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- Posted on Sep 21st 2009 4:30PM by Steve Baltin
"When we first started the band I studied fine art and Katie [White] was doing a lot of costume design and we used to do our paint parties," Jules Di Martino tells Spinner of the party's origins. "A lot of our friends are artists and we used to kind of graffiti and paint walls while we did gigs in our little rehearsal space."
The duo of Di Martino and White looked relatively unscathed compared to the rainbow crowd, absolutely covered in paint that shone brilliantly in the ultraviolet light, all the more impressive jumping up and down in unison to hits like 'Shut Up and Let Me Go' and the closing 'That's Not My Name.' But Di Martino assured Spinner he and White were in on the festivities, which took place in between supporting gigs for Pink. "I think it was so hot at the gig on stage that the paint as it hit us just disintegrated or diluted," he said. "But it was funny, we all went backstage, took off our tracksuits and all our underwear was completely dyed an orange-y red."
The paint-splattered underwear was well worth it for the pair -- besides having a blast, the duo got some artwork for upcoming 12" singles of 'Great DJ.' "We've got all those sleeves that are on the wall and they look absolutely fantastic," DiMartino said. "So they're gonna be kind of 12" sleeves designed by the audience, which are gonna be fantastic when we give them out."