Sticks & Stones Shitty Interview No.132

Today it is a pleasure to feature MILKY CHANCE for Sticks & Stones Shitty Interview No.132. Last month the German duo Clemens Rehbein and Phillipp Dausch whose adventurous alternative pop has helped them build a global cult following — released ‘Sadnecessary Acoustic’, an all-acoustic recreation of their 2013 debut album. Almost a decade ago ‘Sadnecessary’ cuts like ‘Flashed Junk Mind’, ‘Down By The River’ and especially ‘Stolen Dance’ — which hit #1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart and is well on its way to over 1 billion global streams — helped the band break out on the international stage, earning them platinum certifications around the world and festival slots at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and ACL. Now, these new acoustic versions are evidence of a band creatively freed of expectation.

Says Rehbein: “It’s been almost 10 years since we put ‘Sadnecessary’ out, so recording these songs in a different acoustic version felt like going through an old photo box with tons of memories and had quite the nostalgic feel.” Stripped of the eclectic production, the songs on Sadnecessary take on new dimensions. Hints of flamenco guitar and breezy indie folk a la The Shins pierce through and illuminate the easygoing chemistry of Rehbein and Dausch, who first played music together as school kids.

TodayMilky Chance also kick off their extensive tour, with dozens of Northern Summer festival dates and a comprehensive headline run through Europe afterwards. See all tour dates here.

Sticks & Stones: Do you believe in happy endings?
Milky Chance: I do believe some endings can be happy.

Sticks & Stones: Have you guys invented any words?
Milky Chance: Sadnecessary.

Sticks & Stones: If you had to swap your hands for something you can see right now what would you choose?
Milky Chance: See Bob Marley live. Problem then would be I couldn’t hold my joint.

Sticks & Stones: What hybrid animal would you like to see?
Milky Chance: A girouse.

Sticks & Stones: What’s a good name for a fish?
Milky Chance: Fred.

Sticks & Stones: Who doesn’t like you?
Milky Chance: My English teacher from junior high. God, she hated me.

Sticks & Stones: Least favourite holiday?
Milky Chance: When we were in Cambodia a couple of years ago & most of it was amazing but arriving in Sihanoukville was a shock & having to stay there for a night definitely my least favourite holiday.

Sticks & Stones: Last time you broke the law?
Milky Chance: I think that’s everyday, so today 🙂

Sticks & Stones: What are your bad habits?
Milky Chance: Well I guess smoking is one.

Sticks & Stones: Give us some shitty advice
Milky Chance: Start smoking!!

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