INTERVIEW WITH JAKE BURNS (STIFF LITTLE FINGERS)
Legendary Irish Punk band STIFF LITTLE FINGERS are on their way here in March & April!
Casper had a quick talk with frontman Jake Burns about the tour and a little bit of history of the band.
Formed in 1977 in Belfast, Ireland STIFF LITTLE FINGERS were at the forefront of the punk movement. Contemporaries of the Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Undertones, Sham 69 and Stranglers, they wrote initially about their own lives growing up at the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland. In November of ’77, they released “Suspect Device” and “Wasted Life” on their own Rigid Digits label, and sent a copy to BBC Radio One DJ John Peel, who started playing it every night.
Bad Religion and Rancid have both credited STIFF LITTLE FINGERS as a major influence. A STIFF LITTLE FINGERS live show continue to be a special event of energy and power and they are more in demand than ever. Highlights from their latest studio album, “No Going Back” will sit alongside anthemic favorites such as “Alternative Ulster“, “Wasted Life”, “Tin Soldiers”, “Nobodys Hero” and “Suspect Device”.
“We are a punk band that’s been doing it for thirty-seven years. We have always tried to play music that entertains, but means something in terms of social commentary. Sometimes we are called a “Political” band, but I would say “political” with a small “p” … we don’t play a lot of love songs” – (Jake Burns)
Australian Tour Dates March / April 2016
Tuesday March 29 – Perth – Capitol
Wednesday March 30 – Adelaide – Gov
Thursday March 31 – Melbourne – 170 Russell
Friday April 1 – Sydney – The Metro
Saturday April 2 – Brisbane – The Triffid
Tickets from: http://www.metropolistouring.com/tour.php?tour=2016-stifflittlefingers