one cup interview
Now that Blue Rose has been absorbed by Richard Branson's sprawling V2 monster, big things look possible for Number One Cup (and hopefully also for label-mates Olivia Tremor Control), doyens of the US College movement with a healthy lo-fi pop edge and some minging good tunes. Well-matched, then, with tour-mates Urusei Yatsura who approach the guitar thing from a different angle yet still come up with a hint of pop beneath the distortion. Seth (guitarist with Number One Cup) certainly thinks so, picking them as the Good to go with Shell Oil (the Bad) and his Ugly right eye when confronted with the Clint Eastwood Words and Objects Number 8 machine before their Boatrace gig.
With a wistful look in his eye, he joined just about every American that's ever played on this interview machine by choosing
Seth's the only member of the band who does interviews and he likes to keep them short and sweet, much like their set which was plagued by technical troubles but shone through in places. He's also into talking about the music: "for me, interviews are just like..if you ask me a question, I'll answer it, I'm not like "Oh I really wish someone would ask me about that, cos I really wanna talk about it"....We get the Spice Girls questions, and the "who would you kill if you had one bullet?" ones, none of that's of interest to me. I'd rather talk about the music, cos that's what we're here for"
Which doesn't make him the ideal candidate for the Lazy Journalist treatment but frankly, with the quality of stuff his band are putting out, he doesn't need to talk about the music...it more that speaks for itself.
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