“Our entire career, nobody ever took us seriously,” starts Zac Carper with a grin. “And rightfully so. I mean we do have songs called ‘Cheap Beer’ and ‘Cocaine’ so I understand. Half of it is our fault, but nobody’s taken us seriously. Nobody thought we’d be on the radio or play shows, so it goes to prove that nobody fucking really knows. Nobody knows anything.”
FIDLAR’s self-titled debut dances with drugs, parties hard and tries to numb the pain. It’s a torn page in staying young forever while ‘Too’ is an intense, emotional album that sees the gang embrace mistakes and sober up.
Third album, ‘Almost Free’ is the next step but it doesn’t see them growing up or settling down, so fear not. Instead, the record clings on for dear life as the band are tossed this way and that. That is the story of our generation after all.
“Getting older is just wild,” laughs Zac. “And nobody talks to you about it. Supposedly it gets easier, but I’m not sure.”
Life post-‘Too’ has been “pretty up and down” for FIDLAR. Touring saw them pogo between Europe and America countless times, keeping them busy and keeping them confined, so when they finally did get home, “it’s hard to be creative,” Zac says.
“Your brain space is all crazy. We have this thing called P.T.B.D. (Post Tour Band Disorder). After tour, you can’t deal with life, and it’s such a weird thing.”
Unfortunately, there was a whole lot of life to deal with.
“I was going through a crazy break up, and some of our friends were kind of going crazy.” The things they used to do to cope, like taking drugs all night, are exhausting when you’re older. “It takes me like two days to recover from the hangover now. It just ends up hurting! I don’t know man; it’s fucking wild.”