Eat, sleep and breathe: Meursault

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  • 15 June 2012
Eat, sleep and breathe: Meursault

Neil Pennycook reveals some of the band’s on-the-road eating habits

What time is breakfast?
The five minutes between waking up and getting in the tour van.

Tea or coffee?

Smoking or non-smoking?

Sweet or savoury snacks?
Savoury. Anything peanut flavoured … except peanuts.

What food do you miss when you tour?
Melon. Except when melon is on the rider, in which case a different kind of melon.

Who’s the best cook you know?
That would be Sam, our drummer.

What’s on your rider?
Cheese, fruit, bread … Nesquik (this is a real deal breaker).

Which country/city has the best food?
Zurich, Switzerland. Cabbage and chestnuts, oh yes.

Do you eat out a lot?
On tour? Yeah, it kind of comes with the territory.

Do you drink onstage?
Only Nesquik – strawberry, or no show.

Meursault launch new album Something For The Weakened at Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Sat 7 Jul, also playing AwayGame, Isle of Eigg, Fri 20–Sun 22 Jul and ThistlyFest, Belhaven (near Dunbar), Sat 28 Jul.


The Edinburgh indie/folktronica band, back again after Neil Pennycook did a stint as Supermoon.

The Insider Festival

A small and intimate contender on the Scottish music festival scene. Set in the gardens and woodlands of Inshriach House by Aviemore, it brings together 300 Scottish musicians to offer something special to its 1000 guests.

Fence Records' Away Game

Boutique Fife label Fence Records goes on its second jaunt to the Isle of Eigg, taking a few hundred lucky music fans with it. The first Away Game in 2010 was roundly accepted as being a magical event, with performances from Slow Club, Cate Le Bon, Francois & the Atlas Mountains, King Creosote, Pictish Trail and…

Thistly Cross Cider Fest

Camping is available at this weekend of live music, local food, fun and games. Featuring a showcase of the best craft beer and real ales from home and abroad plus the full range of Scottish fruit and traditional ciders. A festival bus runs from Dunbar station.

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