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  • one.

    WHAT DOES YOUR MUSIC LOOK LIKE?

    “THIS IS WHAT OUR MUSIC SOUNDS LIKE - A DONUT WITH BACON ON TOP, BECAUSE AT FIRST YOU THINK IT'S A REALLY BAD IDEA AND YOU'LL HATE IT BUT THEN YOU REALISE IT'S A WINNING (AND ORIGINAL) COMBINATION. I DO TRY TO GET THIS DONUT INTO MOST CONVERSATIONS ACTUALLY.”
  • two.

    DESTROY SOMETHING

  • three.

    TAKE A PHOTO OF SOME NAKEDNESS

    “THIS IS A NAKED STARFISH - AS YOU CAN SEE IT WAS TRYING TO SLIP UNDER THAT ROCK TO HIDE ITS MODESTY BUT I CAUGHT IT JUST IN TIME. TOTAL NUDIST BEACH.”
  • four.

    WHAT DO YOU LOVE THE MOST ABOUT WHERE YOU LIVE?

    “THIS IS WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT DEPTFORD - THE LOCAL DRUNKS DECORATING THEIR CHRISTMAS TREE AT THE TOP OF THE HIGH STREET WITH BEER CANS AND CIGARETTE PACKETS! PURE GENIUS.”
  • five.

    WHAT IS IN YOUR POCKETS?

  • six.

    WHAT CONFUSES YOU THE MOST?

    “THIS PHOTO CONFUSES ME. I THINK WE WERE IN TOY JOY IN AUSTIN, TEXAS. THERE'S JUST SO MANY POSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS GOING ON BETWEEN THE GUYS AND THEN ALSO ALL THE JELLY BABY HORSE THINGS THAT ARE LOOKING ON FROM THE BACKGROUND. I STUDIED ANTHROPOLOGY AND SPENT A LOT OF TIME READING ABOUT PEOPLE'S RELATIONSHIPS TO OBJECTS. 'THE COMFORT OF THINGS' BY DANIEL MILLER IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE BOOKS.”
  • seven.

    TAKE A REALLY COLOURFUL PHOTO

    “TAKE A REALLY COLOURFUL PHOTO”
  • eight.

    WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH HYSTERICALLY?

    “THIS MAKES ALL OF US LAUGH HYSTERICALLY BECAUSE IT WAS AT A HOUSE SHOW WE PLAYED IN NEW MEXICO AND WE PLAYED AFTER THIS MEXICAN BAND WHO WERE REALLY GOOD AND TOTALLY GOT US IN THE PARTY MOOD AFTER WE WERE KNACKERED FROM DRIVING THROUGH THE DESERT ALL DAY! AS WE'RE ENGLISH THEY DECIDED TO CHANT 'MR BEAN, MR BEAN' AT US. IT WAS BRILLIANT!”
  • nine.

    DEFINE BAD TASTE

    “BANANA DICK - THAT'S IN PRETTY BAD TASTE I'D SAY.”
  • ten.

    TELL US A SECRET

    “THIS IS ME TELLING YOU A SECRET ON THE PHONE FROM NEW YORK. IT'S NOT MY FAULT IF YOU WEREN'T LISTENING. COME CLOSER AND I'LL TELL YOU AGAIN.”
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Interview With Chapter 24

APOCALYPSO NOW. APOCALYPSO WOW. APOCALYPSO OWWWWWW.

Interview With Chapter 24

APOCALYPSO NOW. APOCALYPSO WOW. APOCALYPSO OWWWWWW.

Chapter 24 is the title of a song from Pink Floyd’s 1967 LP The Piper At The Gates of Dawn. It was written by Syd Barrett and its lyrics are inspired by text from the corresponding chapter of the ancient Chinese tome I Ching (The Book of Changes). Whether or not Chapter 24 are named after either of these things isn’t clear. What is certain however is that they certainly aren’t named after a passage of writing from an Enid Blyton book. How can I be so sure? Well listen to the corrugated, staccato post-punk and slashed guitars of (free download) You Said and tell me I’m not right. The London-suckled quartet stomp like The Cramps, sweat like The Slits and share Wild Flag’s wide-eyed energy. Think: fists, sweat, blood, bruises, sombreros, Satan and smiles and you’re teetering ever closer to the precipice of enlightenment.

If you’re currently supping PBR and using hobos as WiFi hotspots in the US of Stateside then you can catch Chapter 24 every day at SXSW until 18 March, after which they’ll be heading for California. If you’re not (don’t worry, you’re no less of a person) then you can amuse yourself with the video for Spindle (below) and these here photos, which come with some hilarious and elaborative insights.

The apocalypso is here. Carpet the floor in sawdust and get ready to party.

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