Ahead of their set at Exeter Phoenix on January 11th (supporting Joe Talbot’s DJ set) we chatted to Olly and James (Danny and George were still on the M5!) from Bristol based 4 piece HEAVY LUNGS about the music scene in Bristol, their upcoming HEADLINE UK tour, George’s knitted roast, the Bristol homecoming show at The Louisiana, things they CANNOT live without whilst on tour, the BROS documentary, festival likes and dislikes, Riggsy and Olly’s amplifier fetish…..
When we heard that Joe Talbot, the enigmatic frontman from punk band IDLES was paying Exeter Phoenix a visit on 11th January for a DJ set, we thought it’d be nice to chat to one of the bands that will be supporting him on the night. The band are called SPITTING BLOOD and we collared their singer Dave Growler for a few minutes to chat between knocking out festive fodder at the pub where he works, here’s how we got on….
SNEW is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California. Consisting of founders Curtis Don Vito (lead singer), Andy Lux (lead guitar), and Mark Ohrenberger (drums), along with Lenny Spickle (rhythm guitar). SNEW has released four albums, numerous singles and has sustained a steady tour schedule across the US along with occasional major festival appearances. SNEW maintains an international fan base with critical acclaim from major publications and radio around the world. We wanted to find out more about this band so we arranged to have a chat with Curtis Don Vito, here’s how we got on….
We heard that LESS THAN JAKE had recently landed on UK soil and were making their way around the country, playing sold out shows to their loyal followers, we were invited along to Bristol to chat to Chris Demakes from the band about the tour, what they enjoy most about being in the UK and most importantly, how wild the after show parties are, read on to find out all this and more!
Laura Beth from BBC Radio Manchester caught up with ‘She Robot’ ahead of the festival to chat about what she has in store for the lucky punters….
We’d heard great things about Bristol three piece SOEUR and invited them to take part in our famous ‘Intro’ section which hundreds of bands have enjoyed being a part of in the past. We caught up with them after their recent show in Torquay where we chatted about dream festival lineups, Bristol and what people can do to help keep independent music venues doing what they do to keep music alive, read on to see how we got on….
I’d been given the chance to chat to the legend that is Glen Matlock who’s musical CV is as long as your arm. Amongst his numerous achievements is the co-authoring of 10 of the 12 tracks on ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols’ which is quite possibly THE most seminal punk rock album in the world ever. He also created some amazing music with bands such as Rich Kids, London Cowboys and later on The International Swingers.
“A lush blend of heavy riffs and detailed melodies make for an interesting live show, Dead Ground are an act to keep an eye on” - musomuso.com
I was expecting big things, but that was better than I could’ve imagined… stunning live tracks, just brilliant, watch out for them – James Santer, BBC Introducing
New artist ILIRA is pleased to unleash her debut single "Whisper My Name" via Sony Music. This is a sassy first offering from the Kosovo-Albanian artist who now resides in Berlin. With production that practically fizzes with attitude, plus a fun, colourful video to accompany it- Whisper My Name cements ILIRA as a fresh new pop prospect. We caught up with ILIRA to chat about her musical upbringing, her influences and future plans....
I received an email from a lady called Vicky who I couldn't help thinking I knew...... It wasn't until she mentioned a band called THE RAMONAS until it all clicked into place (she plays in the band). She told me of a new band called COCKWOMBLE that she was in and that they had just launched a new EP 'Henchmen', we took a listen and fell in love with it straight away and decided it would be a great time to have a chat and learn a little more about this upbeat trio of talent from Brighton, here's how we got on.
The Prids are a 4 piece Post-rocky-noisey-pop band hailing from Portland, Oregon, Henry Rollins said this about them "The Prids are not only a really good band but they are also very nice people", so who were we to argue, we caught up with Mistina La Fave and David Frederickson for a quick chat about their favourite producers, a dream band lineup and their favourite movies, here's how we got on....
We first saw Kitty, Daisy & Lewis when they played in Exeter a couple of years ago, we instantly fell in love with their music and their live show is a sight to behold. We saw that they were booked to play at Beautiful Days Festival and thought it was about time we had a quick chat to see what they've been up to lately. We caught up with Daisy Durham to chat about babies, new material and what it is they love about festivals....