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Please explain what just happened.

I just returned from my studio then swiftly entered cyber-space with a cup of coffee and a chocolate biscuit.

 

What is your earliest memory?

Being about four years of age and peeing on a slide in a park. Then a very unlucky women went down the same slide getting a very wet behind. Let’s just say she had a petulant look on her face. I was a pretty mischievous child.

 

If you weren’t a musician, what other profession would you choose?

Footballer or painter.

Please describe the current contents of your refrigerator.

Cheese, olives, cucumber, butter, lettuce, yogurt and loads of scrumptious eggs. Can’t live with out them little babies.

 

 

Is there a time you wish you’d lied?

Not that I can recollect.

 

What would you say to yourself if you could go back in time and have a conversation with yourself at age thirteen?

Obvious but nevertheless very important things like:

Always look on the bright side of life, be confident, take your chances, be expressive, treat people how you want to be treated, follow your dreams, keep being naughty at school as it’s good for your social skills, have a passion or hobby, don’t over-do drugs, keep fit, avoid real feisty women, have a good sense of humour, question everything, educate yourself and be you own teacher, always wear a condom.

The list would go and on. I would then have to tell myself to shut the hell up, LOL.

 

If you could have only one album to get you through a breakup, what would it be?

Jeff Buckley – Grace.

Deep, reflective and poignant.

 

What are three websites—other than your email—that you check on a daily basis?

To be honest I never really check any website on a daily basis but my current favourites are:

therealnews - For good alternative journalism and critical opinion.

thecleaver – Radical and intellectual extraordinaire Neil Kramer talks about deep stuff such as consciousness, metaphysics, spiritually, philosophy, mysticism.

spotify– Great for streaming music playlists.

 

From what or whom do you derive your greatest inspiration?

My parents, for their creativity, humour, intelligence and individuality.

 

 

Name a book that changed your life.

Valis, by Phillip K Dick.  Pretty mesmerizing with some profound and esoteric messages.

 

If you could relive one moment over and over again, what would it be?

My first experience on ecstasy.

 

How are you six degrees from Kevin Bacon?

I’ve got family in Portland USA, and my dads ex-wife lives in LA working in the media industry. Maybe they are the connection.

Or if you want to get real deep and spiritual you could say that we are all interconnected through the underlying consciousness of the universe, so nothing is separate and Mr. Bacon is a brother to us all.

 

What makes you feel most guilty?

Upsetting people who are close to me.

 

 

What would you most like to have invented?

The Technics turntable.  That’s what I call a machine.

 

What is the worst piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?

Don’t talk to strangers or try and do well at school.

 

What is the best advice you’ve ever given to someone else?

Be driven and dedicated and don’t give up on something you believe in, especially if the status quo is telling you to do so.

 

What do you consider the harshest kind of betrayal?

Sleeping with your best friend’s partner. That’s very harsh.

Oh and using someone else’s tooth brush to clean the toilet. That’s got to be the harshest. LOL.

 

 

Of all the game shows that have graced our TV screens throughout history, which one would you want to be a contestant on and why?

Big Brother, if you can call it a game show. It’s more like a psychological experiment that would drive most insane.

For me though it would be a real interesting experience that would really test my character and mental strength. I think that I would learn a hell of a lot of stuff about my self in a situation like that.

 

What do you want to know?

Will we ever get to meet other lifeforms from outer space? There have got to be some ET’s out in that big old cosmos.

 

 

What would you like your last words to be?

Come on baby, finish me off.

 

Please explain what will happen.

Nothing will happen because the future doesn’t really exist.

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Gabriel Curran Allflaws was created in 2004 by vocalist and producer GABRIEL CURRAN in Bristol UK. Since their arrival Allflaws have gained respect as one of the most progressive new British underground entities and have been mentioned in the same breath as ‘Bristol Sound’ prodigies Massive Attack, Portishead, Roni Size and Tricky.

A vast array of diverse genres are present in the music, creating an interesting sound that does not really fit into any conventional mold or generic trend. The sound can be described as a dark and eclectic hybrid of hip hop, dance, electronica, indie, rock, industrial and trip hop. Merging together thought-provoking rap based lyricism with deep layered electronic beats and soundscapes.

The Allflaws ethos is very much driven towards alternative and conscious sounds that oppose the current commercialized music climate, and this is often very evident in the subversive nature of the lyrics and subject matter.

Curran’s vocal style can be distinguished by his intelligent, poetic and philosophical wordplay, which include prominent subjects of fantasy, politics, madness, conspiracy and sci-fi. To date Allflaws have released a limited edition album Talking In The Dark and two official studio albums These Walls Are Lies and the current Black Box Here After which has spawned two successful singles.

Allflaws most recent single, "Escaping Sanity" is taken from their latest album Black Box Here After and features a magnetic video by Swankoid films.

"Gabriel's rapped out vocals and poetic but hard-edged lyrics lay against a backdrop of electro-industrial grooves reminiscent of the 90s Brit rap-scene 'These Walls Are Lies' is a fine example. Blurring the creative lines with some super-styled tunes. Open your eyes, ears and minds people." - FUSE

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