BECKY BLOMFIELD

DOES THE SINGER/BASSIST CHAMP AT THE BIT WHEN IT COMES TO A SPOT OF HI­JINKS?

Kerrang! (UK) - - Gigs -

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?

SPIR­I­TUAL HEADMELTER…

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

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