song! The song is dedicated to our fans, and the sentence “after a million years I love you a million more” is just us saying we will never forget them!
You guys have a massive online presence and fanatical following on the massively popular app Musical.ly. Can you tell us a bit more about the app?
Musical.ly is no doubt one of our favorite apps! It allows you to be super creative and just have fun with your favorite songs! We get so much love from other musers (that’s what we’re called) every one on musical.ly is a muser!
Last summer you played the biggest outdoor festival in Scandinavia, with over 100,000 people! This must have been a big moment for you?
That was just INSANE! So many people. It’s the best feeling in the world! We kinda had a moment where we looked at each other and went “is this really happening”!
You will be performing at V Festival in August, what other plans have you got for the summer?
V-fest is going to be unbelievable we are really looking forward playing there! We are doing some shows in Sweden and Norway! USA is on the list, and hopefully many other places. We wanna meet everyone!
What is the most exciting thing you’re looking forward to this year?
There is so many things we are looking forward to this year! The best thing has to be meeting the fans, and traveling. There are also some things that we can’t say just yet, but this is going to be a big year for us.
Have you got any messages for your fans?
We love you guys, and we will never let you down! Without you none of this would be possible! From our hearts we thank you! Se you soon.
Alex, Laurent and Sander – The Main Level
Tickets available from gigst.rs/TheML.
Mon 18 Jul 2016