If it hadn’t been for pizza in a cone, Stricken City would be our favourite discovery of the year. They’re so effortlessly charming and endearingly indie that we want to go to a sixth form common room and spend all afternoon scrawling their name on our bags. Their new single Lost Art is a thing of galloping beauty and you can hear it her for the first time. We spoke to Rebekah Raa and Iain Pettifer from the band for 321, our new Ted Rogers-inspired interviewette feature, and after the jump they talk about Julie Andrews, ducks and the trouble with gayrony.
R & I: “1. Iain’s Grandma once tipped Julie Andrews out of her pram when she was a baby.
2. The album Steam by East 17 is THE greatest album of all time.
3. A duck’s Quack doesn’t echo. NO ONE KNOWS WHY.”
“LOVE – Sebastien Tellier’s Divine. We’re pretty late on this since it was his Eurovision entry ages ago but we saw him at Bestival the other week and haven’t stopped singing it since, despite the lyrics being incomprehensible, so we end up just muttering vague French sounding words to the tune.
“HATE – Katy Perry’s I Kissed a Girl. This song is far too catchy but the lyrics are far too terrible. Possibly if this song was in French we would have this as a LOVE not HATE. Actually if this song was sung by a gay guy it would be funny. GAY IRONY = GAYRONY = AWESOME. Is a gay guy singing that song ironic? We are questioning ourselves on whether or not we understand irony or not now. HELP US.”
“We wish our flat would tidy itself. It’s been like this for far too long now and its becoming increasingly clear that neither of us are gonna do anything about it.”