From the 2012 LPQ Archive
Hi hi, ladies and gentlemens. Everyone's (someone's?) favorite round of five completely random questions is back! There's a lot of excellent excellence in store for you this year, as always. I can hardly believe it's the fifth year in a row of this madness.
I'm beyond the valley of the pleased to start this year's LPQ/P3's with Sean Smith and Darren Lackie of We Were Promised Jetpacks. Hailing from Edinburgh, in one of my favorite countries in all the world, Scotland, the lads played their first show at a Battle of the Bands competition at their school. They won, and the rest is current history.
WWPJ released their second full length, In the Pit of the Stomach in October of last year, but I confess I'm still listening to These Four Walls all the time. If you haven't heard "Conductor," you are missing the out.
So then, here we go...
The LP Questionnaire
Name: Sean Charles Smith
Do you have any nicknames? Chocolate Charles, Goose, Rhino Skin, Gareth Gravehorse
1. Pretend you’re 15. Name three songs you'd put on a mix tape for your girlfriend/boyfriend.
It's 2003. I'm not going to check when these songs were released, I'm just going to take a guess.
American Hi-Fi - Flavour Of The Week
Lit - My Own Worst Enemy
Lasgo - Pray
2. Which evil villain would make the best President? The Sheriff of Nottingham (Robin Hood, cartoon version). I just love his voice really. I would listen to everything he had to say.
3. What was your favorite cartoon as a child? The Raccoons or Wacky Races
4. What superpower do you wish you had? That I could fly by flapping my ears.
5. What would the title of your autobiography be? Dumbo
Pick Three with Darren Lackie
Youth Lagoon: Their album, The Year of Hibernation, is one of my favourite albums from last year. I think they'll be an great band to see live.
Gary Clark Jr.: I was watching a few videos of him playing live with his band recently with my flat mates and it was fantastic. I can imagine him being a great festival act! I only just realised that he was playing while I was looking through the list to do this feature, so thank you!
We Are Augustines: I just caught the last two songs of their set when they supported Frightened Rabbit last week in Edinburgh so now I want to catch the whole set. I've had a few listens of their album since then and I enjoyed it!
So, that was fun, right? Stay tuned because all kinds of good things will be headed in your general direction in future days.
I'm tripping over you, lp