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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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10 Comments:

  • At 5:34 PM, Blogger realsugar said…

    Lady yaaaay! You're such a star =D

     
  • At 8:36 PM, Blogger Mel said…

    Oooh, congrats! That pic is beyond cute! ::rushes off to read::

     
  • At 8:56 PM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    Annie's a doll!

     
  • At 9:52 PM, Anonymous davidlim said…

    Just read it on Idolator - good work man :-)

     
  • At 9:54 PM, Blogger countpopula said…

    The copy I got of Don't Stop was supposedly a domestic US CD, and there was no All Night EP included :(. I still love Annie though...

     
  • At 10:00 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    RS, Mel + Davidlim, thanks much!

    Moog, yes, she is!

    Countpopula, I saw it at Amoeba today—there's a regular version (which they had for $15.98) and the $18.98 version, which has a black sticker saying it has the All Night EP included. Annoyingly, there's no tracklisting or production notes for the EP, though you can find it online.

     
  • At 6:50 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    My god she's tiny! Did you put her in your pocket and take her home?! Great interview over at idolater btw :)

     
  • At 6:24 PM, Blogger Andrew said…

    Just so you know i am really jealous of you lol, great interview. I am glad she finally got to release the album.

     
  • At 7:29 PM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    This was a really good interview, Robbie. A good calling card at Idolator, I hope.

     
  • At 9:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    did you get to play slap n tickle with Annie's Fanny?

     

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