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Twinmusix got to speak to Pop Will Eat Itself about their upcoming tour and more.

TM - This is Amelia and Elizabeth from Twinmusix and we are here with Graham from Pop Will Eat Itself, thank you for having this interview with us today we appreciate it.

GM - Thank You for having me.

TM - You are coming to Australia what can fans expect?

GM - We are looking forward to coming to Australia, I think it is our seventh or eighth time there and we love it.

TM - What is your favourite thing to do in Australia?

GM - There is a contrast of weather between Australia and the UK and we love the beaches which probably gives you your answer.

TM - It's really hot and humid here at the moment.

GM - That is great, it has been raining for about three weeks non-stop here.

TM - We are excited to have you come to Australia, what can fans expect from your set?

GM - This is our greatest hits set if you can call it. I think it's a bit over the top. It is the tunes that we brought out as singles, all we brought out on radio nothing out of the ordinary just top level Pop Will Eat Itself.

TM - What is your favourite greatest hits song?

GM -
I don't know there are a few contenders 'Ich bin ein Ausländer', 'Get the Girl! Kill the Baddies!' And 'Everything's Cool'. I think it depends on the day with the Vibe of this song and how the crowd and band reacts to them.

TM - Do you have a favourite memory from the last time you were here with the crowd?

GM - There are too many good memories to choose from, people are really friendly and like to talk to people. The show's always go down well it's just a great experience from start to finish.

TM - You haven't brought out any new music in a while, are you working on anything?

GM - Yes we are there is an album written, shall we say it's just a case of getting it properly mixed and produced and sorting out the formatting and how we are going to do it. Whether it will come out this year or next year I'm not sure. It might be the beginning of next year so no fears, we are writing and recording and it will be out sometime in the near future.

TM - What was your writing and recording process on your new album?

GM - It is kind of different than back in the day when you used to have to go into Studios and spend a lot of money. These days modern technology allows you to do a lot of it on a laptop and then you send files remotely back and forth. Most of the band have a space where they can record, so it's done more remotely. Sending files back and forth and doing your own thing and collaborating by sending messages and files.

TM - If you could have any band play one of your songs what band would it be, what song would it be and would it be in your style or their style?

GM - I thought it would be great if Jane's Addiction could cover a truck called 'Pretty Pretty'. I think that's who I was pretending to be when I wrote it I think that would be pretty cool.

TM - What was the first ever band or artists you saw live and did it inspire you to play music?

GM - The first band I ever saw live was a band called The Beat, I don't know them they are a UK band, they were part of the two tone and scar scene so it was the late 70s and early 80s. I love two tone it is very energetic music, it came from the Burningham area so that affected me. I was too young to catch the punk scene, but I'd like the records. I was too young to go to gigs so my first bands were two tone and Punk wave stuff.

TM - What is your favourite memory of watching someone else perform life can you tell us a story?

GM - It was watching The Specials another two-tone band playing in Burningham. They used to have a system there, where the front were 10 or 12 rows of seats and then there was a line of dancers, it would stop anyone progressing forward if they didn't have a ticket for those 12 rows. In those days everyone would come forward. The Specials were known for having people on stage and everyone just surged forward and I was looking at these dancers and their Jaws just dropped and they stepped aside. As there was no way they were going to stop the whole venue from charging past them. My ticket was heaps far back but after the surge, I ended up in the second row and then I managed to get up on stage and dance with Terry Hall it was a special experience.

TM - Is there anything else you want to say to your fans?

GM - Come and say hi to us if you see us, we don't bite. It is always good to have a beer and a chat we are looking forward to seeing everyone and socializing and having a drink.

TM - Thank You for having this interview with us today.

GM - Thank You, hope you have a good day.

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