Friday, March 13, 2009

The Mannequins

Ash and Jono met for the first time on a shot for a Topman campaign earlier this year. "We kept on bumping into each other at various shoots," explains Jono. "One night, after the Balenciaga show at Paris Fashion Week, we drunkenly joked about starting a band. Three weeks later, we were in a studio with Tom rehursing together."

The Mannequins play raw old-school punk that references everything from Adam Ant to Pantera. It comes as a bit of a suprise then, when the Mannequins also list High School Musical as a sorce of inspiration. "We're working on our own renditions of the songs" laughs Jono. "We were thinking of getting Zac Efron to do backing vocals for us."

" I don't care what they sound like dude." -Emily Witte

Image and wording DAZED & CONFUSED MAG- FEB 09

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