First things first, how was their recent trip to Scandinavia
- girls, drugs and booze?
"It was good," begins lead vocalist and guitarist
Bernie. "Apart from the first day, which was in Gothenburg,
somewhere in that big old country Sweden."
Drummer Brooke explains. "One bloke turned up he bought
two pints, got up on the stage and started singing opera and
then he got chucked out!"
So what about the rest of the dates?
"Well they were more like a Camden Palace sort of thing,
a club and then a band on at about midnight," he adds.
The Llama Farmers began with Brooke and Will being in the
same school classes. Brooke lied and said he could play the
drums. Consequently they were 'crap' (sic). They went through
a bunch of other musicians until they asked the as yet silent
Jennie Simpson to join and she wouldn't come without her brother
Bernie. So was it a Noel Gallagher/Rain type affair?
yeah! hahaha," laughs Bernie.
So with Bernie as the main songwriter, who was he influenced
by when he wrote?
"I don't know. When you're writing you don't really think
about people you like because that's a little too sad, you
know, a little too magpie. I'm influenced by everything I
listen to, people, events and places. You don't just write
to sound like people you like because you might as well play
in a covers band."
For the rest of the year the band have been on tour with the
now defunct 3 Colours Red. Headlined their own tour, signed
a major record deal and recorded the fine debut LP 'Dead Letter
Chorus'. What about band highlights?