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international news _ 31st August, 2006

Cut Copy's School Bully Fans

Text by Jonty Skrufff (Skrufff.com)

Dan Whitford from Australian electro punk-funk trio Cut Copy chatted to Skrufff this week about their new mix CD for Fabric and revealed that their increasing success is significantly changing their fanbase.

"Initially it was the fashion/ people-in-the-know crowd, the early adopters and people interested in whatever's cool and new. But as time's gone on we've developed a much more diverse crowd which is I suppose what you'd expect," he mused,

"I remember being particularly spun out at one show because at the end of our performance this massive 6 foot four musclebound guy wanted to give me a hug and I just thought 'this is bizarre'. This is the same kind of guy who would have pushed you up against the lockers at high school and given you a hard time whereas now he wants to be my best friend."

The Melbourne based threesome recently toured the States alongside performers including as Mylo, Bloc Party and Franz Ferdinand though remain committed to staying in Australia despite many locals resembling comedy queen parodies Kath and Kim, said Dan.

"Kath and Kim is definitely close to the bone I think most people in Melbourne, and in Australia generally, will know people who are like them, at least a little, definitely they're based on stereotypes which have to have come from somewhere," he said

"Much as I hate to admit it, I think there's definitely a Kath and a Kim in everyone's neighbourhood."

Cut Copy's Fabric Live 29 is out now on Fabric.

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