Canadian trio Braids – Raphaelle Standell-Preston,
Austin Tufts and Taylor Smith – are releasing new album Deep In The Iris
next week (28 May), and now are set to tour north America. The band’s
Standell-Preston answered five questions for us.
WHO would play you in the film of your life?
Raphaelle: Johnny Depp
Austin: Joaquin Phoenix
Taylor: Austin said he would Play Taylor
WHAT are you currently working on?
We are working on preparing our live set for our upcoming tour. But
right at this moment, I am working on this interview, in bed with a cold
and a cup of echinacea tea.
WHY do you do that thing you do?
Because we must do the things that we want to do, and are most
definitely doing that which we want to do, and feel privileged and
honoured to get to do what we do, and will continue to do just that, the
thing that we enjoy doing, which is what we currently do.
WHERE do you see yourself in ten years?
Living someplace warm, continuing to make music in Braids.
WHEN will there be a harvest for the world?
When the Isley Brothers are reunited. Or when we learn to produce as
much food as we will actually consume. This is pulled from google, an
astonishing statistic:”Roughly one third of the food produced in the
world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion
tonnes — gets lost or wasted. Every year, consumers in rich countries
waste almost as much food (222 million tonnes) as the entire net food
production of sub-Saharan Africa (230 million tonnes).”