I had been on two dates with a guy. Turns out, they had never been dates at all.
Timothée Chalamet, a monk and an after party.
Fat White Family is a band like no other.
With album “Serfs Up” about to drop, I set out to secure an interview.
I slid into Lead Singer’s DMs and hopes were raised when I got a swift response. But as the days went by, it was clear I was being ghosted.
Domino Records must have them flat out with promo, but give me a break!
If only there was a way to speak face to face …
Then I saw an event online:
Fat White Family, confirmed, were playing.
Here’s what happened on the night.
Insecure Men were playing Rock En Seine Festival on Saturday. I was there too, and despite getting a press pass, didn’t have an interview with them.
It was kind of a let down and made me feel like a bit of a loser. What was the point of ‘working’ the festival if I wasn’t talking to anyone good? I chose to spend the Saturday morning taking it out on Jared Leto and his band, who were slagged off to anyone who would listen.
SUDDENLY, my intel told me Saul and Ben were entering the festival and were heading for the portaloos!! When we sped-walked over to Ben and asked to talk, he said, “Yeah, sure.”
1.PM Wake up.
Wake up and find empty Jack Daniels bottles and baggies of coke sprinkled around your room. Fuck. You look longingly at your Bob Marley poster, next to the Eton Leavers photo Mummy left in your room and wish you were black. #jahbless. The ‘help’ (Philipina nanny) shouts it’s time for breakfast. You’re horrified that the bread isn’t gluten free so settle instead on a kale juice with a shot of whisky because you are in a band after all. Whilst getting wavy on this Petit Dejeuner you flick through ‘Just Kids’ by Patti Smith and think ‘Damn, I look like a young Maplethorpe.’
WHITNEY talks Gossip Girl, One Direction and crying.