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Fraser McAlpine | 17:10 UK time, Friday, 17 August 2007

Elliot Minor

It all seemed so easy at first. A bit of a listen to Elliot Minor's really-very-good 'Jessica' for review purposes, some conversations with the band's people about maybe getting to speak to Alex from the band in an interview situation, a brief chat with some ChartBlog Street Team people to help get some questions together, a wander into the ChartBlog studio at the alloted hour, what could possibly go wrong?

Well, Alex could be speaking on a mobile phone with an appallingly bad signal, and then jetting off on his holiday immediately afterwards, so that all we were left with was a half-finished conversation, in which his replies kept cutting out, and were entirely unusable.

Thankfully, compared to situations which are actually geniunely bad, this was no big deal. And after a week or two, we finally got our man. But, boring story though it is, you needed to know all this, to explain why there's a couple of moments in the interview where we go back over questions which got asked the first time.

AlexWhat I Expected: Salacious tales of McFly's backstage habits...salacious tales of naughty music schoolboys doing illicit rocking...in short, salacious tales of gratuitous sax and extreme violins.
What I Did Not Expect: To fall helplessly in love with the phrase 'internal rustification' and therefore attempt to work it into every single sentence. I'm still doing it now!


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Your ChartBlog interviewer was: Fraser M

Here's the video for 'Jessica'. Music students, keep your ears on those harmonies. Guitar students, there's a tasty solo half-way through. Fit-boy students, apparently there's hotties in thie video, depending on your taste, naturally...

Elliot Minor are also available in MySpace form...


  1. At 08:20 PM on 17 Aug 2007, Kerri wrote:

    how DID you come up with such good questions?! :P

    ps yayyyyyyy :D

  2. At 08:42 PM on 18 Aug 2007, jenny wrote:

    hehe you do make me giggle XD fit boy students? genius =D elliot minor are so awesome

  3. At 05:17 PM on 19 Aug 2007, Tracey McIntyre wrote:

    This interview is fantastic, I love Elliot Minor so much. Love it. :)

  4. At 05:48 PM on 19 Aug 2007, terri wrote:

    awww alex bless him them questions where random. Alot about mcfly there.

  5. At 06:11 PM on 19 Aug 2007, Charli wrote:

    gosh. how i love elliot minor.
    seen them twice. was amazinggg both times.
    Alex is such a sweetheart. Dead gorgeous :P


    Amazingg. Band.


  6. At 06:37 PM on 19 Aug 2007, Jessica wrote:

    Hehe this interview is wicked! :D

    Internal rustication...love it!!!
    Although I would advise the guys to NOT refilm the Jessica vid in their chorister uniforms haha I think that it would be a total cringe to infinity moment! :P Even if I would still think they rocked, I expect I'd also probably think what the ****? haha

    Anyhoo love it lots and lots, good work!!!

  7. At 06:39 PM on 19 Aug 2007, Elliot Minor fan!!!! wrote:

    And are extremely good looking too.

  8. At 10:24 PM on 19 Aug 2007, PBG wrote:

    Hell yeah are they fit lol! Especially Alex and Ed....Teddy is rather gorgeous as well.....*wink wink* I HAVE MY GUITAR! YAY!

  9. At 10:14 PM on 20 Aug 2007, Beki wrote:

    i could listen to Alex all day he is so sweet! bless him!!

    he sounds quite nervous with all the erms

    wana give him a cuddle


  10. At 10:16 AM on 21 Aug 2007, Katie wrote:

    haha that interview is so funny XD

    internal rustification Lol

  11. At 11:30 AM on 21 Aug 2007, harri wrote:

    Nice interview! :)
    ohh how i love Elliot Minor haha!

    Bless Alex's lil cotton socks! ;] lmao!!
    xx xx

  12. At 10:04 AM on 22 Aug 2007, Lauren wrote:

    I love Alex!!!!

    He's adorable and his voice is sooooo sexy!

    Iwanna cry everytime i hear his voice lol

    He's lush..


  13. At 07:06 PM on 22 Aug 2007, Joshua wrote:

    Elliot Minor are awesome!
    I've seen them live twice and they were great both times.
    Really like their music and style.

    Can't wait for the album!!

  14. At 09:08 AM on 23 Aug 2007, naomi thaw wrote:

    the questions r so good....... and elliot minor r the best :) jessica is such a good song........ i'v seen them live and they r ace :D

  15. At 03:55 AM on 25 Aug 2007, Non Fan wrote:

    Im sorry but i've seen these guys live on (sadly) more than one occasion and they are nothing to write home about. their single jessica lacks a almost everthing that makes an average song average. Sadly for these guys they are less than average and the masses will agree. There is only so long a band like this can ride the wave of 14 year old female fans before their shelf life expires. Anyone remember Busted and their swift introduction into the bargin bin? See you there soon guys!

