The 405 Artist Picks // Copy Haho
Name: Richard Scott
About me: Athletic and book smart; a hit with the ladies.
Listening to: The best album I've heard this year - so far - is without a doubt Past Life Martyred Saints by EMA. I'm a big fan of her previous band, Gowns, so was very excited to see what she'd come up with since then. Lyrically it covers similar themes to those on the Gowns album, but musically it's a lot more immediate and dare I say it, quite poppy in places. That said, it's still closer to Royal Trux than ABBA. She's also close-to-incredible live - saw her supporting Scout Niblett (who was RUBBISH) in Manchester a few weeks ago.
Reading: I'm about a quarter of the way through 'The Corrections' by Jonathan Franzen. I'd been putting off starting it for quite a while, as I've been re-reading most of Thomas Pynchon's novels that I haven't looked at since writing my dissertation on them at university. The last thing I wanted to do was read another 5,000,000 page long novel. Thankfully, it's incredibly easy to read, I'm surprised at just how accessible and enjoyable it has been from the off. I'm not into giving away spoilers or summarising books, so you're just going to have to believe me and read it yourself. Or, check it out on Wikipedia and then pretend you've read it.
Watching: It's that time of the year where all the good US comedy ('Parks and Recreation', 'The Office', etc) has finished for the Summer, so I'm not really watching any TV shows right now. I did see a fantastic trio of programmes last week, though: Jim Branning's last episode of 'Eastenders', a documentary about female paedophiles and finally another documentary, this time about the world's tallest man. The latter made me feel a little bad for being self-conscious about my long fingers. His are quite a bit longer than mine. I would have liked to have said that I'm looking forward to watching the NBA final, but unfortunately the evil and disgusting Miami Heat prevented Chicago Bulls from progressing, so I shan't be watching it anymore.
Playing: I've found it near-impossible to commit to a computer game after 'The Ocarina of Time'. Everything else since has been nothing but a disappointment...
Eating: I had, for the first time, one of those fashionable 'Red Velvet' cupcakes from the Hummingbird Bakery on Portabello Road. I have never derived so much pleasure from one spongey piece of food in my life. Approximately half an hour later, I dragged my friends back so I could buy and consume a second one. It made me feel sick, but that's fine.
Promo: Copy Haho will release their self-titled debut album on June 20th.
You can visit the band by heading to http://www.copyhaho.co.uk