Last Friday night, Motopony kicked off their tour with White Arrows and Those Darlins. Frontman Daniel Blue checked in with us to tell us about playing in Los Angeles and his first impressions of the bands he’s touring with. Check it out below and head over here to see their YouTube Guest Editor playlist.
Our first of seven shows with White Arrows and Those Darlins was last night at the Echo in Los Angeles. During soundcheck, a friend texted me that there was a line around the building…it’s been a while since we’ve opened…but I’ve never opened to a full house before. I love LA. Barring the typical comedy of errors involved getting to Southern California from Seattle in 48 hours (read: stopping for gas and forgetting to pump any, getting lost in Hollywood Hills with a 36 foot van and trailer…etc) we found ourselves energized and ready to put it out for as long as they let us stay on the stage. A quick camaraderie was forged in the green room. We all pretty much fell in love with Those Darlins on YouTube…in person they are just as wildly adorable. Live they are rock goddess status. I found myself irresistibly convulsing and generally hypnotized by their gyrations and near psychedelic wind outs. The White Arrows are equally deserving of their current hype status…far more local to LA than Ponies or Darlins, they acted the perfect hosts and even invited us to the after party in the hills. Suffice to say, I never had my doubts or anything, but this tour is going to kick ass.