Following their recent break The Potbelleez are back in the game and 2013 really has gotten off with a bang for these boys! They've just signed a record deal with Ministry Of Sound, released the new hit single "Saved in a bottle" and fresh of the press a Australia Wide Tour
I recently was lucky enough to have the chance to catch up with Lead Vocalist Ilan Kidron and discussed what 2013 has in store of him and The Potbelleez. Check out the press release below regarding their up and coming "Saved in a Bottle" Tour and also the
I was talking to Ilan whist he was in the studio and you could hear his enthusiasm for 2013. He mentioned firstly their Record deal with Ministry of sound. We quickly turned the discussion to "Saved by a bottle" and I asked him what what the inspiration was for the video "We all played ball rush as kids and wouldn't it be great to bottle great memories up and I think that music creates memories or reminds you of the past, I guess what I am trying to say is music creates memory's and that truly is the reason behind the video and the song" Saved in a Bottle is out on February 15th and is when you can get your hands on the "Saved in a Bottle" tickets below! If you haven't seen the new video check it out BELOW!
2013 could see a number of writting collaborations from lead vocalist Iland Kidron he was recently in the studio with Tina Arena and is due to write with Ricki-Lee and Stan Walker "I just really enjoy writing music its a passion, its inspiring to work with different people and build me up as a writer" Previously in the past it has been said that they would no longer do Albums and doing EP's "I love albums and the signing of MOS will enable us to bring you some exciting new music that will shock everyone"
They showed their love for WA whilst discussing their upcoming tour "There is something in the water and WA treats us well and we treat WA well, we will be playing our new EP when we are on tour its pretty much all finished up now and doing a lot of great bootlegs and the boys have been planning something incredible" They are due to hit the stage at the Melbourne Grand Prix everyone is going to be pumping at the Grand Prix anyway so imagine when these guys hit the stage they will give the people the part of the buzz they are missing.
I decided to take the interview more toward the boys and wanted to discuss who "maybe" the women in the women in the relationship "Johnny's the single one, he is a bit more off his leash but Dave and I both have families" he explained the regular contact and how his wife, Samantha Rebillet, is a film maker so she is also very busy so it's hard when they go on tour but they still go and have a good time. "We all have a laugh and take the piss a bit and not take things to seriously, its different when we are in the studio obviously but its so different when we are on tour"
I asked Ilan due to their tours and partying what was the funniest thing that one of that done, he was on the edge of explaining something but I sensed hesitation and bailed "it all involve's copious amounts of alcohol and not much memory, going to Ireland with the other's being from Ireland we will always take it to the next level when we go there"
My final question to him was "if you were stuck on an island what would be the two things you would have with you and why" his answer show's his loyalty to his family especially his son and his wife "I would have my son, but can I say I would have my family as I don't wana discount my wife and copious amounts to eat and drink" he then decided to rethink the question "If I was stuck on an island I want my family and bloody good tunes" you know being the party type and all!!