To celebrate the launch of Phanosland's Debut EP, For the Lovers, we invited frontman, Phanos over for a Faros Brothers seafood feast and asked him a couple of questions.
JC - What did you do last night?
PH - Didn't sleep.
JC - Yeah, why was that?
PH - I can't do this. I really can't do this. This is hard. Life's hard.
JC - How much sleep have you had in last couple of days?
PH - None. None at all.
JC - Do you think the lack of sleep helps to develop your creative vision?
PH - Uh, I hope so.
JC - What's your vision like right now?
PH - Very blurry. I'm seeing four of you right now.
Five of you.
JC - You've sent an email to the Cyprus Community Club regarding launching your EP there. Have they agreed to take you yet?
PH - No.
JC - What will you do if they don't?
PH - I'll be very upset. I'll probably cry a little.
JC - What's your next choice?
PH - The Greek Orthodox Church in Belmore. Or Corinthians, yeah. No.
JC - What was your first CD you bought?
PH - It was Alien Ant Farm’s 'Smooth Criminal'.
JC - Was it a remix?
PH - ...
JC - So, you had your first DJ set last night. What were some of the requests?
PH - Marilyn Manson at 60 BPM.
JC - Did they get their request?
PH - Hell no. I'm a bit of a brick wall, aren't I?
JC - How much did you spend on this EP?
PH - Six bucks.
JC - What's kept you going?
PH - My mother. Oh wait, that could come across too earnest. Gross. Yuck.
JC - What made you decide to release on tape? Do you remember the first tape you bought?
PH - I like tapes. The first tape I bought was from a San Fran band called Errors. They have no real presence online, I don't think. Maybe they're dead.
JC - How many times have you been to the states?
PS - Twice! In 2013 and 2015. Did 20 states.
JC - You brought some chocolate for us…
PH - Yeah, I want you to all grow up big and strong. It’s imported from Greece. Good shit!
JC - What colour is your lighter?
PH - It’s Pink. Pantone 196.
JC - Who's face is that... The pin on your lapel?
PH - It's El Greco. He was a painter. Like Hitler, but like, different paintings. He was chill for a bit.
JC - What's your wallpaper on your phone?
PH - My wallpaper is a Gaetano painting of Orpheus and Eurydice.
JC - What's your most recent note?
PH - That’s personal. [Stops to check] Oh, it’s lame. It’s the track list.
JC - How many pairs of red socks do you own?
PH - 23.
JC - Is that how old you are?
PH - 22. I'm ready. I’m ready for the next birthday. Going in strong. Hectic.