the spring sunshine as well are The Whip’s drummer Fi,
and bassist Nathan and the conversation has turned to the
“You have to make the tour into much as a holiday as
possible,” laughs Fi.
“Yeah we’re playing Brighton, we could add Weston
Supermare, Bognor and Skegness,” agrees Craig.
“You could have fish and chips as your rider, with Dandelion
and Burdock,” adds Nathan.
“On the NME tour our rider was so shit,” declares
Craig. “ The Young Pony Club had bottles of vodka and
wine, loads of different beers. We literally had twelve packets
of crisps and ten beers and it was slightly embarrassing so
we thought it had to change. We were trying to be cheeky and
put stuff on like cigarettes and weird things on it and every
now and again they do turn up. Dandelion and Burdock is going
“Once we had the details of our rider emailed to us
as it read, ‘all the food must be covered and labelled
‘The Whip do not touch’’,” starts
Fi. “When we get there the management are looking at
us like we’re total bastards.”
Whilst everyone is laughing, Craig makes a short statement.
“That’s the album title right there – ‘The
Whip, Do Not Touch’.”
With the discussion on riders I add that when I booked the
Space Raiders, I bought them a box of Space Raiders crisps,
which to the amusement of everyone, they threw into the crowd.
“I did that,” begins Craig. “I threw an
entire loaf of bread at Ipswich.”
“What the town?” chuckles Nathan. >>