    [I'm almost entirely sure that Elliott Minor would be OVERJOYED to have the same kind of career ride as Busted. They were HUGE. Also, please don't call people 'the masses', it's rude. - Fraser]

  16. At 10:07 PM on 25 Aug 2007, Kerri wrote:

    excuse me 'non fan' but i happen to like this band. i am a 17 year old girl. i was meant to see them with an 18 year old MALE friend and i couldnt go 'cus i was ill so instead his OLDER sister went and they had a great time.

    busted only had a short shelf life 'cus remember THEY BROKE UP. although i wasnt a fan of busted and i am now not a fan of mcfly i do respect the members of both bands.

    anyhoo, if you dont like them then why did you go to see them multiple times?!

  17. At 01:29 PM on 26 Aug 2007, Kerri wrote:

    aww, i posted a comment but the goblins have got it.. and as been as frasers away im guessing that means its lost forever :'(

  18. At 01:35 PM on 26 Aug 2007, Kerri wrote:


    since when has sooty (as in sooty and sweep) been part of elliot minor!? i cant believe ive only just noticed that

  19. At 03:08 PM on 26 Aug 2007, PBG wrote:

    Lol I wondered why sooty was in the picture when I first saw it on the page.....bless. I loved sooty when I was younger. How times have changed......
    Oh, and btw 'non fan' that was a bit stupid to go and see them on multiple occasions if you don't even like them! psh. 'nuff said.

  20. At 04:31 PM on 26 Aug 2007, Kerri wrote:

    PBG, are you saying you dont still love sooty? he rocks :D

    ps thanks to whoever found my comment and made sure it was up :)

  21. At 09:05 PM on 26 Aug 2007, Sarah wrote:

    I like Elliot Minor, saw them live they were great, its just a shame that they were so stuck up they would only talk to their mates they brought with them.... still good band none the less. Ps Im 22 age doesnt matter its called ur ear pallets taste! :) regards

  22. At 11:41 AM on 27 Aug 2007, PBG wrote:

    I thought it'd be babyish if i said 'oh yeah, I still have my sooty hand puppet at home. sooty rocks!' but you caught me out so i better confess that actually sooty is quite awesome. I named my albino rabbit sooty! its a satanic rabbit.....it very rarey lets me sroke him. meh.

  23. At 05:43 PM on 27 Aug 2007, becca wrote:

    omg that was awesome! love Elliot Minor they rock! it was so funny bless lol and Alex well his hot hehe!!!

  24. At 10:29 AM on 01 Sep 2007, claire wrote:

    awww alexx

    tehe he always sounds so arkward in interviews...

    nice questions...

    internal rustification



  25. At 02:42 PM on 01 Sep 2007, elise wrote:

    wow i love love love love love elliot minor...all their songs are fabby fab.... and they ar HOT what more could you ask for! xxxxxxxxxx

  26. At 03:56 PM on 01 Sep 2007, Lucy wrote:

    These guys are fab, there playing at Butser Hill right near me i cant believe it no1 good ever comes around here! Cant wait - great interview! Luxxx

  27. At 08:24 PM on 02 Sep 2007, Joely wrote:

    is it just me or does alex have the nicest eyes and voice ever!!!!

  28. At 06:23 PM on 03 Sep 2007, Katrina wrote:

    i love Elliot Minor!! great interview--and they are all fit-boy students..any chance you still have Alex's number? =]

  29. At 07:24 PM on 03 Sep 2007, tasha wrote:

    i saw them in manchester in june
    and they were effing amazing

    bloomin heck cant decide who i like most 0_o
    theyre all fairly yum bum
    the interviews well funny
    wanna give them all a big fat hug :)


  30. At 02:04 AM on 05 Sep 2007, Nessie-chan wrote:

    Whoever said that Elliot Minor aren't friendly i think didnt actually meet the real band xD Because they rely on their fans to keep going and LOVE speaking to them!

    Good interview. Hope to catch you guys soon again!

  31. At 12:02 PM on 12 Sep 2007, Sarah wrote:

    they sound nothing like my chemical romance of mcfly so ppl who say that are talkin nonsesne.
    and anyway ed minton him self his my number and we call eachother regualry!

  32. At 12:11 AM on 16 Oct 2007, Ali wrote:

    I don't normally post things on sites like this, but to the person who said they were stuck up: I've saw them 4 times now, and all 4 times they've taken loads of time to talk to their fans after the show, signed autographs and taken pictures with them even though they were knackered! Even if you don't like their music, you can't deny their dedication to their fans. I have to say they're the most down-to-earth and hard working band I've heard of and they really do deserve to do well!! Apart from the fact they're dedicated, their music is fantastic and they're lovely guys - you don't get much better than that!

  33. At 06:30 PM on 29 Oct 2007, Caroline smith wrote:

    aw thats was so funny!! XD internal rustication!! that will live with me forever lol

  34. At 08:44 PM on 29 Oct 2007, Ella wrote:

    Elliot Minor Rock My World! :P


    Ella_X :]

  35. At 12:17 PM on 26 Nov 2007, sara wrote:

    elliot minor kick ass

  36. At 05:00 PM on 05 Feb 2008, JJ wrote:

    U ROCK ALEX!!!!
    Gud answer Alex-All things bright and beautiful.

    When r u coming back 2 Sheffield????
    and r u going to do a CD signing in Maedowhall, HMV music store-becasue i definately wnt 2 meet you and say hi.

    Anyway gtg and meet up with band.

    JJ xXxXx

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