What are you listening to right now?
Dickon: I’m listening to Bon Iver, Ryan Adams and David Bowie, naturally.
How did you get into music?
Dickon: Richard, who runs R*E*P*E*A*T Records – the label that is releasing our forthcoming EP, used to be my guitar teacher when I was at primary school. He got me into The Manics and The Clash so it was inevitable I’d be in bands from that point onwards. It’s a compulsion rather than a career choice. To counteract the bile, my parents own a cassette of Simon and Garfunkel’s greatest hits which I used to steal and listen to religiously on my Walkman under the duvet. I’ve been meaning to produce a mash up of ‘The Right Profile’ and ‘Keep the Customer Satisfied’ ever since. Maybe for the next release.
Who do you follow religiously on Twitter?
Dickon: Richard Herring. I was hooked on the anarchic serialism of Lee and Herring growing up and they are still hands down my go to for comic relief. Over the last few months I have listened back through the entirety of Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe Podcasts. I can’t sleep without him, which is a mild concern.
What have you been reading lately?
Dickon: To continue the 90s nostalgia theme, I am just finishing Nick Hornby’s ‘High Fidelity’ which, for some reason, I hadn’t read until now. It is hard not to relate to the neurosis of an adolescent music obsessive, trapped in the body of a 30 something Anti-Cupid living in North London.
Who is the most influential person in your life?
Dickon: Alan Shearer has taught me that no matter how magical we our youth may be, time inevitably renders us all balding, middle aged, ubiquitous ‘Next’ shirt wearing, drones, with the inability to offer any tangible insight into an industry in which we operated for over 20 years. Don’t get me wrong the man is a hero.
Which song do you wish you had written?
Dickon: Thunder Road – Hopelessly positive, effortlessly lyrical and essentially one long crescendo, which is a good way to describe the
We’re at the bar. What are you drinking?
Dickon: Pernod & Dry Cider.
Who would you dread getting stuck in a lift with?
Dickon: The Big Bad ‘I Said No!’ from ‘Stoppit and Tidyup’. Look it up.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Dickon: An actor, footballer or musician. Pretty standard. I had a shy streak when I hit 16 which put paid to the acting dream. As a footballer I was passionate but possessed little technique. Much the same could be said of me as a musician but I’m yet to discover if that is to my benefit or detriment.
If you could change one thing about London, what would it be?
Dickon: The fact that Central London pubs can get away with selling stale lager, bought in on the cheap, in incorrectly branded glassware! Come on guys we don’t have to accept this anymore!
What gigs, songs or albums are you promoting at the moment?
We’re set to release the ‘Heartbreak Major’ EP on 12-inch vinyl and download via R*E*P*E*A*T Records on 27 May 2016. We love it and you will too! We are gigging between April-June and have shows booked in Brighton, London and Cambridge so far, with more TBC, so watch this space…….
You can get tickets and other goodies at bit.ly/CarelessTickets
How can we find out more about you?
You can visit us at www.carelesssons.com or alternatively we’re on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Soundcloud, Microsoft Encarta, etc.