What are your plans for the festive season?
Charlotte: Lots of walks, cooking and eating with friends and family, and counting my blessings. Oh, and writing two essays for my Masters degree. Damn!
Mike: Just relaxing and writing some new music, possibly while eating a Chocolate Orange.
Nima: To finally catch Santa.
Rob: Eating, drinking, partying, buying presents, receiving presents and sharing my love with family (Nuclear and otherwise) and friends, but most of all, being thankful that I have the freedom and financial ability to do so.
What’s the best Christmas present you’ve ever been bought?
Nima: A GoBot.
Charlotte: Probably an A La Carte Kitchen when I was tiny. Unfortunately for my parents I took the advert as a kind of guide and insisted on bringing them cold beans at 6am on a Sunday morning. I loved it!
MIKE: An At-At from Star Wars.
Rob: A box of love. That can’t be bought. Take that consumerism!
So what were the highlights of 2006 for the Nuclear Family?
Rob: For me, progress in reaching for my T.O.E (Theory Of Everything). For the band: Charlotte completing the family.
Charlotte: Our gigs at Drop in the Ocean and for LeftLion were superfun. Writing the newest batch of tunes has also been wild! I've mostly loved just hanging out with these guys though (aww). Making our way through all three series of Arrested Development and the entire oeuvre of Dave Chappelle has also been a major feature of the year for the ‘Fam! We're comedy fiends.
Nima: Personal highlights include defeating Cobra Kai and learning to love.
Mike: There’ve been too many highlights to list!
What are your plans for 2007?
Mike: More music.
Charlotte: We're getting a demo together at the moment and we'll be writing loads more beautiful songs and hopefully playing live! We might work on an acoustic set. But we might not… we do like the little beeps and whooshes quite a lot. Personally, I plan to have a whole year free from office work. Wish me luck!
Nima: To react to events as they unfold.
Rob: Staying productive. More gigs, more recording and extending our catalogue of tunes. We care about what people think and want from our music, If we stay sensitive to listeners needs and use their feedback, it’s like they're part of the project too, Part of the ‘Family.
What can people expect from your set at the NYE Extravaganza?
Mike: A nice surprise.
Charlotte: Funky juicy pretty dreamy crumbly politico-pop confections. Well not crumbly. That would just be silly, eh?
Nima: Twelve songs, each themed around a different month from 2006.
Rob: I'm hoping they won't have expectations, just an open mind and open ears, I always like to hear what people have to say about us after seeing us live, so feel free to come and give some feedback.
Anything else you want to say…?
Nima: Happy Winterval.
Charlotte: Peace and goodwill to all.
Mike: God bless us, every one.
Rob: Why be surprised when things you expect to happen occur? Reach for your T.O.E!
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