Maybe if we were super-famous and we had, like, supermodels turning up to our shows. But right now 16-year-old girls aren’t our thing.
Alex Hewett (right): ask him about beetlemania What’s on your rider? Nothing too exciting. Mostly wine, beer, hummus, crisps. What’s your pre-gig ritual/ routine? Finding the perfect level of drunk, a demanding task in itself. Takes both preparation and moderation. What’s the best gig you’ve been to? We saw Steve Reich playing some of his best stuff in Manchester a couple of years ago. That was pretty special. And the worst? I accidentally attended an open mic bar in Manchester recently and there was a Mancunian dude up there who had nailed Creed/ Nickelback-style vocals completely and was playing these horrific bluesy numbers. It was pretty funny, though. Most embarrassing on-stage moment? When you know everything is going shockingly and you can no longer pretend otherwise. It makes you feel like a real dork. Chatting between songs – good or bad? It depends what the person is saying. I don’t like it when there’s a really obvious routined attempt at fake gratitude. Just being real or funny is great, though.
Groupies. Would you?
Have you a special stage plunges back into the old stuff. Whelan’s 8pm 110 01-4780766
Scullion Highly regarded Irish roots/folk/pop group. The Forge, Moycullen 8.30pm 117 091-868944
The Unthanks Genuinely wardrobe? I like to put in a little bit of effort when we play. Not too much, though, because everyone else just wears gym clothes or whatever, so I don’t wanna look stupid.