You collaborated with Guillemot’s Fyfe Dangerfield and Hot Club De Paris’ Paul Rafferty, what was it about their style that complemented what you were doing?
Paul and Fyfe have very unique styles, as do Paul Jones, C.A Smith, Avvon Chambers and Rob Jones who also played on the record. I suppose it wasn’t so much anything particular about each player, but more the fact that I hoped all those people in one room with a bunch of nice gear and the right songs might create something special. We all had loads of space to spread out in the studio so each person could have their own little station. What a bloody laugh.
What other artists, writers and musicians influence you- pick a top 3 if this is tricky!
Boy Dylan – I LOVE BOB DYLAN SO DAMN MUCH.
Laura Poitras – I saw the Laura Poitras show at The Whitney a few years ago and worked my way back from there. She is a force of nature!
William Eggleston – Eggleton’s photography all looks accidental and deffffo wasn’t.
Patricia – I heard her cover of Knights In White Satin on a comp called Dames Of Paris. I have been chasing that bass sound ever since.
We’re told you have 3 cats! What are their names and are they fans of your music?
We do have three cats. Arthur is the oldest and then we have a pair of Persian sisters called Kimchi and Bobbie. As you might imagine, they all love my music and are endlessly enthusiastic to hear what’s new.
This is your debut solo record, are you excited to share it?
I cannot wait! I’m so happy with it. I listened to the test pressings last week having not heard it for a while and I was really stoked. I wanted to make something slow dreamy and dark. I hope that’s what people hear!
What 3 books, have had the most impact on you personally or as a writer?
Raymond Carver – Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
Miranda July – No One Belongs Here More Than You
Ernest Hemmingway – The Old Man And The Sea
Finally, what are you most excited for in 2018?
I MIGHT GET A COUPLE MORE KITTENS!!