Before right now our favourite ‘ticktocks’ have been a song by Ke$ha and a loyal robot in Return To Oz that can’t wind itself up. Both of those are a) quite old b) spelled ‘tik-tok’, so thank goodness there’s a new contender to the throne.

Sebastian Zieler (aka ticktock) combines sparse yet sparkling electronica with muted pop heartbeats to conjure subtly upbeat visions of a better world. Kinda like an Idiot Glee that looks forwards rather than backwards. In Zieler’s words “It’s techno-optimistic sci-fi, really. Hopeful and longing fantasy.” His words are better than ours. That being the case, we asked for more words, and found out whilst we admire those tribute band ambitions, we 100% would not go to that show.

If I had to describe my music in 3 words, I’d use… 

Amplius Tres Crystallolexis. That’s a three-word spell that would allow me to use more words.

My favourite film ever is…
I don’t have a favourite film, but the film that currently pops up in my mind the most is Only Lovers Left Alive.

The most famous person I’ve met is…
Casper Christensen is a Danish comedian. He once ordered a roast chicken from me.

The song I hate the most is…
My little sister and I text each other earworms most days. There’s no winning. The other day I sent her Fool’s Garden’s ‘Lemon Tree’, and while she proved immune, I’ve had it stuck in my head ever since. (n.b. LiS just listened to this and now we don’t know what to think about anything)

Bad job and bad feels is a bad combo.

The worst job I’ve ever had is…
Dishwashing in an Italian restaurant at seventeen while heartbroken. Bad job and bad feels is a bad combo.

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
U2. And we would only play the chorus of ‘In The Name Of Love’ for the entire set.

My favourite word is…
This changes daily. Today it’s a tie between “Vulva” and “Volvo”.

If I had a super power I’d want it to be…
Flying.

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
To 500 semi-naked, tripping people in the woods. So, festivals. I’d like to play more of those.

I think you should listen to…
Perhaps some or all of these today

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
I would love to see Grimes.