Tour. Be as good as you can, night after night. Try your hardest. Work hard at it. Honour the fact that people are paying to come and see you.
Sometimes, I’m not quite sure what the pages are in 'Myth...' They could be short stories, fractured fairytales, parables, visions or unnerving news reports or warped monologues or published scratch marks on school desks.
I don't think that a lot of people will understand what we've done, but you know what, this is a record that will survive, long after all the other stuff around has been forgotten. I am convinced of that.
"I can go and buy a banana all year round in the winter. I mean what the fuck is all that about? French royalty in the eighteenth century couldn't get bananas as regularly as me!
I knew immediately that I didn't want to be one of those artists who just show the back of their laptop to the audience. I never wanna do that.
Cuban music is… You have God and directly below is Cuban music. For everybody who really is in the music scene, Cuban music is sacred. But African music is not far below it.
Also, it depends on what music has been playing in the office. If someone has been playing singer songwriters all day, there will be distorted kicks and heavy bass lines.
As a teenager, John Peel was my lifeline to England and to new music. Everyday I listened to his show. So we were very honoured when we could do our first session. And that we were invited to do 5 in total.
A sensual side? Man, I was thinking of Conan The Barbarian during the whole writing/recording process…
While the origin of the music is certainly pitched at myself, once it grows into something that exists as a recording and I'm performing it live in front of an audience I definitely feel like it has transformed.
The bullet just missed Domino, but he had gunpowder burning his eyes, so he thought he was a dead man. The Souls thought so too: this dude was trying to kill off all the Souls Of Mischief!
And this record, it was very… tense, very… because I didn’t wanna give it away.
I had a stop talking card I used to give to people. That usually elicited a certain response!
I wanted to put out this certain like grotesqueness that I feel is missing from a feminine representation in music or film.
Once the decision was made to do it. You have to be fearless. You can’t go into it like a pussy.
You can find on every record on mine a kind of Buddhist blessing, where I say I have given people this music to use it to maybe reach happiness, to use it in the way they want to use it.
There’s a reason we’re not called The Blissful Joy of Living. Maybe it’s not as blunt now that the songs are changing and there’s a little more room to breathe.
To me natural imagery can be very rich, it has a lot of symbolical value, it works well to draw parallels between natural phenomena and feelings or moods or human nature in general.