LISTEN: PORT ISLA - STEAMROLLER

July 21 2014

LISTEN: LION BARK– COME IN TO MY ARMS

July 14 2014

LISTEN: JOSH RECORD PLAYLIST

(Source: Spotify)

July 8 2014

LISTEN: THE MISPERS - DARK BITS 

July 7 2014

A CHAT WITH JOSH RECORD

July 4 2014

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What is your favourite tour memory?

Man, I’ve had the honour of supporting some of my favourite bands and I’ve had some great moments, but what happens on tour stays on tour, to be honest! However, there was a festival in Germany at the most random Butlins-esque holiday park. It was so random that an hour before the gig, my band and I decided to do an adult high ropes course. It was so scary. It was so un-rock ‘n’ roll with our harnesses and our fear, that it stands out for me as a good old-fashioned proper laugh.

If you could listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?

My favourite song of all time is Mercy Mercy Me by Marvyn Gaye. I reckon I could love, laugh and cry to that for the rest of my life.

What’s your favourite venue to perform in?

I love performing in churches and cathedrals; the reverbs in those rooms are incredible. I also love playing in people’s living rooms! I’m going to be doing another house tour soon, so look out for dates!

In one sentence, how would you describe your music?

My music is honest and raw, atmospheric and harmonic, and I hope it draws you in from the first note.

What’s the story/inspiration behind Alaska?

My friends and I wanted an adventure. Fifteen of us flew to New York, put in £100 each and bought an old school bus, driving it all the way to Alaska. It was an incredible experience, especially as I was the last to leave Alaska, sleeping in the empty bus on my own in the wild!

LISTEN: REBECCA CLEMENTS - COMA BOY

June 30 2014

LISTEN: BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE - I WON’T COMPLAIN

June 23 2014

LISTEN: THE NIGHT VI - WONDERLUST

June 16 2014

LISTEN: SHY NATURE PLAYLIST

(Source: Spotify)

June 14 2014

A CHAT WITH SHY NATURE

June 12 2014

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What is your favourite tour memory?

Will:

One is playing a last minute acoustic show in a burrito cafe while at a festival in Canterbury. It was packed and had a really nice vibe. We were handed the biggest burritos I’ve ever seen right after playing, which made running to the gig we were meant to be playing at next a bit of a struggle.

Matt:

But definitely worth it.

Gary:

Louisiana in Bristol was the last show of our first headline tour, back in February. Some of the audience and The Creases (who were on tour with us) jumped on stage and sang along to our final song, Deadly Sin. It was a really memorable end to the tour.

If you could listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Will:

‘May You Never’ by John Martyn. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of that song.

Gary:

Radiohead’s ‘Pyramid Song’. I think it’s such a perfect piece of music; it has everything.

Matt:

Maybe ‘All Right’ by Christopher Cross. It was the first track I played in 2014 at my own NYE party. I find his smooth voice kind of inspirational.

What’s your favourite venue to perform in?

Will:

So far I’d say The Blind Tiger in Brighton. We played there at The Great Escape this year. It was packed with a great crowd and the sound was massive. Amazing gig.

Matt:

That it was also your birthday made that one extra fun. Personally I loved playing the Forum in Kentish Town, as it’s across the road from our flat, so we could nip back for a cup of tea after sound check.

Gary:

The Kazimier in Liverpool. It’s got a quaint octagonal shape and surrounding balcony with cabaret-style furniture. A really unique space and the sound is huge.

In one sentence, how would you describe your music?

Will:

Rock music with two guitars, a bass, a drum kit, an organ and four men singing – sometimes loud, sometimes quiet, always with energy.

What’s the story/inspiration behind ‘She Comes She Goes’?

Will:

The inspiration came from walking around London and wondering what goes on in all the buildings. It blows my mind to think how many different lives there are stacked up in vast, high-rise office blocks throughout the city. Each floor contains a new set of achievements, problems, successes, failures, love stories and gossip, with endless numbers of companies and people trying to outdo each other.

Matt:

It reminds me of being out late near Liverpool Street one night, looking up at patchy lights in the massive towers. The song plays on the fickle nature of business, and how fortunes are now made and lost more dramatically than ever before.