Welcome, welcome, welcome to episode 291 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Nothing but pure musical glory this week as Pip is joined for a proper chat with lead singer of Kaiser Chiefs RICKY WILSON!
“We’ve never written songs that tell people what to do… We don’t write commands…”
…which is interesting as right here we have Thou Shalt Always Kill sitting opposite I Predict A Riot! It is ON from the moment they step in the room, moving deftly through the sheer madness of social media, onward through to his life being a combo of jets and jigsaws, he and Pip meeting at a Mark Ronson party and the weirdness of all of that, the downward spiral of extended hotel room living (and tipping in Pumas), not stopping to acknowledge victories and glories along the way, taking a year off, “Envy is the religion of the mediocre” - and all that entails, the ubiquitous imposter syndrome, not jumping the shark as a band, horses for courses vs horses f*ck horses, being on The Voice and navigating that with useful mind-hacks, the Bill Nighy trap, living in bubbles, critics, the lost beauty of the walkup at gigs, and altogether SO much more. Now all we have to do is wait while he and Pip record an album and release it as The Removal Men - then the circle shall finally be unbroken. ENJOY YOURSELVES!
Pip Outro Thoughts: How good was Sam Get Cape at WeAreLizards • the Rich Wilson podcast 'Insane In The Men Brain (link below) • Pod Bible - podcast and new issue of the physical magazine out NOW! • Pip's rugged illness bout (you may get ill through your headphones) • WWE performance centre
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