(Rules of The Gauntlet: The artists (Like in this case Midlands, UK based, 7 piece rock/hip hop/ska/punk band Karl Phillips And The Rejects) is sent a butt ton of questions ranging from standard to stupid from which they must choose at least 12 to answer and return them to us with a minimum of tear stains.)
Why do you make your style of music? Why not polka? or Japanese symphonic folk metal? or..?
Who’s says I DONT make Japanese symphonic folk metal?! ha But nah i love hip hop, i love skapunk. So it was a no brainer really. Didnt ever plan it either… It just happened naturally…. somehow ha
Who are your influences?
Rage against the machine
Red hot chilli peppers
System of a down
and UK grime
Which band member are you positive is an extraterrestrial and what does their planet look like? Details!
My bass player Rob is from another world for sure…. Where this place is? Nobody knows. But im pretty sure these creatures survive on a diet consisting purely of rum, whetherspoons lasagne, and shit cocaine.
Do you have any projects about to launch? What’s the scoop on that?
New single “Plastic Gangsta” is out now! Go check the vid on youtube!
What was the last song you listened to before this interview?
An unreleased song my mate Elro sent me. Not sure it even has a name yet. But it was deep. Check him out. amazingly funny welsh rapper. do it.
Any tours planned?
We’re playing about 20 UK festivals this summer. So get on it!
Stella or Guinness? Why?
Neither. Its strongbow all the way. washed down with a jager bomb.
What musicians should quit forever and never be seen or heard from again?
It’d be a lot easier to write a list of musicians that SHOULDNT quit. But lets not get started on that ay ha
What would you like to say to your fans?
Keep supporting and spreading the word man. Genuinely appreciate all the love.
Where do your song names come from?
Normally…. The best line already in the song ha
If you could accomplish one thing in a music career what would it be? When you achieve that will you quit?
I’ve just been on BBC Radio 1. That was always top of the bucket list… along with playing Glastonbury. which I’m working on. But once that’s done? Yh man. throw in the towel and get a job at MacDonalds I reckon.
Who the fuck do you think you are?
I’m Karl fucking Phillips mate. But it’s not about who I think I am… Its about who your sister thinks I am.
If you could ask yourself one question what would it be?
What do you mean ‘IF?’ ha I CAN ask myself a question…. and i do all the time! Most recent question i asked myself was “why have i just been asked such a ridiculous question?” ha Sort it out.
Worst thing ever eaten?
Artichokes. Pure wrongness.
What do you geek out to besides your music? Please geek out on your geekiness.
Video games and films. Im a bit of a Sci-Fi geek.