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No Picasso (London, UK)

London band No Picasso are eating more to create better music for 2009.

Imagine if the pill-popping tambourine player from the Brian Jonestown Massacre had fronted his own band post-Dig. Sure, the whacked-out stoner splinter group might not have won any medals for originality but they would, no doubt, be a pretty entertaining bunch.  Sadly, it has never happened, but if you are looking for some raucous guitar-slinging misfits to fill that vacant lot, then you don’t need to look any further than No Picasso – a good contender for being one of the most entertaining live acts on the circuit, thanks in no small part to the antics of their frontman, Ronnie Joice (ex-tambourine-shaker of The Littl’ans), who shares a few pearls of wisdom below…


What's special about you guys, then?
Some bands transform the sun into a yellow spot; we transform a yellow spot into the sun.

...the first line of your manifesto?
Everything we can imagine is real.

...wrong with Picasso?
People want to find a ‘meaning’ in everything and everyone. That is the disease of our age – an age that is anything but practical, but that believes it is more practical than any other age.

...the best piece of advice you've heard?
Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.

...the greatest record ever made?
Whatever is number one.

...better, analogue or digital?
I am a child of the digital age.  Now every child can be born an artist – the struggle is to remain one once they grow up.

...this year going to bring?
I see more and more that my work gets infinitely better when I am properly fed. So I hope to eat more this year.

...the name of your hero
Our manager. great about your hero?
He taught us that success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. the top of your shit list?
Everyone, except a very select few.

...your music all about?
Doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

No Picasso play PUNK tonight.