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- Posted on Oct 13th 2008 5:00PM by Jolie Lash
The band, fronted by Reggie Youngblood, have been playing some of their biggest Stateside venues on the trek. But, according to the band's rhythm section -- bassist Owen Holmes and drummer Kevin Snow -- they aren't quite ready to squash the thought that one day, they might have to return to Jacksonville and get real jobs.
"Not for a couple years at least," Holmes tells Spinner with a laugh.
"It definitely feels different in the UK though than in the U.S.," Snow adds. "In the UK, we seem to have a little bit more of a solid [base]. In the U.S., it still feels like we're in the beginning stages."
Only if the beginning stages means netting 3.5 out of 5 stars in Rolling Stone among their album reviews. That particular press piece has been just one which family members of the band have taken notice of. "I know Dawn's [Watley, keyboardist] mom is keeping a scrapbook," Snow says. "We've kind of kept track of the important stuff."
The biggest thing the Black Kids family members took notice of though was their appearance on 'Letterman" earlier this year. "Everyone was all about Letterman," Holmes notes. "That's when we impressed the parents."
Meanwhile, they'll play the 'Tonight Show' for the first time later this week, before heading to the UK for the rest of the fall, where they might run into 'Partie' producer and former Suede guitarist, Bernard Butler. "He's come out before and he's actually brought the kids," Holmes says.
"They're amazing," Snow adds of Butler's little ones. "They're this high and they are big Smiths fans ... and I think of our band as well."