Music Q&A:
The Herron Brothers

Two brothers from Derby, Paul and Steven return with new album The Last Ones Left and feelgood single Don't Let You Down, and are touring this month

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What was your favourite moment when recording The Last Ones Left album?
Paul: When I heard the mixing work that Steven had done on Michael Palin. It was not supposed to be on the album but he’d been working on it on the sly, and when I heard it I knew it had to go on.
Steven: I enjoyed every single moment of it, especially finishing the flippin’ thing!

What informs your music and songwriting?
Paul: Classic band pop, which to me encompasses The Beatles to The Clash, Crowded House to Paul Simon.
Steven: It all depends what we’re listening to, what we’re eating and what we’re watching at the time. I think there’s a bit of a Crowded House, Baked Potato, Walking Dead kind of vibe to this album.

How have you evolved as a band over the years?
Paul: We’ve devolved. There use to be five of us and now officially there are only two.
Steven: And sometimes even that feels like too much.

What are you up to at the moment artistically?
Paul: We have just finished the shoot for our third single today, and as we speak I’m going through the footage at the beginning of the editing process. We’re doing this one ourselves as we have zero budget left!
Steven: To be honest, very little. It’s nice to let your mind reboot a bit after spending months and months working on an album, and concentrate on every musician’s favourite thing – admin.

Tell us your most embarrassing or surreal experience.
Paul: I was walking down Derby high street once early in the morning after a club, and an adult fox dressed up in some kind of bizarre costume jumped into the cab I was going to get. I got in after it to have a go at it and ended up taking it home as it was lame. I nursed it back to health and discovered it was a dog.
Steven: I can’t compete with that.

What song do you wish you’d written?
Paul: One Dark Moment.
Steven: Happy Birthday, because royalties.

What’s your worst lyric?
Paul: “Hey there smelly, whacha doin in that welly? Wouldn’t you like to see my kitchen once or twice a month?”
Steven: “You’ll never be on your own, if your eyes are made out of stone.” Urghhh.

What can we expect from your UK tour this October?
Paul: Reworked versions of our songs to fit with a two guitar-two vocal kind of approach, and a lot of crowd interaction as that’s what it’s all about.
Steven: Two blokes, harmonies, trying to remember the words, talking too much between songs, weight gain.

The Herron Brothers’ tour includes 81 Renshaw Liverpool, 21 Oct

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