From an episode of MapsPresented by Kate Kingsmill

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Maps: Mclusky Frontman Andy Falkous on Crowds, Melbourne, and Eating Crisps Backstage

Ahead of their second show at The Corner, Mclusky “head honcho” Andy “Falco” Falkous phones in from Brisbane to chat with fill-in host Kate Kingsmill about all manner of things, including listening to kids’ music (he’s not a fan – and no, Mclusky won’t be releasing a children’s album any time soon), Melbourne crowds, and crowds in general. “Sometimes what can create the magic is if the crowd are really bad,” Falco says. “Some of my most memorable shows have involved being given the finger by, like, 400 people. You certainly wouldn’t want to do it every day, but there’s an unusual energy that’s provided.” Falco also talks about what’s involved in keeping his throat in good working order (“Everybody else usually gets to go out after the show and I have to sit in a room by myself, drinking herbal tea and eating crisps.”), his novel-writing experience so far, how he writes songs, and his history working in a call centre.

Photo credit: LALA.photo

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Listen to Maps: Mclusky Frontman Andy Falkous on Crowds, Melbourne, and Eating Crisps Backstage16:5113 January 2020