Short

Liars’ Angus Andrew takes our Getting To Know You questionnaire – ‘My pet hate? Ska music’

They've just released their ninth album 'TFCF', but Liars' frontman would tell his 15-year-old self to bury a box full of money

The new photographs that accompany Liars’ latest album ‘TFCF’ feature Angus Andrew in a wedding dress marrying himself. He’s now the sole member of the experimental trio he started in 2000, who’ve radically switched styles with each of their eight albums. He made ‘TFCF’ alone in the bush of Australia. Check out what he says is the most overrated thing in the world.

The best piece of advice you’ve been given

Never get comfortable.

Your favourite word

‘Somnambulist’.

Your pet-hate

Ska music.

If you could only eat one food forever, it would be…

Pasta. I like it a LOT.

The worst job you’ve had

Working in retail because I hate people

The film you can quote the most of

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the original).

Favourite place in the world

Home, always home. It’s where my heart is.

Your style icon

Axl Rose of old.

The one song you wished you’d written

‘Goodbye Horses’ by Q Lazzarus

The most famous person you’ve met

I met Kim Gordon when we opened for Sonic Youth. She was everything I had hoped for.

The thing you’d rescue from a burning building

Hard drives with work on them.

The worst date you’ve been on

I’ve never been on a date.

Your guilty pleasure

Reality TV.

Your first big extravagance

When I was a teenager I saved up for 3 years to buy a one-way ticket from Sydney to NYC.

The worst present you’ve received

On my 30th birthday my parents sent me 30 euros.

The characteristic you most like about yourself

I like being tall, despite its drawbacks.

Your hidden talent

I’m good with kids and animals.

Your favourite item of clothing

My Natas Kaupas T-shirt

Your biggest disappointment

The LA Clippers.

The celebrity that pisses you off the most even though you’ve never met them

Johnny Depp.

Your biggest fear

Getting stuck in an elevator with lots of people.

The best book in the world

American Psycho.

People’s biggest misconception about you

That I’m scary.

Who would play you in a film of your life?

Paul Dano.

What is success to you?

Creative fulfilment.

What talent do you wish you had?

I wish I could speak several languages.

How would you choose to die? 

Drug overdose.

What is the most overrated thing in the world?

Socialising.

What would you change about your physical appearance?

I’d like washboard abs.

What’s your biggest turn-off?

Talking.

What would you tell your 15-year-old self?

Bury a box full of money.

Your best piece of advice for others

Make what you’re passionate about your career not your hobby.

Read previous Getting To Know You questionnaires with Noodle from Gorillaz, Waxahatchee, Aldous Harding, Marianne Faithfull, Stuart Braithwaite, Erol Alkan and more.

Loud And Quiet needs your help

The COVID-19 crisis has cut off our advertising revenue stream, which is how we’ve always funded how we promoted new independent artists.

Now we must ask for your help.

If you enjoy our articles, photography and podcasts, please consider becoming a subscribing member. It works out to just £1 per week, to receive our next 6 issues, our 15-year anniversary zine, access to our digital editions, the L&Q brass pin, exclusive playlists, the L&Q bookmark and loads of other extras.