1. Who are you most looking forward to seeing at this year’s Latitude festival across the Arenas (Obelisk, Uncut, Comedy, Theatre, Literary and Poetry, Film & Music) and why?
I'm looking forward to seeing Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and Grace Jones. Looking forward to Nick Cave is a daily activity for me. I saw them at the Troxy in East London on their last tour and the whole building shook. Grace Jones will bound to be wearing something I want to steal. I also want to catch The Mummers and Sonver.
2. What aspect of Latitude Festival interests you the most and why?
The fact that I'm playing on a stage in a woods intrigues me. Will we be powered by woodpeckers..?
3. What can people expect you to bring to the festival and do you have anything special planned?
I will be bringing the entire Bad Seeds back catalogue so I can hunt down Nick Cave backstage for an enforced signing and good time karaoke session... Then I shall kidnap him. Apart from that? Paisley black Wellingtons, Ebows, plenty of glitter and a virtual gospel choir of evil dwarves is what you expect from me and the band.
4. If you weren't doing this what would you be doing?
If I wasn't a musician, writing short stories and living in America working as an overdressed librarian. If I wasn't at Latitude? I would be practicing my guitar and swearing at Logic.
5. What do you always bring to a festival?
This will be my first festival show so I shall be bringing virginity.
6. Do you have any festival tips for those in attendance at Latitude?
1. Baby wipes and apples. There's a war out there.
2. Go and see nick cave. Go and see me.
3. Go geek and plan what you want to see and synch your iCal with your Blackberry. I always plan my festival viewing with military precision... but then it all goes to hell as soon as you smell the cider and you end up using the programme as a makeshift parasol/hat/seat.
7. What is your favourite colour Sheep?
Black, of course. Although, fact fans, black is strictly speaking not a 'colour', but an absence of colour. We call it a way of life... It's always better on the outside.
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