Cheers for taking the time out to talk to us.
I've been watching your videos non-
I’m not that picky about who ‘The Gang’ is. You don’t have to have a tattoo on your
face or do a copper to be in my gang. I only really started ‘The Gang’ in the wake
of Gary Glitter’s well-
Kunt is an unusual name -
It’s of German origin, though I have heard of Kunts in other European countries like
Switzerland and Holland. Several people in this country have also told me of Kunts
living up their street.
Recently you've been having some issues
with popular video uploading site Youtube -
how's that battle coming on?
Not great. The censor Nazis at YouTube had
banned a few of our videos in the past for
being a bit too sexy for general consumption
but just after the Royal Wedding last year
they removed our channel completely.
This might not have been unrelated to our
Royal Wedding Souvenir video, which
featured members of the Royal Family
sexually satisfying themselves in time with
the music. Bloody prudes.
There's a number of people that consider
your music to be offensive, I think that's
unfair, there's some important life
lessons to be learnt from songs like
'Men With Beards' -
musical tributes to recently demised pop
stars particularly moving. What would
you say to the people that can't seem to
look past the occasional naughty word
and have labelled you as 'obscene'?
It does make me upset when people find my
music offensive because, as you point out,
I’m only trying to be helpful. One example is
my song Gentleman’s Wash, which is an ode
to encourage men into getting in the habit
of good male personal hygiene. Another is
my cover of Katy Perry’s I Kissed A Girl,
(I Sucked Off A Bloke) which tells of the
dangers of making bets on a building site.
My tribute songs to Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse might have made some of their fans angry and upset but they were quite earnest and heartfelt and above all factually accurate.
On the subject of moving tributes -
I’m pleased you found that poignant, it’s one of the favourite words I’ve heard used
to describe my music, along with ‘progressive’ and ‘brave’. I would happily offer
this track up to a homeless charity if they wanted it. Not for free though, obviously.
Although your music is electro and quite poppy sounding, you get put on a lot of
Punk bills -
There’s a great ‘don’t give a fuck’ attitude about punk crowds and some of my favourite
gigs have been punk bills, especially Rebellion which is always a proper good old
do. One thing I have noticed is on occasion the punk crowds are so wasted they don’t
notice how fuckin shoddy and half-
Who are your influences musically? And then whilst we're doing influences
who or what influences you to write the songs you do? You're certainly prolific
and seem to be knocking the hits out sharpish these days.
Musically I grew up with the Basildon synthpop sound of the early 1980s, especially
early Depeche Mode before they went all sombre and started injecting heroin in their
nobs. I was also a big fan of Ian Dury, Madness and the Macc Lads, who were the first
band I ever saw live and simultaneously the first and only band I ever threw a pint
of piss at.
The first couple of Kunt and the Gang albums were largely inspired by having too much time on my hands, hence the high percentage of songs about having a wank. Since then, I’ve matured a lot and write about a much larger spectrum of subjects, like finding an unidentified pube on my girlfriend’s soap and encountering a massive turd in a pub bog.
There was some controversy last year after the campaign to get 'Fucksticks' at number
one for the Royal Wedding seemed to be being fiddled by the chart people -
There were dirty shenanigans went on in both our chart campaigns – one of the versions of Fucksticks had its sales numbers nobbled and our Use My Arsehole As A Cunt (The Nick Clegg Story) was removed from iTunes on the week of release. I don’t want to start rambling on about conspiracy theories because when I’m found dead in the woods like Dr. David Kelly everyone will go “Oh, poor old Kunt, he was rambling on about conspiracy theories and now he’s been found dead in the woods like Dr. David Kelly.”
I did have plans to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee this year by doing a song called ‘Let’s dig up Di and fuck up the Jubilee’ but I dunno if I’ll get around to it.
If you could pick the next celebrity to croak for musical tribute purposes, who would
you choose? -
What a great question. Can I treat this like a game of Cluedo? In which case I’d say
Gary Glitter in Mothercare with a Pramhandle. Or Barrymore in Chariots with a Stranglewank.
Amanda Holden in the Britain’s Got Talent studio with a double ended dildo.
If I were to have an untimely death, and be found dead in the woods like Dr. David Kelly, I would like Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer to write and perform a poignant tribute. If he was too busy maybe just give the job to someone who needs the work, like Chico.
Last year was a good year for Kunt and the Gang, Edinburgh festival got a bit upset
at your unique promotional methods -
That’s the dream. I’m just biding my time with this until someone offers me a minimal wage to go round sticking cocks on famous people’s faces.
I just googled Carol Vorderman, subject of your most romantic song to date, 'Carol
Vorderman' only to discover she's now a regular on something called 'Loose Women'
If you haven’t seen Loose Women it’s basically a programme where four old slags waste
an hour of your life talking the most fucking dreadful inane ear-
What do you with your free time? Do you have any hobbies?
In between my topical celebrity ambulance chasing song endeavours, I don’t get a
lot of free time to pursue hobbies at home. However when I am away on tour I am often
at a bit of a loose end in the daytime so I have taken to hanging around in town
centres and seeking out attractive girls and then following them home to see where
What's next for Kunt and the Gang?
We’ll hopefully be releasing a new live video this year, and I’ve started writing a Kunt and the Gang musical. It’s a bit like Mamma Mia but instead of a heartwarming tale of love and redemption set on a Greek Island, it’s more a harrowing tale of racism and paedophilia set in Basildon.