1. So Jen tell us a little bit about your musical history/career so far and the two bands in which you currently dwell namely Thracia and Mispelt 2.0. If you can mention Spider Monkeys in the answer then five black bananas' are yours!
Well When I was a youngster, I was in a metal band called Defenestration, we had a great time recording albums, touring and playing some really cool and big gigs, I did it professionally for a time but got royally fucked over by a record company so never made a penny, not that I'd change it for the world! Anyway, those lads got
I much prefer punk crowds. end of. I used to play to metal crowds with metal bands and it is a terribly macho and sexist scene to be in. Punks just don't care if you're a girl, it's ace! I think with Thracia, we get a strange reaction with metallers and rock crowds, and even some punks.. cos we're a bit odd I guess, but it's so much fun and I like it and to be honest that's all that matters! So in answer to the question, its most rewarding playing to anyone who wants to come along, enjoy some music and have some fun! (and not be sexist about it!)
I ALWAYS get nervous! always have! I think its cos I'm not naturally a forward person and to get up and do what I do, means I have to work myself up a bit. I know all about fight and flight and autonomic responses from my psychology studies, I'm textbook really, not pleasant at times but I always enjoy it when I do it, so its worth the unpleasantness..
I am not sexually attracted to any chimps, no but I am very in touch with the chimp within..It escapes sometimes, unpredictably, sometimes in the middle of the night..I would prefer a chimpy baby than a human baby..but babies are well out of the question at the moment! I think everyone should be in touch with their inner chimp, as Jeremy Thorpe
Live I like doing Sea of Tediocrity by Thracia, I think the song is bouncy and the lyrics sum us up brilliantly. We have some new ones on the go too which I've written about my job and stuff that really annoys me, its like my therapy. Mispelt hmm I like Alien, cos I have often felt like that myself. Its one of the songs that I used to love before
I don't have any influences on purpose when it comes to my singing, I think that's because 1. When I started, I was far to naive to be influenced and 2. however much I try I can't sound like anyone other than me! I really admire Skin from Skunk Anansie, Debbie Harry and Ronnie Spector. In life, My Nan and my Gran are my heroes, so strong
Having hopes and dreams is the best experience and having them ripped from you the worst! But thats the music business all over! DIY all the way!
1.Once we were playing a really big gig and our stage time came but we couldn't find Dunk, when we did, he was eating cocktail sausages out of a big bowl, I told him to hurry up but he wouldn't stop and he just said "but they're free" We missed our important slot...this is really true but only I saw it happen and I was asleep.
2.We play a lot of gigs with a band called Born to Destruct, Dunk is forever fantasising about Moose Man and Woodstock, he once disappeared round the back of a venue with them and I popped out to the car and I saw it..its painful.. the three of them... with mankinis...It has truly traumatised me.
3.Dunk has a pet meerkat that he keeps under his hat, he calls it Boris. Boris also wears a mankini..but not by choice. Sometimes Boris tries to escape, but all he manages to do is lift the hat up a bit.You can see this in the Junkfood Generation video, if you don't believe me, watch the hat.
4. He keeps a picture of Dave FungalPunk in his wallet wearing a
5. Anything else would really push the boundaries of repulsiveness, so I can't bear to mention them and if I do, Dunk might put his finger in my ear again while I'm asleep in the car, he told me it was his finger...I hope it was his finger!! aaaaagggggh!
I played the Ocarina at primary school, i can play the Recorder and I played the Oboe in the wind band at school, Singing is my main thing though, I'm hopeless on guitar.
1.A small blue monkey from Bavaria will be running the world in 5 years
2.John Craven has a monkey brothel in Slough, where he trains and grooms monkeys to perform sexual acts, he has recently completed a Masters degree in Evolutionary Fornication.
3.A chimpanzee called Yoyo first invented the clothes peg when trying to solve the problem of wet chimpanzee cubs after she had spilt her PG tips.
4.The name of the first chimp in space was Ham.
5.I have Cheeta the chimp's Autobiography "Me Cheeta"
Sawyers was an awesome venue but sadly closed down due to lack of support from Kettering yokels. There is a serious lack of people willing to put on gigs, local places to Northampton are the Roadmender (which you can play if you are either indie wank or are prepared to sell your soul to the owner). The Racehorse, where Northampton Punks Picnic took place, organised by Jemma from Rotten Agenda, a brilliantly traditional punk band, we have Black Skull Squadron-hardcore punk, Atrocity Exhibit-Fast-slow Grind, Pretty Deadgirls-Sleazy Rock n Roll.. There are a load of indie bands and emo kids but the aforementioned ones are the ones that stick together and make the local scene for me.
Mispelt: We are ace! really good! honest! I'm rubbish at this! he, he, We have a new CD out, National Insecurity, which is apparently quite good, you should come and see us live too, cos we put on show and we're very loud!
Thracia: We are a bit strange but endearing, we have a new CD out, Sea of Tediocrity, which has monkeys all over it and is jolly good! you should come and see Thracia live cos we are unique and raucous!