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A NEEDLESSLY LONG CHAT WITH DANIEL SLOSS

As it’s St Andrew’s Day we thought we’d post this super-long chat with Scottish funny guy Daniel Sloss. He was really high when we spoke to him so he rambled on for fucking ages.

You’ve done a reasonable amount of panel shows. Is that a weird-ass environment?
What I do is write three jokes, make sure I get them all in, then just sort of smile a lot. That’s the key to most of my panel shows because I’m not brilliant at one-liners. I know, though, that if I smile I’ll get a lot of camera time, so if you ever watch me on a panel show just count how many times above everyone else the camera cuts to me, and it’s because I’m always fucking smiling. It’s because I genuinely enjoy the panel shows as well, because I fucking watched them when I was growing up. When I was on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, I was just fucking pissing myself laughing at all the jokes. Nobody else was laughing. The audience was, but only occasionally would Jimmy Carr or Sean Lock laugh. I was pissing myself the whole time. It’s amazing and it’s a dream come true. I love it.

Now that you’re a part of that world, do you still watch those shows or is it strange to you now because you know it too much?
I hadn’t really thought about it that way until you mentioned it, but recently I’ve not really watched them too much anymore. I don’t know whether that’s because I don’t have time, but I do think that’s part of it to a certain degree. I always think of what I would have said. The great thing about standup is when you’re watching someone doing it well they’re saying things you’d never fucking think of, whereas when you’re watching panel shows you’re like, ‘Oh, I would have said this and it would have been funny. Why don’t they book me?’

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SO… SKRILLEX HAS RELEASED A VIDEO GAME

The maestro of wobwobwobdropsplatbangwibblesploogestep (AKA Skrillex) has moved on from fucking people in the ear and has released a video game. You play as a warrior-type guy inside a video game cartridge and must defeat the glitches with your sword. It might sound ridonkulous but it’s pretty fucking addictive and really easy to play.

Waste hours of your Friday today by playing Skrillex Quest HERE.

CELEBRATE ST ANDREW’S DAY WITH CHELSEA

To mark St Andrew’s Day we’re showcasing our favourite Scottish export, Chelsea. That’s right, we love her more than shortbread and haggis.

Chelsea stars in the bumper Alt Girl Party in FRONT 176, which you can pick up HERE.

You can also check out Chelsea’s latest Alt Girl gallery HERE.

FIRST BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR READING/LEEDS

It’s that time of year again! The big, badboy festivals are announcing which killer acts are going to level fields up and down the country in 2013, and the latest culprit to unleash hell is the Reading/Leeds behemoth of a festival.

So who will you be seeing next August Bank Holiday? Only fucking Deftones! They’ll be hitting the Main Stage and will be blasting out every party tune in their catalogue, as well as all the new gems from Koi No Yokan. We interviewed Chino in issue 175, which you can pick up HERE.

Also announced are the Mercury Prize-winners Alt-J, drum ‘n’ bass ass-kickers Sub Focus and grime masters Boy Better Know. It’s looking to be a varied line-up, and if you believe those rumours circulating the web then it’s going to be fucking mega.

Hang on, Wiley and Deftones on the same bill? Wherever could they have got that idea?

Tickets are now on sale with a fancy new deposit scheme so you’re not poor as shit for the next month. Here’s Reading and here’s Leeds. Go go go!

FALLEN INTRODUCES THE JACK CURTIN SIGNATURE SHOE

OUT OF STEP SAMPLE SALE!!!

ENTER SHIKARI DROP NEW VIDEO FOR PACK OF THIEVES

Those pesky post-hardcore-rave-punks Enter Shikari have released a new video for Pack Of Thieves. Check it out above.

They’re also just about to drop a SUPER-LIMITED vinyl entitled Live In London. W6. March 2012, and is only available via their online store. There are only 550 of these available in the whole world, so get involved quickly.

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