Singer/songwriter JP Klipspringer kindly obliged us by filling out a Q&A for us. Even though he goes for the worst AFL team ever, you should check out his answers and the video for his debut single below. Also, he chose one of my all time favourite songs from my all time favourite album as the song that gets him dancing, so I guess I can forgive the football team thing.
My name is: JP Klipspringer.
I sound like: Something lush and pretty and a little bit cracked. Perhaps similar to The xx or Baths.
Inspired by: Sad 90s pop and big nights in.
I reside in: Melbourne.
My local music scene is: Large and brilliant.
The most annoying thing about my scene is: Having so many quality venues makes seeing everyone you want to see difficult, and can spread crowds a little thin.
My best gig to date was: An EP launch with my other band, The Zanes, at the Toff in 2012. The room sold out and we had a blast.
The song that gets me dancing is: You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon.
First album I bought: Eternal Nightcap by The Whitlams.
My musical youth involved: Much frustration at not being allowed into pubs to see my heroes until I was 18; following said heroes on nerdy chat forums; stealing whatever time I could from pianos at friends’ houses; listening to Elliott Smith instead of sleeping at night times; and searching Melbourne’s music stores for left handed guitars.
Pop music is: The best and the worst of everything.
If I could have written any song it would have to be: How To Make Gravy by Paul Kelly.
Do you play Fifa? If not, do you have a favourite game?: I play FIFA 2003 when I have people over. Any version after that I seriously battle with.
Favourite Restaurant: Lanes Edge on Bourke Street (best burgers) and Indochine in Box Hill (best whatever it is my girlfriend chooses to order for me).
The thing I hate most about bloggers is: They’ve always been nice to me!
My musical guilty pleasure is: Taylor Swift and Paramour. But I only listen to a few songs by each. Taylor is hawt.
The sporting team I follow is: Good Old Collingwood Forever.
If I weren’t a musician I would be: A half forward flank for the Collingwood Football Club. Except I wouldn’t be, cause I’m tiny and no good at football. Still, I would be.