A week ago Tuesday, founder and lead-singer, Lucas Sliveira posted an announcement on the band's MySpace blog that The Cliks' drummer (Morgan Doctor) and bassist (Jen Benton) were leaving the band. Read it here. We followed-up with a quick, frank and exclusive interview with Lucas about what went down, his feelings about the change and the future of The Cliks.
Ch-ch-ch-changes! For most, change, in the end, is good. A time to renew, grow, move on. Is this the case for The Cliks?
How did you get the news that Jen and Morgan were leaving? Quiet sit-down, drunken brawl, ooh-snap drama? What went down?
Obviously, from your post, we see that this was not a total surprise. When did you sense that change was gonna come?
When you first conceived the band, did you have a beginning to end vision in your mind? A plot you’d hoped to follow? And if so, did it involve change and what kinds of changes did you or do you continue to foresee?
It’s often true, that, as they say, change is good. With a nearly clean slate, aside from the band’s history and several great tours, what’s next?
As you’re eyeing new band members, give us your ultimate band line-up, doesn’t matter how famous, or if your choices are already in other bands.
You’ve been through several line-ups as The Cliks, ever considered going solo as Lucas Silveira?
The Cliks "Dirty King" album is out now. The "Dirty King" video can be seen on MTV's Logo channel and website.