I always get told off by other members of the band for not describing us right. Noisy. Kind of disaffected. Post-apocalyptic, with moments of melody!
Décrivez votre son avec vos propres mots.
Je me suis toujours fait engueuler par les autres membres du groupe pour ne pas nous décrire justement. Noisy. Une sorte d'insatisfaction. Post-apocalyptique, avec des moments de mélodie.
Comment votre groupe s'est-il formé?
C'est après que moi et Paul, le guitariste, sommes allés dans des clubs indé dans le Nord de l'Angleterre où nous vivons, et que nous avons commencé à devenir vraiment fatigués et à s'ennuyer devant les mêmes vieux groupes semaine après semaine. Pas nécessairement les mêmes groupes, mais les mêmes sons. Tout le monde essayait de singer les Libertines et tout le monde voulait être Pete Doherty. Nous étions juste malades rien qu'à voir ça, et nous avons pensé que nous pouvions faire mieux. Nous voulions créer quelque chose qui était excitant à jouer pour nous et, avec un peu de chance, excitant pour les gens, à la place de juste déblatérer sur le fait de boire dans un nightclub.
Sonic Youth, Joy Division, the Cure, they're the usual ones -- I bet every band has put that! A Place to Bury Strangers I love. Generally things that are noisy and aggressive, but from time to time have an element of romance. As far as songwriters go, David Bowie and Adam Green.
Quelles sont vos influences musicales?
If we're going to try and get our visa, I'm not sure I should answer this! I find it really difficult to come up with band names. I really like '70s band names like the Osmonds, the Jacksons -- family band names, even though we're not strictly speaking related -- I thought it would be nice to have a family band name. It's better than a statement about what we actually sound like. There's no mystery to a band called Extreme Noise Terror. You know exactly what you're going to get from that band. I don't want people to come with any preconceptions. The Chapman bit is from the bloke who shot John Lennon -- in interviews early doors we used to pretend we were his b------ offspring -- I got a few relatively threatening messages from bands in Liverpool. It was just a joke ...
Comment s'est imposé le nom du groupe?
As a band, just trying not to get drunk before going on stage.
Quel est votre pire défaut?
An inflatable bed is pretty much a given. You always think you don't really need it when you go to festivals, maybe you're a bit of a lightweight. But no, it's a necessity. Also get to festival early and getting a decent camping spot. You want to be near the gates, near the action. You don't want to be traipsing around the camp in the middle of the night. For SXSW, I might pack an Obama t-shirt. The last time I went to America it was Disneyland with my mum, so maybe a Mickey Mouse t-shirt.
Quel est votre kit de survie pour un festival?
Quel est votre plaisir musical qui vous fait vous sentir coupable?
It's actually the Beatles, even though I don't like either group. I genuinely hate how bands ape on about how influential the Beatles are. I understand that they were good, I understand that they were popular, I just don't like them. But as far as the Rolling Stones are concerned, they appear to have forgotten how to write a song since 'Exile' in '71 or something. I don't understand how they tour the world continually releasing a live set every two years. At least David Bowie, a contemporary of theirs tries. It doesn't always work, but at least he tries doing something new and different.
Beatles ou Stones?
Ha! I'm not sure what I can say. I don't want to get us thrown out of SXSW like we were thrown out of Pukkelpop. I didn't do anything! I was being a good boy. Our guitarist and our bass player, just a bit too much vodka, they started dismantling various bits out of the dressing room, one of them ended up getting stitches in his hand -- it just wasn't very pretty. We got told off by various Belgians in the morning.
|Phil Chapman : Batterie|
|Pop Chapman : Basse|
|Paul Chapman : Guitare|
|Kingsley Chapman : Chant, Guitare|
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