Rock Band, FIFA and broken laptops on stage – we catch up with indie upstarts The Whip

We’ve played a lot of Rock Band That’s a pretty funny game to play. I'm a secret drummer so I like to play the drums on it. FIFA is a favo

We’ve played a lot of Rock Band

That’s a pretty funny game to play. I'm a secret drummer so I like to play the drums on it. FIFA is a favourite too. Nath (bass) and I play out a fantasy fixture. Wolves are my team and Burnley his and we play it in all the top stadiums, like Old Trafford. It's an emotional fantasy.

Satnav has made us stop having to ask people where the venue is when we get into town

We used to have to ask someone where the gig was. We'd do it right outside the venue. We did it in Middlesbrough with the 'Empire' sign right behind the woman we asked, and she said she didn't know where it was.

We’ve lost 2 laptops amidst the wrath of gigs

We had one break on us early on in Leeds during the first song so we had to just stop the gig. The second one broke during the last song at another gig when Nath spat vodka in my face but half missed and spat the rest on the laptop. It died instantly.

I download now but still buy something in the flesh if i really like it for the artwork

I like the Vampire Weekend album and the MGMT one too. But a lot of dance singles really, like the bloody beetroots, the shoes, crookers, riva starr, buy now and raw man.