Samuel Flynn Scott Newsletter Interview
19 Jul 2006 // An interview by Shade
SAMUEL FLYNN SCOTT ON WETTING HIS PANTS IN PUBLIC
Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists?
I love The Clean, they're pretty much as good as NZ music has ever been and they continue to inspire. My fave NZ album of the year so far is Lawrence Arabia, the guy behind it, James, is an amazing song writer and his songs should be all over the radio but commercial radio in New Zealand is a wasteland of mediocrity so that's not likely to happen. They are such catchy, lovely and interesting pieces of music though. Buy it, I dare thee!
What is the best live gig you have ever been to?
The Flaming Lips at the BDO was pretty outrageous. Beastie Boys in 1993 when I was a teenage munter was pretty life changing. The Breeders at Indigo might be the most moving show I have ever seen. When Kim Deal sang Gigantic I almost peed my pants in delight.
What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?
Run away from bullies, eat more middle-eastern food, wear less Chuck Taylors (but always have one pair), fly kites, rob banks.
About Samuel Flynn Scott
It so happened that in 2004, Samuel Flynn Scott had crafted a handful of songs that did not quite fit the mould of The Phoenix Foundation, the popular Wellington-based rock band. "I was writing a whole lot of material that seemed a bit folksy for The Phoenix Foundation," says Scott. "Also, I was listening to a lot of improvised and angular music and somehow wanted to combine those elements into one project."
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In order to do justice to this haunting new material, Scott formed a new band called Bunnies on Ponies. After playing at Wellington’s Matterhorn Bar, Mikee Tucker of Loop Recordings, who suggested that Loop finance an album of Scott's solo songs.
The recording ensemble included Tom Callwood (a double bass player who was integral in the development of the music), engineer Brett Stanton, producer and banjo player David Long and a succession of drummers: Craig Terris (Cassette), Riki Gooch (TrinityRoots) and Mike Fabulous (The Black Seeds, Bunnies On Ponies).