** Micropenis - who, what and why?
Louise- girl forced into band by ex, 2 years later producing arty
farty euro pop
Russell-Louise Murphy and Russell Taysom, a band, because we are compelled
to express our ideas and aesthetics and because we love pop music.
Live at the Portland, Photo by Sadie
* Describe your sound to a deaf, underendowed alien
Louise- Irish girl singing over a drum machine. songs written by blonde
* Who are your heroes / inspirations?
Louise-F Scott Fitzgerald, i love him, 60s garage, skins
Russell-The Vichy Government, The Resistance, Shampoo
* 'Post modern ironic performance art - what a load of (undersized)
Louise- were trying to be good but people keep thinking were trying
to be funny- were not honestly this is the best of our talents
Russell-Yes that review was fucking bollocks, we are in no way ironic
* How will the world (or that of your listeners) be made better
Louise-the worlds never made better by music but maybe we'll end up
in a compiliation of bands from east anglia in 30 years time and inspire
youths in great yarmouth to dance to the beat of a drum machine
Russell-I don't know if it will. We're only interested in presenting
art it's up to the listener what they get from it. I overhead some people
forming a band because they "couldn't be worse than Micropenis"
so that's a positive reaction. Really though once you start taking in
to consideration how something will be perceived, you've lost.
* Who or what was the inspiration for 'Commie Students'?
Louise- kings college, cambridge
Russell-People who define themselves by what newspaper they read, the
lazy, self congratulating middle classes.
* What do you listen to when hoovering?
Louise- i have someone to hoover for me
Russell-I hate the sound of the Hoover, I always play a tape my friend
Jed made me that has Poison Girls, Turbowanker and If Robin Dies on
when I have to hoover and I like it really loud so I don't hear the
* What are yr plans for world domination?
Louise-we could make everyone sick and tell them the only cure is listening
to micropenis in a very bright room
Russell-We don't have any plans for world domination. Most of the world
is populated by idiots, we don't want to dominate idiots we want to
inspire the exceptional.
* What was the last CD / track you bought?
Louise-- the best of the 13th floor elevators i put it on the kitchen
cd player and my house mate threw it out later
Russell-The Last CD I got was The Vichy Government-White Elephant though
I didn't buy it I was very kindly given it. I can't recommend it enough.
The last record I bought was Electric Eels-Die.
Photo by Lee Greatorex Ramone
* What is your favourite clip on youtube?
Louise- i dont have a computer and am denied you tube access at work
but apparently there is an xrated version of you tube with phone vidoes
of teenagers shagging, I'd like to watch that -HOT
Russell-Lee Greatorex's film adventures close to home at www. youtube.
* How can our readers get hold of yr music - and why should they
Louise- i think through a computer were not that exciting, I'd wait
to hard copy
Russell-They can find it at www.filthylittleangels.com
They should bother because we are the most exciting new band they will
hear this year.
* Chips or cream buns?