The north London alt-rockers are playing Parklife among other festivals this year. Despite becoming veterans at the music events drummer and vocalist Joel Amey admits he still goes unprepared.
Tell us what you’ve been up to since last summer?
We toured the UK with our buddies Drenge and Made Violent, then all three of us went over to the USA for a double whammy of shows. We spent December in the USA, which was nice, and we’re currently on our biggest UK tour. There was a lot in between. Mainly, my hair’s got long.
What festivals are you playing this year?
You can come see us at lots of fezzies this year – big ones including Coachella, Nos, Parklife, and a heap of very fun ones that we haven’t announced! Keep an eye out for them.
Who else are you excited to see at the festivals?
Can’t wait to watch Tame Impala in Spain, and hoping to see the ol’ boys Guns and Roses at Coachella and get my riff on.
If you could curate your own festival what would the line-up look like (artists dead or alive)?
Nick Cave, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Beck, Barroness, The Replacements (circa Let it Be), Bad Brains (circa ’82) and I’d bring back Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band for a headbending finisher.
What’s your best festival memory?
I have fond memories of seeing Beck at Electric Picnic with the rest of Wolf Alice, and me and Ellie caught Pond in Australia, which was equally massive.
What’s in your festival survival kit?
I have and will never have anything useful on me at a festival.
Apart from music, what should the ideal festival have?
Seeing who can collect the most paper cups off the ground, apparently.