1.8 IS ‘BANG’ ABOUT SOMETHING YOU ACTUALLY EXPERIENCED?
Karen: “Um, maybe. Yeah, it’s probably about an ex-boyfriend or someone. Maybe it’s about… oh God. I hate answering questions about the songs.”
1.85 WHAT DO GUYS THINK OF THE VINES?
Nick: “That’s so funny you said that. I just gave them a second chance and I don’t want to encourage any kind of feud but… I was disappointed.”
They’re not a fucking garage band. Garage bands don’t take nine fucking months to record an album in LA.
Nick: “Exactly. I like reading about them. I think it’s funny the singer will roll around parking lots in a rage because he can’t find a McDonalds.”
1.9 IS IT TRUE YOU WROTE YOUR WHOLE EP IN ONE SESSION?
That’s it. Interview’s over, you’re the new Vines.
2.0 DO ANY OF YOU ACTUALLY LIKE MUSIC?
Nick: “I’m a music fanatic. My favourite music magazine is NME.”
That’s very funny.
Karen: “Haven’t you asked this question already?”
How would you know, you’re stoned.
Nick: “I like your magazine a lot.”
Karen: “I like BB Gun a lot.”
2.1 WHAT’S THE NEW YORK SOUND? ARE YOU A PART OF THE NEW YORK SCENE? DO YOU KNOW THE STROKES AND THE WHITE STRIPES? DO YOU GET ANNOYED WHEN PEOPLE COMPARE YOU WITH THEM?
Nick: “That’s a FAQ.”
Karen: “I didn’t come up with these questions, honestly Nick. Don’t you have any of your own? Nick, you can do this interview, I’m going.”
That’s it. The interview is over.
2.2 WHY’S THERE NO BASSIST?
Karen: “Can you make this any more difficult for us?”
Nick: “Punk rock journalism – ask the most obnoxious questions you can.”
2.3 DID YOU HAVE A BREAKDOWN RECENTLY?
Karen: “No, not a breakdown – but…”
Nick: “A flat tyre.”
Karen: “I don’t know. It’s complicated. Everything was moving too fast. Things got out of sight. Things were hyped up too early, so we had to get things back on track… I really hope this band doesn’t drive me to have a breakdown.”
Nick: “Me too.”
Karen: “Once people start dying… life is fragile.”
Tell me more.
Karen: “You tell yourself more.”
2.4 ARE YOU AS OBNOXIOUS IN REAL LIFE?
Karen: “I feel so misunderstood in this interview. I feel so misrepresented. I’m certainly no fashion icon. I wear a tank top.”
2.5 IS IT TRUE THAT YOU PUSHED COURTNEY LOVE INTO A FOOD TABLE?
Nick: “The Hissy Fits are the only band I’ll openly slag off. I hate their singer, and I think they’re a really mediocre band.”
2.6 IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SAY?
Karen: “Disregard this interview.”