to pin the boys down for a quick chat ahead of their highly anticipated UK tour
which kicks off at Oxford O2 Academy2 on Tuesday 9th October…
What are you up to
at this very moment?
NN - right now? Just got back from
the gym and meeting agent Boss Dodd, getting a routine together for this
October UK tour, we're preparing a lot for that at the moment - the support on
its own is massive; we got True Tiger with a full live band opening, and
trap-don UZ supporting, no-one knows who this guy is.. not even his management
are telling us.
What can fans
expect to experience at one of your shows?
NN - just 140bpm dubstep.. joke..
all types of music.. the show is a journey through all our influences over the
years from hip-hop, grime, electro, DnB, even some metal thrown in there. Its
Movement music…with raps.
What is your
favourite song to perform live?
NN -At the moment UZ - Goon Bags
remix, just cause the drop is so unexpected compared to everything else in the
set, and I love seeing the different reactions of people! Can’t wait to do that
shit in the States.
When you’re not
performing what do you do to keep yourself busy when you’re on tour / on the
NN – It’s non-stop between touring,
studio, recording, organising the business aspects, meetings, show preparations,
then there's the side projects which we're involved in, then there's the basic
shit which you get a couple days at home to take care of- washing your clothes,
bills and doing all the household stuff, which when you haven’t got a wife or a
maid is a lot. It varies week to week... and Game of Thrones.
You’ve played a lot
of great festivals this year, which was the best so far?
NN - Impossible to say though the
ones that stand out are one in France which I’m damned if I can remember the
name cause we do a lot of festivals out there, HipHop Kemp when we played
between Madlib and Beat Junkies, which was special cause we're all big fans- I bought
all of their records for like 10 years.
Strasbourg with Skrill earlier in the year was amazing too.
What’s the best gig
you’ve ever played?
OV - Man there's been some pretty
amazing ones, Fabric always!! Dour festival 2012, Hip Hop Kemp all 3 times we
played have been insane, Glastonbury, Los Angeles, Poland, Italy, SPAIN SPAIN,
Origin Perth... damn there are so many we're kinda lucky.
What was the first
gig you ever went to?
NN - MC Hammer and Snap with my dad
is the first 'rap' show I remember going to when I was 13.
OV - Bryan Adams, ZZ TOP, Thunder
1990 Milton Keynes bowl age 10.
Will you be playing
any new material or a mixture of your back catalogue?
NN – It’s always a mix of all
styles, we’ve been doing that from the start. For The Uprising tour we're gonna
be throwing a grip of new album material in the show, most of which we've never
performed in the UK.
Gonna be revisiting a lot of the
older stuff as well.
Which other artists
are you listening to at the moment?
NN - oo.. Deft, Eprom, a lot of trap
from CRNKN, Baauer, Raf Riley, Cid Rim, Preditah, London Zoo, Riff Raff, and
Piff Gang and Big KRIT, at the moment...
Which song do you
wish you had written?
Who would you most
like to collaborate with?
Wow such a massive question, right
now, would like to make some shit with Schoolboy Q maybe Lex Luger, Flying
Plans for the rest
of the year?
album, there are a bunch of collaborations in the pipeline as well, a lot of
touring, UK USA, EUROPE AUSTRALIA and INDIA.