The Honey Pies Round Two - INTERVIEW
I think the idea that such a small band would have their own movie is very hubristic, which I think is funny. And bands making movies like “A Hard Days Night” or “Clambake”is such an outdated idea, so I also find that funny about it. Either all the videos or just the first one will be scenes from “the film”. We’d love to make the entire film, but we can’t afford it and nobody would want to watch it. So instead we just made an album we can’t afford that nobody will listen to.
The problem with being a musician is that you hear terrible, successful bands and you think “why them and not me?”, which is frustrating. And then you play with awesome, successful bands like Deerhoof and the Jezabels and it becomes very apparent why them and not you. Which is even worse. It’s like a constant feeling of either being an unappreciated genius, and the biggest hack and the world, with no middle ground. I think it’s poisonous envying other people’s success, but it’s inspiring to envy someone for their talent. You play with people that blow you away, and it makes you feel very small, but the next day you work harder than ever.