DOES THE SINGER/BASSIST CHAMP AT THE BIT WHEN IT COMES TO A SPOT OF HIJINKS?
ON ROCK’N’ROLL… HAVE YOU EVER HURT YOURSELF OR A BANDMATE ONSTAGE?
“We played this show where there was a human pyramid. Chris [Webb] was playing guitar and he was put on someone’s shoulders. Someone knocked the entire bass stack down, which landed on me, and was pretty bad.when we finished, the bar gave me some free local cider and put my hand in a cup of ice.”
HAVE YOU EVER SMASHED UP SOMETHING ON PURPOSE, LIKE AN INSTRUMENT?
“We smashed a birthday cake up against a wall when we were in America. I can’t remember which city it was because it was such a long tour. I think the wall will be stained with icing for quite a while.”
HAVE YOU EVER REQUESTED SOMETHING RIDICULOUS ON YOUR RIDER?
“We once requested a bunch of dogs on our rider. Never got them. We met this really cool Labrador called Jonathan when we were in Germany.we fed him carrots.why? He really liked carrots.” A dog that eats carrots? Every dressing room should have one…
ON FAILURES AND FUCK-UPS… HAVE YOU EVER FORGOTTEN THE WORDS TO YOUR OWN SONG?
“Numerous times. I just go ‘la-la-la’ and keep going until I remember a line. I’m only human. I sometimes get a tweet about it after the show – at least they’re paying attention.”
WHAT’S THE WORST TWEET YOU’VE EVER READ ABOUT YOURSELF?
“A comment on Youtube said we should all drown ourselves in our own blood, chuck ourselves in a wood chipper, and die. I think that’s my favourite comment to date.” That troll must have hated watching that video in their mother’s basement…
LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS…
WHERE’S THE MOST RANDOM PLACE YOU’VE BEEN RECOGNISED? “In the girls’ toilets. I’ll be out and going for a wee and someone will be like,‘are you from Milk Teeth?’”
WHO’S THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON YOU’VE GOT IN YOUR PHONE CONTACTS?
“I’m really boring and hardly socialise.we met Chino [Moreno] from Deftones at the Kerrang! Awards last year. That was pretty good. We had fun and got really drunk. Webby threw up six times on the way home. It was the most I’d seen anyone vomit.” It’s like the old saying:‘if you didn’t puke after the Kerrang! Awards, were you really there?’
ON THE HYPOTHETICAL… WHAT WOULD YOU PREFER: TO FEEL HOT ALL THE TIME OR COLD?
“Hot. I’m already cold all the time, and it sucks. There was one time on tour when I had flu, and in the van I had two sleeping bags, a duvet, a coat, a hoodie, longsleeve T-shirts and a vest. It was intense. I threw up before I went onstage, which wasn’t ideal.”
MCDONALD’S WANT TO USE YOUR SONG BRAIN FOOD FOR A NEW RANGE OF HEALTH SNACKS – WOULD YOU LET THEM?
“Hell yeah! We’d get something like a Mcdonald’s black card, which would be amazing on tour. I had to do my taxes the other day and it was embarrassing because every single month there were at least five Mcdonald’s transactions.” Socking it to The Man, there.who can resist a Happy Meal, though?
IF FREEDOM IS SIMPLY BEING ABLE TO DO WHAT YOU WANT, DOES THAT MEAN ANIMALS ARE FREER THAN HUMANS? “If it’s a pet, probably not. But if it’s a tiger in the jungle, then yes, probably. I’d love to nap whenever I want, eat whatever I want, and be able to run around wherever I want. That would be a pretty nice life.” It does sound like a charmed life, although we’d be embarrassed if we peed all over ourselves on the way to the vet
“SOMEONE SAID WE SHOULD DROWN IN OUR OWN BLOOD…” BECKY BLOMFIELD