l-r: Gemma, Neal, Alex, Andy & Stephen
I’m slurring my words and my friend, Sr Huevo* is even worse. I tell him, “Don’t fucking say a word” during the interview I’m about to do with Nottingham/Sheffield-based band Japanese Sleepers, “Not a word!” Sr Huevo shakes his head like he actually understands what I’m trying to tell him.
“All my lyrics are really sad, I find it hard to write lyrics that are…it sounds really emo doesn’t it!?” Says lead singer Andy whilst discussing his musical style.
Sr Huevo: “You need to cheer up mate”
“It’s cliché but the best artists seem to come out of heartbreak or existential crises. I went through all my songs on iTunes the other day and tried to look for songs that are happy, lyrically positive and it was out of 6,000 songs I could think of maybe like, 14. This is why my lyrics are so sad!” Continues a chuckling Andy.
Sr Huevo: “Was this Spice Girls by any chance?”
Andy: “Yeah the one Spice Girls album that I’ve got!”
In my addled mind, Sr Huevo may as well be Michael Parkinson right now. This is going to be great…
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