(SXSW 2017 flavoured!) Quickfire Questions #125: Draper

By on Monday, 13th March 2017 at 11:00 am

This year’s SXSW Music Festival is here! And we’re bringing you the last set of our special SXSW 2017 flavoured set of Quickfire Questions. Today, we’re giving the stage to electronic dance producer Draper. The song he names as his favourite in his childhood, the one that was his earliest memory and the one that makes him laugh is surprisingly by an American entertainer from yesteryear. Should we be surprised? I’m not sure. But read on for more of his intriguing answers… [We’ve been informed that sadly, Dan Bettridge will not be joining us in Austin. – Ed.]

Describe your music / sound in three words. (We know, tricky…)
Super hype synths.

What are you most looking forward to doing while you’re in Austin?
I’m not really sure! It’s my first time out there so I’m excited to do anything and everything whilst I’m there!

Of the bands who have already been announced, do you have any that are must-sees on your schedule? If yes, who are they and why?
I’d like to see Fickle Friends live, but there are just so many acts I’ll be pleased to see any of them!

Name something you’re packing in your suitcase that we might find weird or unusual. (You are welcome to elaborate.)
Ha, nothing unusual from me, I used to pack way too much but then I realized that I end up wearing the same outfit for about 3 days…

If we happen to run into you in a bar, we’d like to buy you a drink. What is your tipple of choice?
That’d be great! Mine’s a gin and tonic. [Serious question: why do the Brits love gin and tonic so much??? – Ed.]

What was your favourite album from 2016 and why?
Honne’s ‘Warm on a Cold Bight’. I loved so many of those songs, the guys brought something fresh and I loved it.

Will this be the first time you’ve played to American audiences? What have you heard about the festival? Are you excited / anxious / scared / etc. and why?
Yes! I’ve heard only good things, mostly about how awesome it is. I’m excited! I’m confident and ready for this.

Now, onto our usual list of Quickfire Questions…

What song is your earliest musical memory?
Lighthouse Family – ‘High’, we used to listen to it in the car as a family driving places.

What was your favourite song as a child?
Growing up, it was probably ‘Fat Lip’ by Sum 41.


What song makes you laugh?
Anything by Lil’ Dicky.

What song makes you cry?
Coldplay’s new ‘Everglow’, beautiful track.

What song reminds you of the first time you fell in love? (It’s up to you if you want this to be sweet, naughty, etc.)
I listened to this a lot: Chingy – ‘One Call Away’.


What song makes you think of being upset / angry? (Example: maybe you heard it when you were angry with someone and it’s still with you, and/or something that calms you down when you’re upset, etc.)
Coldplay – ‘O’, another beautifully poetic track, or Jonsi – ‘Hengilas’.

Which song (any song written in the last century / 100 years or so) do you wish you’d written yourself?
Coldplay – Fix You’…a lot of Coldplay, I’m realising…

Who is your favourite writer? (This can be a songwriter or ANY kind of writer.)
Of songwriters there are many… people who I admire for their poetry, others who know exactly how to Chris Martin (big fan of Coldplay, in case that wasn’t very obvious).

If you hadn’t become a singer/musician/songwriter/etc., what job do you think you’d be doing right now?
Hopefully something in the music industry or at least a creative industry.

If God said you were allowed to bring only one album with you to Heaven, which would it be and why? (Sorry, but double albums do not count.)
The Beatles – ‘1’. So many smash hits. [I should have not allowed greatest hits collections either. That’s cheating, ha! – Ed.]

We thank Draper for answering our SXSW flavoured Quickfire Questions and Sarah for helping us sort this for us. Draper has two high-profile appearances in Austin: Tuesday 13 March at 1:15 AM at ScratcHouse and Saturday 18 March at 1 AM at Swan Dive Patio.

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