Pop rockers The Maine have been hard at work since their formation in 2007, and right now, it feels like they’re peaking. The Tempe, Arizona-based band—vocalist/guitarist/pianist John O’Callaghan, lead guitarist Jared Monaco, rhythm guitarist Kennedy Brock, bassist Garrett Nickelsen, and drummer Patrick Kirch—have just released their sixth studio album, Lovely, Lonely, Little, and are now on a massive tour that has them playing everywhere from the U.S. to Australia.
A few weeks before the release of Lovely, Lonely, Little, I caught up with frontman John O’Callaghan, who filled us in on the stupendous new album, touring, their diehard 8123 fan base, and what the future holds for the soaring quintet.
First off, you’re just coming over from England. Could you describe that experience? Anything out of the ordinary happen over there?
It was a hell of a lot of travel for an hour and change set, but to be honest it was one of the better shows we’ve ever had in London. We really want people all over the globe to feel a part of this release, and physically being in England was of great importance out of the shoot. If the support shown that night is an …