Last night at the 23rd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, Stryker had a chance to sit down with Irish boys, Two Door Cinema Club. He asked them about their relationship with Los Angeles. Sam Halliday said, “We love it. It’s fantastic. It’s so nice to have a home away from home in America. Yeah, we lived here for a couple of months recording our new record Beacon. And yeah, we love the sunshine. It’s very different than what we’re used to.” Later on, the admitted to living in a horrible place in Venice where they wore “short shorts and blades” and traveled to their beautiful studio up in Topanga Canyon.
As per usual, the band starting joking around within the first minute of the interview, chiding Halliday to put his headphones on. Stryker jumped on the opportunity and asked the band, “How annoying is it if someone from here is trying to do your accent?” Alex Trimble encouraged him to try, but said Stryker sounded more “Middle Eastern.”
“I find it more annoying when someone tries to impersonate you straight-away,” said Kevin Baird. “You say, ‘Hi, my name’s Kevin’…without even saying hello themselves. That’s rude.” Note to any Two Door Cinema Club lovers out there: do not impersonate them right off the bat! Stryker than asked them to try other accents like New York, Texas, and Boston, but Trimble said that he’s not comfortable with coming up with things on the spot. “It just has to come organic.”