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international news _ JONTY SKRUFFF _ 30th November, 2005

Nag, Nag, Nag Duo Don't Do Breaks

Fil OK from Nag house band Atomizer chatted to Skrufff this week about the duo's upcoming single Zero Zero and denied that its distinctive breaks style groove and absence of band mate Jonny Slut's vocals was significant.

"We've never defined our sound, it's just whatever it turns out like, but this is definitely one for the dance floor, inspired by those many evenings down Nag Nag Nag," said Fil.

"And as for Jonny, It took a huge bribe. No, really; again; it was just how the track turned out-it's just not a traditional 'song' as such."

Fil also denied B side 'There's no money on the underground' was an ironic take on the massive wealth Nag's success has brought them, spluttering 'you've got to be kidding'.

"We put all our earnings into the band, we fund everything ourselves, including recording, cutting, packaging, you name it," he stressed, "So no, we don't yet own ?8million yachts like Robbie Williams."

He conceded, however, that the duo's penchant for wearing excessive amounts of make-up and rubber tetish masks has paid off, particularly with his Mum ('she loves what we do') and when travelling.

"People have always treated us with either wide open mouths or huge beaming smiles," he said, "Generally though, the dressing-up aspect does go down well, especially abroad. I guess we're doing what a lot of these kids, particularly males, aren't 'allowed' to do, especially in places like Russia and Turkey," he surmised.

"Our highlight overseas so far has been the trip to Tokyo, they put us high up in a hotel called the Cerulean Tower, which featured all the Japanese style mod-cons you could imagine," he added, "It was tough deciding whether to stay in and play with gadgets or go out wandering those crazy streets. We plumped for staying up for 2 nights doing both."

The lowpoint as either New York, where the engineer kept us waiting onstage for 20minutes whilst he re-wired the sound system and we watched the crowd shrink from 200 to 20 or Stockholm.

In Stokholm those crazy cats Cobra Killer were on before us, and poured champagne all over the amps and blew them up. Yes, that was a great Show; thanks girls."

Atomizer's Zero Zero (backed with Atomizer versus Reader's Wives' There's No Money On The Underground) is out in January on NagNagNag Records.

Jonty Skrufff (Skrufff.com)

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