Lovin Criminals Interview
record company splits and drummer reshuffles, the last few
years haven't been the smoothest ride for the Fun Lovin Criminals.
Armed with a new label and a new drummer, the boys are setting
foot on new ground. LondonNet's Helenka Bednar speaks to Huey,
to find out what's in store for the FLC.
next UK gig is Thetford Park - what's in store for FLC fans?
It's in the forest and it's one of those gigs we like doing 'cos
it's not the usual kind of thing. It should be fun - a nice little
evening with the Fun Lovin Criminals.
it anything to do with conserving trees, or is it just a musical
It's a musical thing, but you know I'm like a humanist and I think
it's cool that people are looking out for the trees - y'know someone's
gotta hug them.
over on Santuary records now aren't you - are you guys a lot happier?
Yes. Yes we are. A lot of stuff happens when you're with a big label.
It's not necessarily what you want to happen.
you've got a bit more freedom now presumably?
We always had freedom, but we were just bumping heads every few
seconds with these people. With Sanctuary they understand where
we're coming from and they appreciate what we do and that's cool.
anybody up to Difontaine yet?
Yeah we're looking around. I mean y'know we want to find something
got fingers in quite a few pies with Difontaine haven't you? Anything
new on the horizon?
DDifontaine allows the FLC to make the kinda of music we want to
make. Which is the idea. Voodoo's still in Dublin and we opened
up a couple more bars. We've got The Dice Bar, and now we have a
place called Carnival which opened up.
do you guys hang out there much?
Oh yeah whenever we can! Free drinks!
drinks who under the table in the band?
Fisty doesn't drink that much - he comes out once in a while with
us...Frankie's a pretty good drinker, but he's English so it kinda
yourself - you have Irish roots don't you?
Yeah I can handle my liquor. I don't go crazy with Tequila anymore
like I used to, but I'm cool with it.
Mark come on board before you started work on Welcome To Poppy's?
was on towards the end of the recording when we started getting
he have anything to do with writing material for the album?
No - but on the new record there's going to be a lot of stuff.
written music for film in the past. Are you working on any material
at the moment?
Yeah there's a couple in the pipeline that look kinda cool that
we might be going for. I don't want to jinx it, but there's this
one thing which is kind of big if we get it.
you find it trickier doing that kind of work compared to working
on a straight album?
It's different - you're flexing different muscles, but it's still
cool. We like doing it. We've always made music for movies that
didn't even exist if you know what I mean.
you still an Eastenders fan?
I'm still trying to get hooked up. You know, maybe they'll put me
in the Vic. I think that'd be cool. Not playing in the square, just
hanging out in the bar. I'm a little behind - I'll have to catch
the omnibus when I can.
London music venue?
I always like the Brixton Academy.
I like when it rains. I'm not used to an awful lot of rain where
I come from, so it would have to be that.
or no rain, FLC will be playing at Thetford Park August 1st 2004.