Dodgy are back! At least that was the hope around October time last year when news of the comeback spread joy across the land. However, November spawned a monster of a blow to all who eagerly awaited their return. It was a blow that guitarist Andy Miller felt more than most when he fell out of bed and chipped a bone in his forearm, delaying the much anticipated Dodgy march just a little more!
Drummer Mathew Priest (MP) who I spoke to last year (link) took some more time out to answer a few random and perhaps less relevant questions for you lucky Dodgy fans.
AS: When you take aim with your peashooter/pellet gun/sniper rifle, you’re aiming at?
MP: Kerry Katona, Jordan, Victoria Beckham, Ashley Cole and in fact, most footballers.
AS: Where do you go when it all gets too much?
MP: Home to Wiltshire.
AS: Is bedtime more half nine with a half read paper or more half four with fully red eyes?
MP: I still manage to successfully mix the both.
AS: What do you do in your recreational time?
MP: I don’t really have any.
AS: Who would be your dream collaborator?
MP: Leona Lewis.
AS: What’s the last gig/concert you went to?
MP: Misty’s Big Adventure in London.
AS: What’s the best music video?
MP: Atlas – Battles
AS: If you were a musical instrument what would you be?
AS: Do you believe in love at first sight?
MP: I fall in love every week.
AS: Where do you draw your inspiration from?
MP: Small achievements.
AS: Any regrets, missed opportunities or things that might’ve been?
MP: Oh yeah, loads, too many to mention.
AS: Were/are you aware of your escalating popularity?
MP: No, it’s nice to know though, thank you.
AS: Will your past come back to haunt you?
MP: Not if I hide well.
AS: Where do you most enjoy playing live?
AS: Who is most influential on your sound?
MP: Sly Stone.
AS: Where do you sit in the grand scheme of things?
MP: On the top deck at the front.
AS: Why the name?
MP: Mathew – My dad. Dodgy – magic mushrooms.
AS: Whose the most likely to go solo or crazy?
MP: Oh, we’ve all done all that!
AS: Any choice epitaphs, famous last words or something you’d like to be remembered for?
MP: It’s not half full or half empty, it’s your round.
AS: What makes you better than everyone else?
MP: Not giving a fuck if I am.
AS: When do you plan to take over the world?
AS: Did you have any heroes when you were a teenager?
MP: My brother.
AS: Any message to any underachieving or odds facing musician out there?
MP: Give up man!
AS: Any upcoming music / bands worth keeping an eye on that are destined for greatness?
MP: Panama Kings, Misty’s Big Adventure.
AS: Best song, movie or LP ever?
MP: Saturday Night Fever covers all 3.
AS: Where did you sleep last night?
AS: Are you a good dancer?
MP: Are you asking?..
AS: What kinds of music do you dislike the most?
MP: Shit R&B, shit metal.
AS: When will the world end?
MP: Sooner than we want unless we get our shit together.
AS: How important are the charts?
MP: Not at all anymore.
AS: If you could save 1 thing in the world, what would it be?
MP: My son.
AS: Which fictional character would you most like to be?
AS: Thanks once again Math, hope it all goes schmoove this time around!
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