Bikini Atoll


1. Who are you?

My name is Gideon and I sing in the band Bikini Atoll.

2. No, really, who are you?

I also play both kinds of guitar.

3. What are you up to at the moment?

I’m in Chicago with the band recording our next album with a Mr. Steve Albini.

4. What three rules would make up your manifesto?

1) If you love your woman you gotta keep her happy. 2) But not if that means compromising
your spirit. 3) That would make her unhappy.

5. If you were the dictator of a modern industrial country, what would
you abolish? What laws would you implement?

[see answer to question 10]

6. What are your lyrics about?

[see answer to question 10]

7. What is your opinion on the contemporary music scene? What do you

So far, I think 2004 has been a vintage year. There have been some excellent albums. Loretta Lynne, Trans Am, PJ Harvey, for

8. What distinguishes you from your peers?

What distinguishes us from our music labelmates is that we’re English.

9. Where do you see yourself in five years time?

All I know is that I’m going to Greece in October for a belated summer holiday. I’m going
with my girlfriend. It’s going to be great.

10. Any regrets?

That I couldn’t come up with a funny answer to your Dictator question. As for the lyrics question, you should be ashamed
of yourself.