‘NME’ Interview: Nikolai Fraiture Hated Playing The Spiral In New York City

by Eric Van Dril · 15 comments

This NME interview was conducted backstage at this year’s Benicassim Festival. Nikolai gives a lot of non-answers, but one of questions asked was: What’s the craziest thing a fan has ever said to you? His answer alone is worth watching.

The NME video player sucks, so I’m going to place the embedded video after the jump.

If the video doesn’t work for you, head over to NME here to watch it.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tank July 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm

It doesn’t work! nor does the link

2 Tank July 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm

It doesn’t work! neither does the link

3 Eric Van Dril July 19, 2011 at 7:24 pm

This link should work: http://www.nme.com/news/the-strokes/58115

NME sucks.

4 Hanan July 20, 2011 at 10:29 am

hahaha oh Nikolai. why would he expect lobster-restaurant patrons to be into good music?!

man that tattoo idea is genius. Fab drew a hippo on my copy of the Little Joy lp, maybe I should get that tattooed…

5 naked July 20, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Niko should be the last person to do interviews. I understand that 99% of the interviewers ask the most retarded and stale questions possible, but he is so awkward and boring that it makes it worse.

How come we never see Fab doing interviews? He’s always interesting and funny in interviews. Or Nick (even though he sounds like a 16 year old girl bitching about his period)

6 heather July 20, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Yeah, Niko does come across a little awkward at times, but its cute and endearing.He seems so shy. I’m wondering if he and Albert have been doing most of the interviews lately because they wrote the least on Angles? Fab and Nick haven’t done interviews in a while and I miss Julian interviews. :\

7 Eric Van Dril July 20, 2011 at 11:15 pm

@Hanan — You should, hippos are rad and total savs.

@naked — Yeah, I kind of agree with you. I don’t know why Fab hasn’t done one this entire time. Maybe he was instrumental in solving a lot of The Strokes’ problems within? I don’t know. It seems like he’s probably on good terms with everybody.

@heather — I kind of thought the same thing, but Nick’s done a couple interviews and Fab hasn’t done any. I don’t know. Maybe they just drew straws. I miss Julian interviews too. So so so much.

8 Olivia July 21, 2011 at 11:37 am

Maybe they send Nick out because you can never really tell what’s going on since he never gives clear answers and always monotony… Maybe the others would reveal too much about the band and etc…

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