MATT CAMERON from Perico

1. Who are you?

My name is Matt Cameron.

2. No, really, who are you?

Well, I am the singer/songwriter of Bournemouth based band Perico.

3. What are you up to at the moment?

The band and I are very excited at the moment. We have two special gigs taking place this Saturday. The first is an invitation from “Lost Vagueness”
( to play at their annual festival in Sussex. Glastonbury goers will know LV from the tent they have each year in the
Green Field – should be fun! We won’t be able to stick around though as we will then have to drive 3 hours along the coast for a gig in Dorset.
It’s an all-night party by some beautiful caves, with DJs, bands and all sorts of
entertainment. We are gonna do a set while everyone watches the sun come up.
Hoowee!! Check it out on

4. What three rules would make up your manifesto?

Rule 1 – Let nothing but your conscience be your ruler
Rule 2 – Let nothing but your conscience be your ruler
Rule 3 – Let nothing but your conscience be your ruler

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

If it was Britain I would put a curfew on all the LADS that go out “on the town” on a Saturday night – As for implementing new laws, well, anything
that makes the UK more European and less American would be good.

6. What are your lyrics about?

Having said all this I do prefer poetry to politics so they are never preachy. Travel, hedonism, my special group of friends, space and time –
that’s what I write about mostly.

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

I’m not too cynical about the music scene at the moment – if you look hard enough
you’ll see there are loads of new and exciting bands coming through – what I hate at the moment though is this tendency to put a handful
of mediocre bands up on a pedestal and thrash them down your throat – the industry is so much more than Snow Patrol or Scissor

8. What distinguishes you from your peers?

I stay up later than my peers – sleep is a luxury which I can ill afford!

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

In five years time I’ll either be touring with the band or having a break from it all in a far-away place.

10. Any regrets?

Regrets? Not yet, let’s wait and hope!