02 May 2012
  • Words
  • Interviews
  • Big Q

Bass Clef's new album 'Reeling Skullways' is out now

What did you want to be when you grew up?
I pretty much had my heart set on Han Solo, but it seems I've turned out more like Chewbacca.

What’s the worst club you’ve been to?
When I was an underage drinker we used to go a a heavy metal club in Wood Green, North London. It was in the basement of an Irish pub. Snakebite and Guns'n'Roses. I could probably set up the exact same thing in Dalston these days and make a mint.

What’s been your worst job?
I spent one summer when I was 18 erasing second-hand cassettes for Music & Video Exchange. It involved passing them back and forth through a huge industrial-strength magnet. Strange times.

What are you obsessed with right now?
Jamal Moss a.k.a Heiroglyphic Being.

And what do you hate right now?
The privatisation of the NHS. The Olympics. The Jubilee. Ah, don't get me started...

When and where were you your happiest?
Every morning when I wake up and there's another day to be had.

How do you describe what you do to someone who doesn’t know you?
Badly, via mumbling.

Have you ever been arrested? And if so what for?

What's the best record ever made?
Today I will say: 'Another Green World' by Brian Eno.

What’s the coolest thing in your house?
My girlfriend.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever had?
In hindsight it was probably my teacher's suggesting I should do more work, go to univeristy and get qualified to do something. Sadly I ignored them.

Who's your all-time hero and why?
Nina Simone. Troubled but totally commited.

What do you collect – apart form records?
Grudges and debts.

What’s your vice?

Who was your first love and what happened?
Lego, probably. We grew apart but I still think of her all the time.

What were you doing at 2pm last Sunday afternoon?
Hanging out with old friends. good times.

What's your answer to everything?
'See what happens'.

On a scale of one to ten, how good are you in the sack?
I'm probably the wrong person to ask?

What's your most prized possession that you've still got from when you were a kid?
My imagination.

Have you ever had a homosexual experience?
Seriously, is anyone really interested in this answer?

What was your last treat for yourself?
A can of Stella Artois.

What do you spend your money on?
Rent, mostly. Then tea and biscuits.

What's your drug of choice?
Lapsang Souchong.

What can't you live without?

Do you have a recurring dream?
No, thankfully. Instead they are many and varied

What would you change about yourself if you could?
More willpower.

What's the worst item of clothing you've ever worn?
A 'piano' tie at age 10. Cool as fuck.

If you had a Tardis, what time would you go to?
I'd hit shuffle and see what happens.

What’s your lamest claim to fame?
I once appeared on 'Surprise Surprise' playing the trombone. Well, my school orchestra was on 'Surprise Surprise'. I think my hand appeared in one shot.




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