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A QUICK DOZEN (almost) WITH KEITH ANDERSON, FRIPPS & FRIPPS

| 20 July 2018 | Reply

A QUICK DOZEN (almost) WITH KEITH ANDERSON, FRIPPS & FRIPPS
By Shane Pinnegar

Cronulla four-piece garagey pop n’ roll outfit Fripps & Fripps released their new single recently, so drummer Keith Anderson threw down a Quick Dozen (almost) for us. Here we go…

Tell us a little about your latest release. Are there any hidden nuggets the band put in the material that only diehard fans might pick up on?

Yeah, our latest track Pest Control is definitely a bit different to anything our fans would have heard from us before. It’s a lot heavier, faster and more aggressive than any of our previous material and that’s definitely the direction our next EP is going.

Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep, or you would like to be able to “do over”?

Hahaha, yeah there are always things you might change, I guess, but that’s the beauty of this life – if we were to change something we might not be where we are now and we are all super grateful to have done what we have so far in the band and have plenty of momentum to keep doing it.

What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realised you wanted to be a musician?

I think all of us have a different story of where it all started for us individually, but I’d say the band really started to matter when we started to see people singing lyrics in the crowd or cheering out song titles mid set – those kinda things really make you feel like what your doing is been noticed and starting to matter to people other than you and your band mates.

Who would be your main five musical influences?

Jeeeez, big question… Journey-wise & musically we are all big Sticky [Fingers]’s fans, especially now seeing them come out of hiatus and what that must be like to figure out. Other than that you can probably hear influences from The Kooks, Catfish, DZ Deathrays maybe even a bit of Two Door Cinema Club? It’s always changing with us, our lead singer always strives to change the lyrical themes from song to song in order to keep our sound and vibe fresh.

If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be?

We have talked about this for years!! We have always wanted to get our greatest inspiration, James Greening, in on a track and we are hopefully going to do so on our upcoming EP…. If you don’t know who he is, do yourself a favour and check him out.

What’s the best thing about being a musician?

The lifestyle! Whether you make your living from music or you spend your living on making it a hobby, being a musician gets you out and about and in touch with what’s going on in the world around you. Music is how we meet, it’s how we connect and there is a platform for everyone in music.

When the band are all hanging out together, who cooks; who gets the drinks in; and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

Haha, we don’t cook, mate, we hit Guzman for burritos!! Bailey & I are usually first into the beers, Jacob our guitarist can’t keep the instrument out of his hands for too long so he covers the sing-along while Miccy, our bass & keyboard player makes sure we don’t all lose our minds talking about burritos and other dumb shit.

If you weren’t a musician, what would be your dream job?

Never really given this one too much thought but probably something outdoors i guess.

If you were made ruler of the world, what would your first orders be?

The lockout laws in Sydney be lifted.

If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

Abbey Road, The Beatles. It’s just got such a vibe to it and the tone of the record has so much purity to what it feels like they were trying to achieve with the album. It’s before my time but still, it would have been amazing to see how those songs came about and how the band worked in the studio at that point in their lives/career.

What, for you, is the meaning of life??

Don’t take yourself too seriously, make the most of life and do as much of the shit you love as you can. This has been a big interview haha ..

Thanks heaps for the opportunity, here are our most relevant links at the moment:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrippsAndFripps/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frippsandfripps/?hl=en
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2JZLbfZMybM2qfWhQFC9Wx
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6uIYWsi5sg

Shane

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