MARTIN WALLACE from THE BOYFRIENDS
1. Who are you?
2. No, really, who are you?
Yes, really, Martin Wallace.
3. What are you up to at the moment?
At this precise moment in time I’m trying to think up clever answers to your
questions but, more generally, I sing in a group called The Boyfriends. A small independent label called Filthy Little Angels is soon to release two
of our songs on a split EP with songs by a fantastic group from Sheffield called The Long Blondes on the other side and most of my evenings for the
past fortnight have been spent playing our record over and over again.
4. What three rules would make up your manifesto?
Be honest, be gallant, be brave.
5. If you were the dictator of a modern industrial country, what would
you abolish? What laws would you implement?
I would abolish Tony Blair and implement a new tax, the revenue from which would be used to tempt Anita Dobson back to Eastenders.
6. What are your lyrics about?
Me. I’ve yet to write a song that isn’t at least eighty-seven per cent
7. What is your opinion on the contemporary music scene? What do you
It seems that a lot of things are managing to exist largely outside of the music industry, which is, of course, to be encouraged. People who are
interested in unearthing new music seem to be more and more adventurous in doing so, which is also very pleasing. In terms of what’s currently on the
radio, I’m glad Franz Ferdinand are there, even more glad that The Futureheads are there and pretty hopeful that The Long Blondes will be there
8. What distinguishes you from your peers?
9. Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Locked up somewhere under section two of the Mental Health Act without free use of my arms.
10. Any regrets?
I’ve had a few but, then again, too few to mention.