Mal­lory Knox pre­pare for their up­com­ing tour by get­ting drunk on crazy golf cour­ses

THE CAM­BRIDGE ROCK­ERS ARE READY AND WIRED FOR THEIR RE­TURN. JUST DON’T GET THEM DRUNK NEAR CRAZY GOLF COUR­SES, THOUGH…

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HEY, MIKEY! JUST HOW ENTHUSED ARE YOU TO FI­NALLY BE TAK­ING WIRED TO THE MASSES ON THIS TOUR?

MIKEY CHAP­MAN (Vo­cals):“mas­sively.we started work­ing on it in early 2016 and the process has been on­go­ing since then, so this will be our first op­por­tu­nity to play the songs in bulk. We’ve played an odd one here or there, in some form, but this is the en­vi­ron­ment and for­mat they should be heard in.we’re a lit­tle bit ap­pre­hen­sive be­cause it’s the first time, but we’ve been work­ing through the teething prob­lems.” HAV­ING BEEN OFF THE ROAD FOR A WHILE ARE YOU ALL IN DE­CENT SHAPE RIGHT NOW OR WILL THE FIRST FEW DATES JUST ABOUT KILL YOU? “We’ve cer­tainly had a few months since we’ve done any­thing par­tic­u­larly phys­i­cally tax­ing, so I think there’s go­ing to be a lot of sweat and a lot of heavy breath­ing. But, dya know what? They kind of go hand in hand with a good rock show, so that’s no bad thing! I think we’ll be al­right – we may have to sleep a lot more than usual but we’ll just about sur­vive.”

SPEAK­ING OF WIRED, HAVE YOU EVER BEEN SHOCKED BY A MIC OR IN­STRU­MENT?

“Back in the day I used to play bass and we had a cou­ple of times where we’d have a bad set-up and you’d end up singing and the mic would elec­tro­cute your lips. It’s hor­ri­ble, be­cause ob­vi­ously you have to lean in and sing, but you try to keep a cer­tain amount of mil­lime­tres from it. But you never quite man­age it! That’s as dra­matic as my elec­tro­cu­tion sto­ries get.”

SO AP­PAR­ENTLY YOU NEARLY GOT AR­RESTED WHILE PLAY­ING GOLF IN AMER­ICA – WHAT HAP­PENED?

“We were in Florida and we went onto the crazy golf course out­side the ho­tel, and they had an al­li­ga­tor en­clo­sure, and be­ing re­ally drunk we de­cided it would be a re­ally good idea to pet the al­li­ga­tors.they were only lit­tle, we weren’t in too much dan­ger, but next thing we knew four cop cars had done a pin­cer move on the box we’re in, the cops had their guns out and were yelling at us to get down. I’d never seen a gun in real life be­fore, so I kinda shit my­self. It was an ex­pe­ri­ence! Luck­ily every­one else knew what to do to get us out of that, but I thought we were goners! It’s a story for the books, though.”

HOW FAR HAS TOUR BORE­DOM PUSHED YOU IN PAST?

“We once played Uno for nine hours. hours.we were on the road to some­where in Europe, and we had ex­hausted just about ev­ery­thing else, and I kept say­ing,‘just one more, just one more’ – and then we found out we were still five hours away from where we were go­ing, so we just cracked on.” Nine

FI­NALLY, IF WIRED SELLS LIKE CRAZY WILL YOU BE GET­TING THE BIG­GEST BUS ANY­ONE’S EVER SEEN?

“Oh, def­i­nitely! Ac­tu­ally, I’d prob­a­bly go more in the di­rec­tion of a pri­vate jet. I keep get­ting re­ally jeal­ous of Amer­i­can friends of mine who I keep see­ing on pri­vate jets!”

DATES: O2 Acad­emy Bris­tol March 20, Cardiff Tramshed 21, Nor­wich UEA 22, O2 In­sti­tute Birm­ing­ham 24, Sh­effield Lead­mill 25, Cam­bridge Corn Ex­change 26,Aberdeen Garage 28, Ed­in­burgh Liq­uid Room 29, New­cas­tle Univer­sity Stu­dents’ Union 31, O2 Acad­emy Liver­pool April 1, Portsmouth Pyra­mids 2, O2 Acad­emy Ox­ford 4, Lon­don Cam­den KOKO 5 – 6. Sup­port: Lonely The Brave, Fa­ther­son.

“THE COPS HAD GUNS OUT AND WERE YELLING AT US!” MIKEY CHAP­MAN

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