Category: Interviews

Interview Magazine

Check out Aly & AJ’s new interview and photoshoot with Interview Magazine below!

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How Aly & AJ avoided the child star curse and invented a new sound
Aly and AJ Michalka (born Alyson and Amanda Michalka), a.k.a. the Y2K teen idols Aly & AJ, have journeyed from L.A. for their first New York fashion week. Aly, in particular, is a style maniac, although both arrived for this photo shoot in stunning outfits; AJ wore black patent leather pants that squeak when she walks. Despite busy days in press junkets and playing shows (they recently performed for Ferragamo at a party launching the brand’s new scent), the sisters seemed chipper, posing like professionals.

The occasion for their trip? After ten years spent focusing on acting projects—Aly stars on Veronica Mars-creator Rob Thomas’s iZombie, AJ on hit family sitcom The Goldbergs—the sisters Michalka have released an EP, appropriately titled Ten Years. The four-song EP, led by single “Take Me,” is a floaty wisp of confectionary dream-pop. The siblings call their music “nostalgic,” but it also smacks of the now, with an ’80s synth style re-popularized by producers like Dev Hynes and Ariel Rechtshaid.

“To me it feels a little bit like a soundtrack to life, and I think that’s the most interesting part about the production,” says AJ. “I tend to lean towards songs that almost feel like they’re the score to a film, and I feel like this record really does that.”

In adulthood, the Michalkas have much more control over their work (the production of Ten Years was self-funded). Though they have always written their own songs, these are the tracks with which outside hands have interfered the least. “I think the most important thing is that we’ve really grown from being these 16- and 14-year-old songwriters that were writing about experiences that we [hadn’t had yet], like having a boyfriend or losing someone important in your life,” says Aly. “We were just writing those assuming what you would feel like if that happened to you.” Continue reading Interview Magazine

Video: Aly & AJ Perform “Promises” on TRL + Screen Captures & Pictures

Aly & AJ performed their song Promises on TRL yesterday!! Check out their fantastic performance below. Also, click on ‘Read the rest of this entry’ below the video to view TRL interview clips. I can’t wait for more live performances! Aly & AJ looked so happy to be performing again. We’ve also added screen captures and pictures of Aly on TRL. Be sure to visit AJ Michalka Fan for ones of AJ!

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Videos: “iZombie” Comic-Con Panel & Interviews

Aly was recently at the San Diego Comic-Con for “iZombie”. Check out the panel and interviews below! Be sure to click on more to see more videos. This post will be updated if anymore interviews/videos become available.

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BuzzFeed ‘Sister Test’ & Photoshoot

Aly & AJ recently played a fun little ‘sister test’ game with BuzzFeed. Check it out below as well as the cute photoshoot that went along with it!

We decided to give the girls a ~sisters test~ to see just how well they know each other and whether or not the chemicals STILL react. Let’s begin!

Who is your parent’s favorite?
Aly: AJ (for sure)
AJ: Me
AJ: Awww, Aly! I’m the baby, she was the more difficult one. More rebellious.
Aly: I was.

Who was AJ’s first kiss?
AJ: If you get this wrong, I’m going to kill you.
Aly: Joe Jonas
AJ: Joe Jonas
BuzzFeed: Whaaaaaat!
AJ: No one knows he was my first kiss. I’m pretty sure I was his, too!
Aly: It happened at a bowling alley in middle America on tour in like, Michigan.
AJ: They opened for us when we were all like, 15, and so we started dating and we were together for a year. That was my first kiss!

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Entertainment Tonight Interview w/Aly & AJ

Check out this recent interview with Aly & AJ. A clip is posted below. You can watch the full video here.

WonderCon 2016 Interviews

Check out four more interviews with Aly at WonderCon: Continue reading WonderCon 2016 Interviews

Good Day LA Interview

Check out this new interview with Aly for “iZombie”!