QUESTIONS & ANSWERS – der gig-blog-Fragenkatalog: Folge 85 mit THE SKINTS


Foto: Promo

„East London Reggae“, das ist zeitgemäßer Reggae jenseits von Jamaika-Kitsch und Jah-Folklore, dafür mit einer ordentlichen Portion Dub, HipHop, Rock und kritischen Texten. Mit diesem Offbeat-Ableger und schweiß­treibenden Live-Auftritten haben sich The Skints auf der Insel längst ein solide Fanbase erspielt. In Stuttgart spielen sie – nach ihrem letztjährigen Support für State Radio – nun endlich einen Headliner-Gig. Und zwar am 27. März im Keller Klub. Im Gepäck haben Sie Ihre gerade noch rechtzeitig fertig gewordene EP „Short Change“.

Josh, Sänger und Gitarrist (auf dem Band-Foto der sympathische junge Mann unten rechts) war so nett, unseren Fragebogen auszufüllen.

What was the most wonderful gig you ever played?
There’s been so many! Koko in London last year was special.

Where would you absolutely love to play?
As many different places on Earth as possible. And California.

Please describe your worst studio experience.
Fortunately I wouldn’t say we’ve had a really bad studio experience, touch wood. Probably the first demo we recorded cos the music was so bad!

What would your music sound like if Elvis had never existed?
I’m not an Elvis fan at all but I can appreciate that he’s influenced artists that I like…but then we get into messing with the space/time continuum and that hurts my brain!

The title of the book that touched you most is…
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.

Which ringtone do you use?
I always have my phone on silent. Ringtones are the worst.

The most beautiful love song ever is called…
Lately by Stevie Wonder

Which song (except your own songs) do you know by heart?
Juicy by The Notorious BIG

Boxer shorts or briefs?
Boxers all day.

Which Beatles song deserves a decent cover (by you)?
They’ve all been done to death, haven’t they?

Which TV show is essential?
The Simpsons

Please tell us your favourite joke.
I had 10 pints of yoghurt last night. I was mullered.

Describe the perfect stage outfit.
The one where you and your band feel ready to mash up the place.

Your favourite candy?
Wine Gums, all kinda of Haribo…I’m a sweetie fiend.

What would you be today if you had not become a pop star?
Haha I’m definitely not a pop star! Probably still working on the road with musicians.

In which band would you like to play (except your own)?
That’s so hard, I’m not good enough to be in any bands I like! Rancid or Wu Tang Clan if either of them called for a cockney nerd.

What’s your favourite instrument?

The greatest musical genius (dead or alive)?
The greatest songwriter is Bob Marley.

The most beautiful woman in showbusiness?
Hmmmm…Beyonce or Nicole Scherzinger. Tough call!

How would you spend an unexpected gift of 1000 Euro (you’re not allowed to invest in alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, holidays or prostitution)?
Get some tough new speakers.

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