not discussing music

Were you hoarding up the ’Debut’ songs, keeping them away from The Sugarcubes ?

No, in The Sugarcubes it was never like that. It was a joke band. Braggi would never have brought a three page poem for us to use, it would just be ridiculous. It’s like, you wouldn’t go to your grandma’s and discuss your sex life — it wasn’t the place for it. We would never discuss music, that was like the bottom of the pit. Now with my band we’re all pretty much muses. We can discuss drum breaks for an hour — if you’d done that with The Sugarcubes, people would just have walked out of the room !

NME, 25 december 1993