My bass style is far from complicated, although I do love a good passing note or six. It might sound clichéd, but it’s just whatever fits into the mood of the song: it’s never really there to stand out. Circus freakshow crossed with debonair panache. My first bass was a 50s reissue Mexican Precision that my dad bought me. It’s still my go-to bass. Our manager and good friend had an 80s Musicman Stingray in his loft and has just donated it to my cause. It’s virtually scrap, but I love it. It’s my favourite bass – that and any 60s Mustang. I have a soft spot for short scale. My bass hero is Daniel Tichenor from Cage The Elephant. He’s so tall! The greatest bass player that ever lived is Jonathan Morley. He played bass in a band called Chicane in the late 80s and early 90s. He wore shorts on stage once. If I could get the bass tone of any album ever released, I would choose either Room On Fire by the Strokes or Cage The Elephant’s eponymous debut album. We’ve literally just stepped out of the studio recording our debut album. It’s being mixed and mastered as we speak. Just polished off our next single ‘Spark’, which should be out as you read this.
Fender 50s Reissue Classic Player P,
Death By Audio Fuzz War