January 31, 2002 14:28


The Canadian tells NME.COM she fancies performing at the The Carling Weekend or Glastonbury...

Alanis Morissette
has revealed she wants to return to Britain this summer and play either GLASTONBURY or the CARLING WEEKEND festivals.

Talking to NME.COM in an exclusive interview after her one-off gig last week at London Kings' College, she said: "Festivals are one of my favourite things to do, so I'd love to come back here in the summer and maybe do some. I don't know if we've ever done Reading I'd like to come to play either of them, either that (Reading) or Glastonbury would be great."

She added she also keen to go the Burning Man festival in Arizona, US. "I wanna check that out and just wear a hat and go for it, run around naked in the mud like everyone else," she laughed.

Over here to promote current single 'Hands Clean', Alanis Morissette, 27, said she also planned to do some proper tour dates in the UK later this year to promote new album 'Under Rug Swept', out on March 4.

"(The UK) is one of my favourite places," she explained. "Just the people, and the openness and the uninhibited vibe and your humour is different from North America in a way that I find so charming and so hysterical. Always ironic, always a little sarcastic and just really quick. John Cleese world!"
Alanis Morissetteexplained that the new album's major themes were about "wanting to bridge gaps in relationships whether it be romantic ones between genders, between anything really."

But hinting at a possible rift with Madonna, boss of her record label Maverick, Alanis Morissette revealed she hasn't spoken to her "in a couple of years" and didn't know if she had even heard her new album yet.

Alanis Morissette also spoke of her extra-curricular activities in the three years between this and her last album, which involved playing in the Middle East, hanging out in Fiji, Alaska and Canada and starring in an episode of 'Sex And The City' where Carrie "investigates her sexuality for a hot minute" and the pair of them snog.

"It was fun," saidAlanis Morissette, who describes herself as "bisexual ...kind of everything...a sexual person with a man or a woman".

She continued: "I loosely call it acting 'cos I feel like I was just in this environment privileged to see how these three people work together and interacted."

Alanis Morissette said she wouldn't mind acting again if the right script came along, but in the meantime, she really wants to write. "I have intentions to write a book over the next couple of years and maybe even a screenplay. My book wouldn't be a novel. For the life of me I can't seem to write fiction...it would be philosophies and anecdotes and poems and thoughts and photos and paintings. I take a lot of photos and I'd love to share some of those."

'Hands Clean' is out February 18 with the album 'Under Rug Swept' to follow on March 4.

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