Feature: Breaking the Ice with FRITZ

Monday, August 12, 2019
Photo by Lazy Bones

We love FRITZ, and we think everything she releases is absolutely magical. It's been a busy year for the up-and-comer, who this year signed with Break Even Recordings and played SXSW in Austin. She's also one of the top acts to see at BIGSOUND next month and will be playing Sounds Good with The Amazons and Boy Azooga in September. FRITZ recently took some time out to answer a series of q's for us, check them out below.

What have you been up to today?
I've been in pyjamas all day, in bed coughing but not gonna lie its been pretty sweet — I've had a hectic week so its good to just...lay down.

Last song you listened to?
'Terry' by Anika. It definitely doesn’t put me in a good mood but for today it’s kind of working somehow.

Best gift you've ever received?
A Barbie doll that smelt like sunscreen.

Best book you've read?
Clarice Bean by Lauren Child (the whole series). I love children’s books, I find them so much more imaginative and creative than adult fiction.

Dream holiday spot?
Maybe Iceland to just completely dissociate myself from everything for only like a week or something. I’d love to write music there as well... in the hills or whatever.

What kind of secret society would you start? 
Selling apples in trees.

Favourite dinosaur?
I truly don’t know anything about dinosaurs but maybe the one with the long neck because I really like giraffes so I guess that’s the closest thing to a giraffe???? I like the emoji of it too.

When you survive the apocalypse, what will be your first job?
I’ve never really thought about life after an apocalypse because surely most people wouldn’t come out alive so it’d kind of be hard to work and get paid wouldn’t it? I don’t know... I might be overthinking the question. Maybe a pet store.

Last Youtube video you watched?
A Fail Army compilation, it was truly so epic. I was in Wagga Wagga with some bandmates from another band I play in (we were on route to Melbourne to play a few shows) and we just sat watching fail army compilations which I think is a very underrated thing to do with your friends.

Have you ever texted the wrong person?
Yes way too often, unfortunately, and not good things either but I’ve got to admit I’m really good at covering it up and making it seem like it wasn’t an accident. It’s because if you know me in real life you’d know how much crap I talk anyway so anyone would just think “oh classic Tilly sending me a screenshot of a conversation we just had”. Screenshots of text conversations are the most iconic thing to send back to someone.

Favourite director?
I’m not very familiar with directors and I’m also not a real movie fanatic either. Like, I like a good movie here and there but I’m not heaps obsessed with any. I really like Studio Ghibli movies so... there’s that.

Three pet peeves?
Dirty hands, cracking knuckles, smoking.

Last dream that you can remember?
I was on the way to watch The Strokes live at a karaoke bar and Julian Casablancas was my uber driver on the way there and when we got to the venue he cancelled the show.

Favourite hiding spot?
In a cupboard.

Favourite music video?
'I Love My Boyfriend' by Princess Chelsea. You HAVE to watch!!!!!


What ice cream flavour would you invent?
Maybe salt and vinegar (the chip flavour) with chocolate and mint. I like eating chips and chocolate together so yeh maybe a chip and chocolate combo - it’s probably already been done heaps though and I’m just missing out.

What planet would you move to?
I want to say Pluto just because I like Pluto, Goofy’s dog but It’s not a planet anymore right? I also like how it's small and very very far away...me.

Favourite soundtrack?
I’m the worst at remembering movies let alone which ones I liked the soundtrack in. Bridget Jones’ Diary (the first one) had a very good soundtrack.

Title of your future memoir? 
“no offence but....this is me”

Dream place to play a show? 
Japan!!

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