“Back at the Bird Doctopus were about to play. I’ve told you about them before, but again, they’re one of my favourites. They are the tightest of loose units, but the best thing is that even though most of the songs are simply worded, about pools and being cool etc, the writing is so perfect. There’s a line “If I could draw baby, I’d draw you” which fits for you as an artist, and is just a perfect line for love. These days if I see a man I feel in love with, that’s one of the first things that goes through my head. Oh, love. Well, they were great as usual, and there were new people dancing to their songs as well as the usual flailers. They got me up to sing one song with them ‘Hot Date’, which I wrote but they do a better version, and most of the song I just held the microphone and danced, but in the singing bits Steve and I sung together and for the bridge we put our sweating foreheads against one another’s and grin-sung our way through it. It was a great moment even though I didn’t know if my mic was on and I can’t sing properly if it’s raucous.” Amber Fresh.
“Well, Doctopus played after Nick, and I still have the best time watching them of any band in the city. Why, it’s not difficult to say – the songs are great, to know/see Stephen, Jeremy, John is to love them and it’s just so straightforwardly real. So simply cathartic, emotive in a jangled 3 piece way.” Amber Fresh.