Are you performing at any other major festivals this year?
Tom: We are playing at LUSH in Clarens.
Rockwell: Hopefully Oppikoppi, but that is still up in the air.


The band has been around for quite some time. How do you ensure you stay relevant in an ever-evolving music scene?

Jay: I am not really sure and there is no blueprint, but I think we have stuck to our guns and we do what we do. We [are] very honest in that sense and never have been too[CT1]  worried about trends.

Have you found that your fan base has changed?
Jay: Not really sure how to answer that. People still come to shows, young and old. I think we have [the] greatest fans in the world, past and present.


What are you most looking forward to at Mieliepop?

Jay: Big Willy’s barge.
Willy: Thanks Jay. Yeah last year I made a barge. It was hard work but everyone enjoyed it and we transported mieliepoppers all over.
Rockwell: Late nights at the rave cave!
Tom: The line-up looks cool, so definitely amped to watch the bands and chill.
Jay: The venue is very scenic with trees and rivers. It is very user-friendly.
Willy: It is always good bumping into old friends and making some new ones.


You have played with numerous international acts and internationally, what has been your favourite experience and why?

Jay: That is impossible to say. It wouldn’t be fair to pick one or two because there have been so many shows.
Willy: Mieliepop is going to be great! Future experiences count?
Jay: PMA – Positive Mental Aittitude.
Willy: YEAH!


How has the band changed over the years?
Rockwell: We had some member changes, but besides maybe being older, we [are] still the same really. Maybe we got more experience.
Jay: Yeah, we are like skanking ninjas.

 

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