The Calling's founder and guitarist Aaron Kamin thinks that doing telephone interviews with the international press is very strange. 'Right now, we are, like, having a regular conversation. But this conversation ends up in people's homes across the world. We started out as only two boys making music,' the 26-year-old tells SYP from his home town Los Angeles. But that's what happens when you become famous. The quiet life of Kamin and his band-mate, vocalist Alex Band, changed when The Calling's 2001 debut album Camino Palmero became a huge success. One of the tracks, Wherever You Will Go, featured in the movie Coyote Ugly and was a US top five hit the following year. And they have not only conquered their home country. Their music has taken them all over the world, including Europe, Japan and Southeast Asia. 'But [being famous] is definitely a lot less glam than it looks,' Kamin says. 'It's strange that we have fans from all over the world and people know about your cats and girlfriend.' Kamin says that he has achieved what he wanted, but he insists that fame hasn't changed his life. 'We try to stay normal. I guess friends and family help a lot, and having a girlfriend keeps you normal. In a way [being a musician] is like going to work, but it's also part of your life. Doing shows isn't necessarily evil. Sometimes it's wonderful.' Natives of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, Kamin and Band became pals when they were teenagers after Kamin began dating Band's sister. They started jamming songs together, and drew RCA Records' attention. They then formed a band called Generation Gap together with a few other musicians. But Generation Gap didn't really take off. Kamin and Band later recruited Sean Woolstenhulme (guitar), Billy Mohler (bass) and Nate Wood (drums) and renamed themselves The Calling. In 2000 the boys featured in Coyote Ugly playing Wherever You Will Go. This screen appearance gave the band their first taste of fame. The following year, they released Camino Palmero, which was named after the street where they grew up. But things haven't always gone smoothly. The newer band-members left the group and sued Kamin and Band. Kamin refuses to go into the details. He only says: 'We were saddened by their departure and we wish them well in their lives ... we are looking forward to putting this behind us.' Certainly Kamin and Band seem to have pulled themselves together and their new album Two is due for release this summer. In terms of the sound, they have picked up where their last record left. 'We have finished the production, now we are only waiting for the packaging,' says Kamin. 'Pressure? We try not to think about it and just make music. Hopefully people really care about it.' Asked if he would be interested in being in a movie again, Kamin says: 'Only if it's a comedy. I'd rather make the music for the movies.'