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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Interviewing Annie

Had a sitdown with Annie—who's new album Don't Stop was released in the States today (physical copies containing a five-song EP called All Night)—yesterday. The interview is now up at Idolator.

There's a lot of good stuff in there for all you Xenomania and Saint Etienne fans, too! Speaking of which, here's a quote from her that ended up on the cutting room floor about Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley:
"I met Bob in London years ago. I used to play in a really shit band called Suitcase. I met him and I think he was working for EMI, or maybe it was Heavenly. I'm not sure. I just talked about the project, and he was like, 'It sounds good. You should send me a record.' He wanted to come see us play live in Bergen, but I think just before that we broke up. We had this meeting and all the guys were saying, 'Okay, now we're gonna start to do trip hop.' I was like, I'm never gonna do trip hop. No way! I'm quitting. Because of that I started my own project. So of course, Bob Stanley never got to see us live. Then it went a couple of years, and I put out Anniemal and got the offer of playing a gig with them. I was like, 'Hey, do you remember—I sent you a tape.' Bob was like, 'What?' Then I just talked about Suitcase. He said, 'Wow! Okay, yeah—Suitcase. I never got to see you, and I was really interested and excited.' It was just really funny to meet him again with my own project."

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