Now & Next with Lynks
Lynks waxes lyrical on their current faves ahead of our Now and Next tour…
This week, everyone’s favourite masked singer Lynks will be kicking off DIY’s inaugural Now & Next Tour 2023 - designed to show off both the best artists of right now, and the not-so-distant future - alongside Class of 2023 rave-punks VLURE and a whole host of brilliant new acts too.
And so, to get them in the mood ahead of the six-date run around the country, we asked Lynks to reveal their current and future faves from a host of deeply important topics…
If you haven’t already grabbed your ticket for the DIY Now & Next tour, you best get to it now. But be quick! There’s not many tickets left.
The tour dates are as follows.
23 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (w/ Circe)
24 Newcastle, The Cluny (w/ Circe)
25 Glasgow, Stereo (w/ No Windows)
28 Brighton, Komedia (w/ Ciel)
02 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds (w/ Gag Salon)
03 Bristol, Exchange (w/ Damefrisør) (SOLD OUT)
Now: My most recent binge was a show called Big Boys, which I thought was very sweet and heartfelt. Jack Rook is a great comedian; I saw his live show at the Edinburgh Fringe and it made me weep with both sadness and laughter.
Next: I want to watch The Last Of Us which is based on a zombie video game. I love horror a lot; I think it puts your problems in perspective. Like yeah, I guess I’m having a hard time finishing my album but I have all my limbs so it could be worse.
Now: I made eight masks for a music video shoot last week. I had a bunch of amazing outfits from different designers, but they don’t make masks so I have to go down to Brick Lane and try and find the closest matching fabric to whip something up.
Next: I’ve got an amazing artist friend who’s been a babe and printed out some of her paintings onto fabric, so I’ll make something out of that. My sewing skills are limited to body suits and big trousers, so I imagine it’ll be one of those.
Now: This is shameful, but I’m really obsessed with Anthony Fantano, The Needle Drop blogger guy. He did an end of year list of his Top 50 singles and he’s just got very good taste. I’ve not stopped listening to the Jockstrap album, and I only recently discovered Japanese Breakfast and I’ve been rinsing that, but Anthony Fantano’s Top 50 is, if I’m being honest, what I’m actually listening to.
Next: I’m really excited about the Caroline Polachek album because all the singles have all been a bit nuts and it feels like it’s going to be very weird but great. Also the Jessica Winter EP is so good. Why isn’t she the biggest star in the world? She deserves everything! [Ed - well, we put her in the Class of 2023…]
Now: I’ve quit smoking which is pretty good. Well, I think cold turkey is a disaster, so I’ve been doing a thing where I can only smoke when it’s night time, I’m with friends, I’m drunk and I’m out of the house. If all four of those things are met at the same time then I’m allowed to have a cigarette - and it’s working!
Next: I had a resolution last year that I was gonna do five minutes of stand-up and I didn’t do it, so maybe that. By this point, I’ve done almost every frontier of terrifying on-stage experience: I’ve acted, I’ve done drag, I’ve sung, I’ve done poetry. But the one that still fucking scares me so much is stand-up, but I can’t do it as Lynks because that would be cheating.
POP CULTURE MOMENT
Now: I thought it was funny that [Prince] Harry publicly talked about using his mum’s lip balm on his dick. That was fun. That was camp.
Next: There’s a new American season of Drag Race out and there’s a pair of identical twins competing against each other. What I bet will happen is the twins will lip sync against each other, one will be eliminated, the other will say, ‘STOP! If they’re going then I’m going’, and then they’ll both leave together.
OUTRAGEOUS STAGE MOMENT
Now: It wasn’t that recent, but on the two-year anniversary of being Lynks I bought a piñata in the shape of a ‘2’ with a mixture of Maoams, condoms and confetti in it. I was blindfolded and whacked it with a log we found on the street, missed it and broke Laura’s, one of the Lynks Shower Gel girls, fingers.
Next: There was another gig at the Windmill where [Shower Gel Girl] Ella got a broken nose on stage, so on the DIY tour I think Kate needs to break something, maybe a rib. She’ll just have to work with it, there’s no HR department at Lynks.
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