What motivates you?
I feel incredibly lucky that I get to play music for a living. I used to work in a suit and tie and that’s life for most people. Or it can be worse: my brother works in a factory operating heavy machinery. That makes me really respect my job so I work hard to put on a good show.
Has anything funny happened to you while you were performing?
We were playing in North Carolina just before Halloween and I thought I was hallucinating. I saw something glowing like a space invader, you know, that old school video game? I thought someone had splashed me with acid. It turned out to be some guy’s glowing hat.
What would you do if you weren’t in music?
Well, I was a political science major in college, so I’d do that. Or I’d be a spy, if I had the qualifications.
What acts are you most looking forward to at the Laneway Festival 2013?
Bat for Lashes; I think she (Natasha Khan) has a great voice, and Japandroids because they’re from the same part of British Columbia where I’m from.
Divine Fits plays at the Laneway Festival 2013 on January 26 at Gardens by the Bay.