Sueddeutsche.de posted a new article about the press conference. Unfortunately, it's in German. So if you know German, go here to read the article. Otherwise, here is the article in English using an internet translator. Funny note: apparently "Wahlberg" is German for "Choice Mountain":)
With Til Schweiger around the block oh, oh, yeah: The Boyband veterans of New kids on the block strive on the pop mount Olympus back. Can whether Til Schweiger help? On the press conference in Munich, the "kids" caused bored above all. Of Marita canes "And now my ladies and gentlemen, have the opportunity unique worldwide to hear" the first songs of the new New-Kids-on-the-Block-CD: The enthusiastic PR adviser skips himself almost while the present journalists view only irritated.
A half hour they wait is in the citizen of Munich five-star-hotel already for the Boyband, but of that far and to see extend no trace. Already the first tact of the song "Two in the Morning" resound out of the loudspeakers, and on a blow, one feels moves back into the early nineties.
With funky electro rhythms, the high song is lower puts, the voices easily are distorted and clearly digitally processed after. The question imposes itself whether Joey McIntyre, Jonathan Knight, Donnie wahlberg, Jordan Knight and Danny Wood renovated for its yet nameless new album, that appears in September, if possible simply a couple of song old.
Since the separation the group 14 years passed, want to try now it yet once and can serve with little new. Not only the melodies sound trusted, also the texts come one well known before. "Girl, I' ll be your boyfriend. Oh, oh, oh, yeah", butter it in tested manner.
When the video is played back to the first Single "summertime", calls of the Verzückung are to be heard out of the journalist rows softly. The PR adviser, who must find the music by profession because of super, groovt in addition on its place back and forth.
"How does it feel itself to be back?", asks it when the five Bostoner sit finally on the platform. "Magnificently", finds Joey McIntyre, but a more exact answer remains from. The boys seem to amuse themselves best about that.
New hypes around old acquaintance you are happening sympathetic and, yes, it look still well, but one becomes the impression not, the five would have already now no more desire on the entire Trubel. They are in the mean time almost 40, emphasize to be sure a little too often how ripe and adult they would be now.
Your music in any case sticks still in the childrens' shoe. Can whether they enthuse new fans therewith? The old fans at least seem activated to be. The first concerts of the tour, that will start in the autumn 2008 in Canada and the USA, were sold out within four minutes.
No hinge, no points that "New kids on the block are a group out of friends, we are us as near as brothers" to be assured Donnie wahlberg, that is responsible not only for the consolidation, but rather also the declared spokesman the group seems. Next to it, only Joey McIntyre answers hear sometimes others on the questions of the journalists, that three to, smile and cause absently.
Knight of the chalkboard round first as after a tight hour Til Schweiger the platform enters, thaw it up. The director of "barefoot" and "no ear rabbit" the group in its new film "1 ½ knight - gave a guest roll in search of the carrying away Herzelinde" as a medieval Castingband. Now he wants to interrogate let himself over the cooperation. That no questions at it has.
And then Schweiger also yet must admit that it was able to begin earlier with the News kids nothing and would have belonged to dear Snoop Dogg and Techno. Nevertheless: He makes himself well in its row, has approximately the same age, carries also still jeans and T Shirt and belongs also to the category of former woman swarm.
Almost one wishes for would have encountered the five men, it all in Boston with its families to the Barbecue, Til Schweiger invited, a little the good old times thought and rest let music business and film business exceptionally once.