Sticks & Stones Shitty Interview No.131
Following a massive three-month world tour and ahead of flying to Australia for headline shows this June, we spoke to Estonian rapper and conceptual artist TOMM¥ €A$H for Sticks & Stones Shitty Interview No.
Leading the vanguard of Post-Soviet aesthetics and blending global trends with a bold and eccentric delivery, TOMM¥ €A$H is set to deliver ground-breaking performances in Brisbane on Thursday, June 2 at The Brightside and in Melbourne at The Night Cat on Saturday, June 4.
TOMM¥’s fearless approach to music and art has quickly catapulted his unique vision to a global audience. In 2019 he presented the album ¥€$ with around 50 shows across Europe and toured the USA as a special guest on Oliver Tree’s tour in the US and Canada. A pop artist in demand, intersecting hip-hop and electronic soundscapes, TOMM¥ has performed at the biggest festivals including Glastonbury, Sziget and Roskilde.
His 2021 genre-defying EP MONEYSUTRA, is a true display of his unconventional art and a reflection of the culture that inspires him featuring artists like Diplo, $uicideboy$, Riff Raff, Bones and Eldzhey.
TOMM¥ has collaborated with the likes of iconic fashion house Maison Margiela and his work with Adidas broke records, reaching over 80 million people around the globe and his ongoing work with legendary designer Rick Owens continues to defy definition and bust boundaries.
AU TOUR DATES
THURSDAY JUNE 2 – BRISBANE – THE BRIGHTSIDE
FRIDAY JUNE 3 – SYDNEY – CARRIAGEWORKS
SATURDAY JUNE 4 – MELBOURNE – THE NIGHT CAT
Sticks & Stones: How can we be less shit?
Tommy Cash: We can be less shit as we understand finally that we are the shit. And then by working on it, the smell disappears, then the pooping and we blossom into a woman (girls don’t poop).
Sticks & Stones: Draw yourself.
Tommy Cash: See attached.
Sticks & Stones: What makes you sick.
Tommy Cash: Waiting makes me sick.
Sticks & Stones: What was the last thing you paid for?
Tommy Cash: Last thing I paid a guy in the tunnel that played the guitar and sang ‘Smoke On The Water’ and asked him to stop playing it.
Sticks & Stones: What’s wrong with you.
Tommy Cash: Everything is wrong with me. It’s so far that all normality seems wrong. So it means I’m actually super normal.
Sticks & Stones: Three things you can’t live without?
Tommy Cash: Pussy, Money and Food.
Sticks & Stones: Tell us a secret.
Tommy Cash: I shave my chest and butt sometimes.
Sticks & Stones: If you could smoke a joint with anyone, who you got?
Tommy Cash: With my 16yo self.
Sticks & Stones: What are you doing today?
Tommy Cash: Will record a song or 2 & then pack my bags later.
Sticks & Stones: Give us some shitty advice.
Tommy Cash: Do 20 tickets a day, be on everyone’s dick, follow all trends, try catch them all up. Have no personality, be like water, be someone else.