"DADS DON'T CARE ABOUT CARDS AND THOSE THINGS"
Hellogoodbye discuss important events in their imminent chart career…
Hellogoodbye are about to have a very big (ish) hit with their ridiculous pop single 'Here (In Your Arms)'. It is a completely amazing piece of work.
Sadly, the rest of their songs are just a load of shouting so you officially have THREE MONTHS to like the band before pretending you never thought they were any good in the first place.
Here's Forrest for the band discussing his own plans for the next three months, and some other stuff.
Questions: Peter Robinson
Answers: Hellogoodbye (obviously)
Hello Forrest, how are you?
Hi. I'm having my breakfast. I've got some cereal, a croissant, some hash browns and some fruit.
Since you may not be around for much more than one single let's look at some important dates coming up.
How will you be celebrating the Queen's birthday in June?
Should she be naked too?
It should probably just me, really. I think at the end of the day she wouldn't need to be naked to enjoy the experience.
If the Queen's self-indulgent birthday shindig 'Trooping The Colour' took place at your house, what form would it take?
We’d have a board game party. Naked, obviously. Scrabble, Taboo, that sort of thing.
Father's Day will also occur during Hellogoodbye's reign of acceptability. Will your dad be looking forward to a card from you?
I don't think that dads care so much about cards and those sorts of things. Holidays like that are really important to mums but your dad usually doesn't mind so much.
Did you remember Mother's Day?
Nope. Missed it. I'll just pretend I was waiting for general 'Parent's Day'.
If you are still around at the end of the summer, is there any particular vegetable that deserves a special mention at a Harvest Festival?
Well let's be honest — you guys don't eat a lot of avocado.
We eat a reasonable amount of avocado.
But not enough. I might get up at a Harvest Festival and give a talk about that. It needs its own festival, really, or at the
very least its own dish in every British restaurant. Nobody serves it! Don't put it in a smoothie though, I had an avocado smoothie once and it was pretty disgusting.
How would you like to spend the longest day of the year which, falling on June 21, is still within your 'popularity window'?
I'd probably go for a walk around Stonehenge. Are you allowed to go up to it on that day? Don't they open it up for all the hippies to go and touch it? I don't know. If it's open, I'll go.
Why does that appeal to you?
I want to do it because I hear that you can.
Once 'Here (In Your Arms)' is out of the way and your three months is out of the way. will you be getting your cocks out to try and make the second single a hit?
I'd go all the way and the rest of the band would come with me. We're all pretty happy sat around together without our clothes on. We spend a lot of time together naked.
There are certainly a lot of semi-naked photos on your MySpace page. Is nudity an integral part of the Hellogoodbye experience?
When we are in rainy old London I tend to keep a coat on. But it's just a coat, obviously. There is nothing underneath.
'Here (In Your Arms)' was quite big in America. Have you made enough money to retire?
Well, if I had I wouldn't be here now.
Cheers. How successful actually was the single?
It was the biggest Number 14 hit ever.
Thank you very much, Forrest from Hellogoodbye.