Earlier today, Nik Brown had the chance to talk to Jim Kerr of Scottish rock band. Simple Minds just after the band had announced their NZ tour with Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.
"We haven't even passed the 40-year mark..." Kerr said. "But the goal was.. and still is to try and be a great live band. And the desire of the dream was to take that band around the world. We feel blessed to have four decades of continually rising to that challenge."
Watch the full interview on The Morning Sound in the video above. You can use the timestamps below as a guideline.
0028 It's been almost 40 years since Simple Minds was formed, was this your goal?0040 When you say your goal was to take the band around the world, but you've achieved that goal quite early on in your career. Didn't Simple Minds come over to NZ in sometime in 1982?
0300 What impresses me most is that while a lot of the other bands were taking a break, Simple Minds was continuously pushing on.
0515 It's got to be tough that you guys took the time to rest and recuperate before going straight back into songwriting.
0625 You and Charlie Burchill go way back, what have you learned about each other from the partnership with him for so many decades?
0815 Will Simple Minds be playing some of the new material as well?