During the interview in question last May, presenters Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie asked the musician (real name Josh Tillman) about his “lothario” alter-ego and Christian upbringing, with Tillman responding with dead silence or blunt replies.
After the interview, Radcliffe took to Twitter to vent his frustrations about the interview, asking “What was [Father John Misty] trying to do/be?”. Father John Misty later tweeted, “I miss you Lauren Laverne”, referring to the pair’s colleague at 6 Music.
Speaking to The Guardian, Tillman has now accepted blame for the disastrous interview, saying: “Sometimes I just suck. The truth of the matter is it has not been a good year. I have substance-abuse problems. That morning, I was completely fucked up. This was Fear and Loathing level. I’ve got these lizard men with English accents doing this Laurel-and-Hardy act on me and I just couldn’t deal with it. It’s not as if those guys were so horrible. It’s me. It’s my fault.”
Listen to the interview in full beneath:
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