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The Liverpool band’s frontman James Skelly is looking forward to being on the same line-up as one of his favourite bands this festival season, but will be checking into the nearest hotel after watching them. They play Y Not Festival (29-31 July)

How would you describe your sound?
I would describe the sound of this album as the sound of resistance.

Tell us what you’ve been up to since last summer?
We recorded the new Coral album and I’ve been working on Blossoms, She Drew The Gun, Cut Glass Kings and Sundowners new albums.

What festivals are you playing this year?
We’re doing a few festivals this summer including T In The Park.

Who else are you excited to see at the festivals?
The Stone Roses at T in the Park, I’ve never seen them before. They’re one of my favourite bands ever.

If you could curate your own festival what would the line-up look like, with artists dead or alive?
My favourite live albums are the Red Devils at the King King, Peter Gree-era Fleetwood Mac live in Boston, and Stevie Ray Vaughan live in Montreal 1982, so they would all be involved. Robert Johnson, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Big Star, Can, Jimi Hendrix, The Stooges, John Lee Hooker, Public Enemy, Kraftwerk, The Bangles, Queen, Hawkwind and, if they’re lucky, I might let the Beatles play.

What’s your best festival memory?
When we played with Love and the Super Furries at Glasto.

What’s in your festival survival kit?
A hotel.

Apart from music, what should the ideal festival have?
A decent bog.

Antonia Charlesworth

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