New Times: The other member of your band, the Duke of Pannekoeken, is a producer at the videogame company Harmonix. Do you guys actually play any of the many games you've got music in?
Liz: I've played them a little, but I am really bad at them!
Sean: We [the non-Duke members] are pretty bad at videogames in general. We have a PlayStation 2, because a fan sent Liz one for her birthday a few years ago. I generally like Lego Star Wars. Not much for the music games, generally speaking...
When can we expect Freezepop themselves to make it into a videogame?
Liz: Oh, that'd be cool! We should start pestering Harmonix about that...
Sean: We do appear onscreen in Frequency and Amplitude [the first rhythm games from Harmonix]. In Frequency, we are animated, but Amplitude used still photographs of us. Kind of cool!
OK, you've also had more than a few tunes used on TV shows, including the Hills and the L Word – do you guys actually watch television?
Liz: We watch some TV, although not generally the shows that we've been in.
If you could pick one act from the 1980s to do a world tour with, which would it be?
Liz: Duran Duran. I still have a huge crush on Simon Le Bon.
Sean: Depeche Mode.
Same question; this time please pick a band from the 1990s.
Liz: Takako Minekawa. The 1990s were really bad times for happy synth music, and hearing "Fantastic Cat" was like the first ray of sunshine after a long, dark winter.
What about an act from the '00s?
Liz: Junior Senior would have been pretty fun. They put on one of the most fun live shows I've ever seen.
Sean: Ladytron? Goldfrapp? Roisin Murphy?
What can the Vagabond and Respectables crowds expect this weekend?
Liz: They should come prepared to dance. We like it when people dance.
Sean: Lots of keytars and unexpected metal guitar noodling!