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Cerberus is a mixture of all things strange and mischevous.
Their wordy and spooky take on life is radically different
from the run of the mill guitar bands in 2007. Its quite
possible Flipron do not exist in 2007, maybe where Flipron
exist, there are no years. Flipron absorb their many
influences, then scatter them around leaving traces
of Waits, Morricone, Beefheart and Barret all over the
floor, tidying this mess is a dark but pleasant experience.
Frontman Jesse Budd leads you from song to song in
a gravelly yet soothing English voice, stories of hellhounds
and DIY Women spring from his lips. Unusual lyrics are
supplemented with unusual instruments, pedal steel guitar,
accordions, and skeleton bones! The Kooks, they are
When Jarvis Cocker sang of Miss-Shapes in 1995 he undoubtedly
struck a chord with Flipron. This is a bohemian band
fighting against their era. Join the brotherhood of
Fliprons growing family, don your scarf, tilt that hat
and expose your Cocteau, because revenge is gonna be
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creature mag we put a lot of emphasis on noticing, on
noticing what you notice, it’s what this issue
is all about, what do you notice?
JB: I can't speak for the others, as I've hijacked this
interview for myself, but I'm not sure what I do and
don't notice. I feel it's important to notice and understand
your emotions, your subtle secret intentions, your real
motives, things that you don't really like to admit
to yourself. We deceive ourselves on so many levels.
But in physical terms, smells are well worth noticing
as they are so evocative. Smells are generally under-represented
on the noticing stakes. I also like little sounds. Bird
song, ticking clocks, watches, breathing. Quiet breezes.
When I drive Mrs. Flipron to work in the mornings, we
drive through the Somerset levels near Glastonbury where
we live. In the spring we notice Little Egrets lurking
in boggy fields. They're like small herons but completely
snow white, really gorgeous looking creatures. Mrs Flipron
has an eye for tiny details like no other. She can spot
the tiniest of flowers in the busiest of surroundings.
She is a Master Noticer. I am but her clumsy apprentice.
You are a band
with seemingly lots of influences yet it's hard to put
you in any sub-genre. Do you see this as a good thing?
How would you define your sound?
Yes it's true we have lots of
influences, and we readily allow them to find there
way into our music. We don't have a door policy or a
dress code for our influences! I think most musicians
and writers have lots of influences, possibly they don't
always confess it as readily as we do. Our sound I would
describe as spooky, cartoonish, wordy and, at a push,
seems to play an important role in your music, who are
Flipron's comedy inspirations?
There's a difference between humour in music and Comedy
as such. Humour is an emotion like any other. We should
not fear it as part of an artists toolkit. Pop music
becomes sterile when it loses it's sense of humour.
Personally I'm very fond of artists such as Beefheart
and Syd Barrett, who had a strong element of humour
in their work, without it ever really being comedy.
I love Jarvis Cocker too for the wit that is such an
important part of his writing. For Flipron some humour
is just needed in what we do; we have lots of songs
about mortality, loss, decrepitude, regret and facing
up to the horrors we've hidden in the unconscious. Without
some humour our music would be depressing and unlistenable!
So it's part of a balancing act. And pop music is entertainment
as well as art, we'd be cheating people if we weren't
able to give them some enjoyment.
There are numerous
references to dogs in your songs, which breed of canine
would Flipron be?
A mongrel of course! A canine
cocktail. The only one of our kind.
If you had to name three objects
that have had a profound influence over the music you
write, what would they be?
The ear. The heart. The head.
what's next for the band? Festivals, gigs, more releases?
Correct! Festivals, gigs, more
releases. In fact, we have a single, Dogboy Vs. Monsters
coming out on May 14th. You can see the video online
at the moment on our myspace page. (It has giant crabs
marching across the Somerset countryside) Then some
gigs. Then some festivals. Then we'll record the new
album in the autumn, if we've finished writing, arranging,
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