How does today feel and what does it look like?
Agor: I’m drinking a Corona next to a bunch of palm trees by the pool. I’ve been swimming in my underwear and I’m feeling really comfortable. I’ve had a bowl of granola and now I’m washing it down with Corona. If I’d thought about it more in-depth I probably wouldn’t have had the granola. But I also wasn’t really planning on having a Corona until I realised how chilled today would be. I’m also reading a really geeky book, A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway.
Describe your music to a five-year-old child.
Agor: It sounds like the feeling when your parents are taking you home from a dinner party. It’s late, you’re in the back of the car and you’re really tired and maybe it’s raining a little outside and you fall asleep as your parents drive you home.
If your music had a flavour and a texture, what would it taste, feel and look like?
Agor: It’s like the process of sublimation, when a solid turns into a gas without going through a liquid state.
Raphaelle: It’s a hot bowl of pho soup and you accidentally added too much hot sauce and it becomes a bit uncomfortable, but it’s good because it’s cleansing.
You know how there are some songs on our iPods that we have played three billion times? What food do you think is your ‘most played song’?
Raphaelle: On the road we eat loads of Clif bars, they are these organic, really intense granola bars. They can make you go for five hours, but if you eat loads you’ll fart a lot!
What kind of recipe would you like to share with us?
Raphaelle: We really love eating steamed yams with garlic!
Agor: Yeah, and banana bread which is super easy to make.
Blue Hawaii’s Yams & Banana Bread
bananas • raisins • nuts • flour
cinnamon • sugar • baking powder
• Mix together some mashed-up bananas, sugar, a bit of baking powder, salt, spelt flour, cinnamon, nuts, raisins and vanilla.
• I don’t know the proportions, just mix all the stuff together until you have a semi-liquid, viscous batter.
• Oil a baking tin, pour the mixture in it, bake at 175 °C for ± 45 mins.
• The banana bread will probably never fully ook. It will be a sticky delicious loaf that’s gonna impress all your friends, because it’s vegan and all that.
orange yams • garlic
olive oil • salt • pepper
• Steam some peeled yams with some garlic until soft.
• Mash them up, add some olive oil, salt and pepper and that’s it!
• You can also add some fried tofu to it if you like, but it’s delicious on its own.
Blue Hawaii make their Dutch debut on 23 May at Tivoli’s Spiegelbar in Utrecht. The show is free for Subbacultcha! members.