1. YOU RECENTLY PLAYED DOWNLOAD FEST AND REBELLION PLANNED FOR LATER THIS YEAR. WHAT
REACTIONS DID YOU GET? HOW DOES A FESTIVAL CROWD DIFFER FROM YOUR USUAL GIG CROWD?
Download festival was unbelievable! I'd like to take this opportunity to apologise to the act on before us who left the stage early with the hump because of people shouting 'Kunt' all through his set. Still, it meant we got to play a longer set so it wasn't all bad.
2. TOP TIP FOR SURVIVING A FESTIVAL?
Never lick anyone out unless they've had a good Femfresh first. After 3 days moshing even the fittest birds will have a few croutons of fanny batter.
3. WHAT INFLUENCES YOUR SONGS?
A lot of the stuff on the first couple of albums was based around stuff that you’d talk about with your mates down the pub. I started off trying to set to music stuff that hadn’t really been covered in traditional songs! I get a buzz off writing about strange, fucked up stories and situations. I like the idea of trying to find a different angle on even the bleakest story – the most recent example being our song ‘The Wrong Ian Watkins’ about how after the news of the Lost Prophets’ singer’s terrible sexy baby stuff broke, lots of people went online and mistakenly took it out on poor old Ian ‘H’ Watkins from Steps.
4. HAVE YOU HAD ANY STRANGE REQUESTS AT PRIVATE BOOKINGS FOR GIGS?
Yes! Only last week I played to 20 blokes on a stag do on a boat on the Norfolk Broads.
I wasn’t sure whether all the disapproving looks from the other boats going past
were for me or the stag who his mates had dressed up as Jimmy Savile.
5. IT'S 10 YEARS SINCE YOUR DEBUT ALBUM WAS RELEASED, DID YOU THINK YOU'D STILL BE GOING 10 YEARS LATER OR DID IT START OFF AS A BIT OF FUN?
It did just start off as a bit of fun and it still is! If you’d have told me 10 years
it would sell 20,000 albums, get me all round the country and out to Australia I’d
have restrained you for your own safety and had you sectioned.
6. HAVE YOUR PARENTS EVER COME TO ONE OF YOUR SHOWS?
My mum still doesn’t know exactly what I’m up to. Up until last year she thought
I was out of a weekend delivering pizzas for Papa Johns.
7. WHAT CAN WE EXPECT ON THE UPCOMING 'JAPS ITUNES' TOUR?
I’ll be playing all the tired old favourites and also some new stuff that isn’t quite
as good as the tired old favourites. Some of the new songs include ‘That’s Why I’m
Voting UKIP’, ‘Period Pants’ and ‘Craig Had Pubes When He Was Nine’.
8. ANY FUNNY STORIES FROM THE ROAD?
People are always saying that it must be mad being on tour but I think it’s all changed
since the days of The Who chucking TVs out of hotel windows. I’ve written a song
on the new album about my experience of life on the road called ‘A Lonely Wank In
Kunt and the Gang’s new album Jap’s iTunes is out on 11 August. See for details and tour dates.