Sounds Crafty: The Phoenix Foundation
Top: The Phoenix Foundation
They've toured with the Finn brothers, supported Split Enz, recorded the original score to the movie "Eagle Vs. Shark", and released three critically acclaimed albums. Back at home after a sell-out New Zealand tour, The Phoenix Foundation's Richie Singleton and Conrad Wedde shared with us their crafty experiences and Felt favourites...
Did you make stuff when you were a kid?
What's your earliest or most vivid craft-related memory?
Are you crafty or do you make stuff now, and if so, what do you make?
What's the best handmade thing you've ever been given?
Assuming time, materials and cost are no object and you were given the opportunity to make anything you wanted, what would you make? Richie: A grandfather clock.
Do you think craft suffers from pre-conceived notions of lace covered coat hangers and toilet roll covers? If yes, any suggestions for how craft can improve its image?
If you were a crafty superhero, what would your name and superpower be? Richie: Captain Wood.
If your music took physical shape what would it look like? What would it be made of?
Hot glue gun, needle and thread or hammer and nails?
Have you ever worn something you've made on stage or in public?
Why would you buy something handmade?
Keep an eye out for The Phoenix Foundation's fourth album, due for release later this year.