Always happy to help our a pal, I Am Kloot are playing this year’s Southbank Meltdown that Guy Garvey is curating. Ahead of their turn at the Royal Festival Hall on 13 June, the band’s Pete Jobson answers some Q questions
WHO would play you in the film of your life?
I have starred in my own film for 44 years now. The whole path of life has been one long take. Highly delusional I have been told but it gets me through. This is one of the many things that the members I Am Kloot have in common; a heightened sense of arrogance and narcissism. If the truth be told, and the truth will be told, I put it to you that you are exactly the same. Never off bloody camera are you? And I wager I would thrash you in a “who can light a cigarette in the coolest way” competition.
WHAT are you currently working on?
I am currently working on the recipe for a translucent lotion that at the same time as sealing brick work and retarding the life of dust after four drying days reveals a sheen of clear varnish akin to the walls of a century weathered Parisian coffee parlor. The workshop come kitchen is a shit tip and I have managed thus far to manufacture a headache and lower the house prices in the M16 postcode metropolitan region…
WHY do you do that thing you do?
Western capitalism has worked on me completely so I find myself blundering from one distraction to another in a pointless toil through ever decreasing circles of will that amount to modest debt a low self esteem.
WHERE do you see yourself in ten years?
Alone in a rented bedsit abode under a strict self imposed curfew, strapped 24/7 to the world wide web purchasing insurance against the onset of ear wax and sphincter winking.
WHEN will there be a harvest for the world?
Optimistically the facts are that the world will reap its great harvest once we have departed.On a more short term personal note: with the world being as small as me and me as large as the world; I derive immortal joy from each dawn and it is in this simple delivery of light that I synthesize the strength to create a new thing from naught. In the building blocks of that endeavour reside the wages of a hopeful future in which those given to listening to each other will prosper, flourish, abide side by side and take no more or less than their share.
For more on Meltdown – including details of shows from Robert Plant, Femi Kuti, Guy Garvey, Richard Hawley, I Am Kloot, Nadine Shah, Laura Marling and more – head to Southbankcentre.co.uk/meltdown.