David Dallas X Lani Says – The Rose Tint Interview

Finally forced David Dallas to do an interview with me. A few quotes from the interview are there to whet your appetite, but you should listen to the whole thing, it’s really good. Honest.

A lot of times, especially me and my friends, we’ll get pissed and…start talking about our grand ambitions, this is what we’re gonna do, yeah, we’re gonna take over…

Take a Picture is more confident than Big Time. Big Time is hopeful…but Take a Picture, there’s an arrogance to it.

That was probably the most surreal moment of the last 3 months I was over there [in New York] just Buckshot introducing himself to me and saying he liked my stuff, I was like far out, that’s crazy.

You need people that have got some enthusiasm, that are gonna bring something positive to your life. Some people might be able to function in the situation where their personal life is in turmoil…I work better when my personal life is good, that’s when I do my best material.

Frontline ‘What You Expect’ I don’t think that’s depressing at all, it’s ‘Borrowed Time’ and I don’t really know why that is.

Even the title of ‘Borrowed Time’, I don’t know what I was thinking at that time…I was kinda like, this might be the last thing I ever do and if it doesn’t happen for me now, fuck, it’s all over.

13 Responses to David Dallas X Lani Says – The Rose Tint Interview

  1. Alex May 31, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    Wow! That really was a good interview. Shot!

    Fave bit: “I was dropping my girlfriend off at work” – you mean you? Haha.

  2. lei May 31, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    ahaha, yeah I was laughing on the inside when he said that.

  3. ngahuia May 31, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    lmao, “it’s like big time on the piss” that crack’s me up and also the “dropping the girlfriend off”, hard case!

  4. Isaac Hindin Miller May 31, 2011 at 11:53 pm #

    You guys are both gangz.

    Can’t wait for the show on Thursday!

  5. Talia June 1, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    cool interview Lanz… lol @ ‘did you think you were gonna die or something”

  6. Blunrbeats314 June 8, 2011 at 12:12 am #

    Definitely a refreshing interview. It’s not often that an artist gives a decent insight into their work. Great work L.

  7. G.I. Joe June 15, 2011 at 9:34 am #

    Finally got round to listening to this. Dave gives a solid background on each song which makes me want to listen to the album over and over again. Shot!

  8. number11 June 29, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    Should have asked him about postcard. really interested in where/how that came about.

  9. Toya August 7, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    Mean interview.

  10. DJ09 November 10, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    mean interview!! “..I work better when my personal life is good, that’s when I do my best material..” so true. Nothing worse than going into a gig having just come from a personal drama. A fan of both the artist and the blog.

    • lei November 11, 2011 at 2:29 am #

      Thanks! I’m a big fan of your sets at Hitch 🙂



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