Discovered while busking in Tube stations, the indie-pop trio are heading out of the capital to promote their recently released first single and play Huddersfield, Bradford, Newcastle and York
How would you describe your sound? Jack Frimston: We’d say we’re indie-pop, so it’s upbeat and fun. Catchy tunes that are easy to pick up and get your foot tapping.
What informs your music and songwriting? Aaron Murphy: We get ideas for our songs from all over. Stories that happen to us, stories we see happening to friends and people around us. We might even be inspired by an episode of Coronation Street. We like our songs to have a good story behind them.
How have you evolved as an artist over the years? Matt Pickersgill: Well, when we first started out four years ago we were completely acoustic and focused more on the rapping side. As we’ve grown we’ve now got a band behind us with keys, bass and drums and we’ve developed more of an indie-pop sound, bringing in a bit of rap on the side.
What are you up to at the moment artistically? Frimston: We’ve just released our first single of the year but we’re always trying to write brand new material to release and come up with different concepts for videos and artwork.
Pickersgill: We like to pride ourselves on the creative side as well so we’re constantly thinking of new ideas and concepts for songs.
What’s on your rider? Frimston: I’d love to say we were really rock and roll and it was just red M&Ms but it’s pretty tame – towels, hot food, beer and water and honey. Although there was a mix-up with our rider over summer and they missed water off everywhere we turned up – there was just double the amount of beer. I guess we can’t complain.
Tell us your most embarrassing or surreal experience. Pickersgill: The most embarrassing would be when we supported Will Young at Betley to about 10,000 people. First song in one of the strings snapped and we didn’t have a back-up so Aaron had to run backstage whilst the rest of us stood there chatting with the audience. They had our back in the end after a few jokes.
Murphy: In terms of surreal, we got to meet Cee Lo Green after the show and ended up in his dressing room for a few hours drinking tequila and chatting about music. Still feels like a dream.
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