"I Don't Give A Shit About You" sounds very laid-back and clean, will there be any "noisy" stuff in a sweet-miserable way, from Pete Fij / Terry Bickers?
There is one song with a more aggresive sound and drum machine/ human beatbox on it called "Breaking Up" but the rest of the album has a very 'late night' stripped back feel.
I saw that "sweet miserable music" description, stated on Fij/Bickers blog, any story on how you decided to take this direction in music?
Our sound is more down to the mechanics of what we were doing - After Polak had split up I had written and recorded an album of material that was very stripped back and bare.I was really pleased with how the last Polak album 'Rubbernecking' but it had been a very intense and time-consuming experience I had wanted to go into the studio and record songs very simply, keeping in imperfections and not get wrapped up in layer upon layers. It resulted in a very raw sound. When I finished the album for reasons I still don;t understand, although I was really pleased with it Ididn't really play it to anyone or make any serious attempt to get it released. But I was asked to appear at a festival playing in a beautiful church, so asked Terry to join me on some of the songs. The project grew from there as we worked oin the sound,although keeping that naked, stripped back feel.
Could we expect Fij/Bickers album to get released in 2013?
Yes - it is due to be released in late Summer, there will be a single “Betty Ford” released in April
Adorable lyrics are highly poetic, loaded with great & beautiful metaphors, who/what inspired you in writing them?
I'm not really sure who inspired my lyrics. I loved music, but didn't used to pay much attention to lyrics in other people's songs, so these were just written how I thought lyrics should sound. My writing style has changed a lot now and my songwriting is more direct.
What song that you perceive as the most beautiful song ever written, lyrics-wise?
Some of the most perfect lyrical writing is "I'll Never Fall In love Again" written by Burt Bacharach
I like the simplicity and directness of 'Breathless'
"Against Perfection" and "Fake" how would you personally describe each of them, based on your experience around the time of their release?
Against perfection is full of hope and confidence, Fake is full of self-doubt and vulnerability. It pretty much sums up how I was feeling at the same time.
Most memorable time with Adorable?
There were so very many - playing Glastonbury, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, smashing a guitar in London, the final gig in Brussels and going out drinking all night long after, and actually being able to talk to everyone - the sheer relief of it all being over.
What are your 5 favorite tracks of the early 90s?
I wasn't listening to much in the early 90's - being in band spoiled the pleasure of listening to music. I'm sure there are some great songs there, but my mind has erased them - it's like people who have been in a car crash. they can't remember anything from that moment!
Five favorite tracks of the 80s?
I'm just going to pick the first 5 that come into my mind, so I'll go for:
House of Love - Destroy The Heart
There are a few songs that were demo'd but never recorded fully, because we didn't think they were up to scratch, and I still don't think they were very good. There were 2 instrumentals that we recorded that we started as part of a film soundtrack to a film in my mind, but we split before developing it any further. I don't think nay of these songs are of any worth, so am not bothered about releasing them.
If there were any Adorable songs that could be done as a duet with a female singer, who'd you choose? And what song would it be? If not, who do you want to do a duet with?
For some reason we had really wanted to record a duet with the French actress Beatrice Dalle but couldn't get a message to her. I always loved Hope Sandoval's (Mazzy Star) voice. There is Brighton singer called Jane Bartholomew who I would love to record with. I am going to keep asking her until she says yes!
Had Adorable performed / recorded any cover songs?
Adorable had a policy that we never did covers.
What come across your mind when you remember these:
I'll just give one sentence...
Sunshine Smile - sunshine through thin curtains on a girl I was very in love with
Road Movie - lost single
A to Fade In - Cattle & Cane
Crash Sight - youthful
Vendetta - our attempt at a pop single
Dinosaur#2 - average b-side, not really my thing
Slowdive - quiet, not really my thing
My Bloody Valentine - loud, not really my thing
Nirvana - rocky, not really my thing
Cocteau Twins - my kind of thing
About the 20th Anniversary of "Against Perfection" this year, any special plan for that?
We got together for drinks - the first time all 4 of us had been in a room together for over 15 years
What'd it take to reunite Adorable?
More money than anyone will ever offer