Q: Has anyone ever come up to you in the street and asked you out?
A: Only since I’ve been in the band. But it’s not something that really interests me. I’m not big on sex. Any reaction of love towards us we always have difficulty in dealing with. I’m just really shy and boring.
Q: Why did you guys decide to cover Rihanna’s “Umbrella?” I mean, is it like a personal favorite of the band, or something?
Nicky: Sometimes you just got to bow down and realise the genius of some pop records. It’s not necessarily that I’d go out and buy a Rihanna record. But yeah, sometimes you just got to say that someone’s made a great pop record. And it’s just enjoyable to do a cover of it. There are lots of such songs that I enjoy, by the way. ABBA, or the odd Take That song, you know? Or anything my daughter likes. Sometimes you just got to go out and enjoy it.
Tell us something funny about Richey that we might not know.
“It took people a while to break into our sense of humour, but it was pretty much all there to see. Richey did this Michael Jackson moonwalk on a pub table in London to celebrate getting a Top 20 hit. Once we did two gigs in a day and he peaked too early and fell asleep onstage. He woke up during the guitar solo and stagedived straight off. Luckily it was onto grass - I’ve got this image of him getting up from the grass with bits of mud in his hair and his eyeliner, and his nose all brown. Just enjoying each other’s company, playing football. There’s many more good memories than bad.