By Alex Donovan
Musicians these days make me feel old. As a mid-twenties male, I’ve already resigned myself to my stale armchair, ranting about the days when Coldplay didn’t insist on stadium soft-rockery and Weezer weren’t being bribed to stop playing for the good of all mankind. Still, you’ve got to roll with the times, and this post-Spice-mania era seems to have ushered in a small army of young and cool Brit popettes. Where once they might have struggled to climb the greasy music industry pole, now they’re being lauded without even having released an official album. Girl Power 2.0 is alive, although I don’t quite know what it means.
So, I thought I’d ask one of these popettes directly. Charli XCX to be exact,the new princess of “goth electro pop”. I sat down with her to chat about nouveau girl power, who she’d throw piss at and My Little Pony.
Noisey: Hi, Charli XCX. How’s it going?
Charli: It’s going pretty good. I’m really tired. I came back from the US yesterday and spent all night organizing my boyfriend’s DVDs into genres, because we just moved into this new house and there’s nothing else to do, apart from organize shit. I thought alphabetical, but then, as soon as it gets left out of place, he’ll get really angry.
Really wise. That’s it, really. Now I’m here. I literally just moved today, it was amazing; I was like, “whooooaaa, I feel like a grown up!”
That’s a weird feeling.
Really weird. Especially when you don’t know how to work any of the shit in there.
Are you a technophobe?
Yeah, I’m just lazy as well. I did my washing today – I put on a cycle for three hours and then someone told me that wasn’t normal. It’s meant to be an hour, right?
Unless your clothes particularly stink.
Yeah, well they weren’t that bad. Not three hours of stink, I assure you.
Anyway, first thing I wanna know – who do you think would win a fight between you, Marina & The Diamonds and M.I.A?
I’d love to say me, but I think we all know that M.I.A has got some gangster hook-ups, right? I think I’d get a few cheeky ones in, you know, I’d be the scrappy bitch fighter. M.I.A would just have guns. Marina would be putting bubble gum in peoples’ hair, shit like that.
Read the full interview at Noisey!