Interview with Vega Bay

Jessica Austin/ November 23, 2018

I caught up with Vega Bay after they played the main support slot for King No-One. Vega Bay brought summer vibes to Rescue Rooms on a dreary November evening. Opening with ‘Drench’ and lead singer Sam asking the crowd to have a boogie with them, they then teased the release of new music, playing new song ‘So Far’. A crowd-pleaser

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The Courteeners @Rock City 19/11/2018 +Interview with Zuzu

Rebecca McDonald/ November 22, 2018

As we walked into the backstage area of Rock City, we were immediately enveloped in a hug by Liverpool-based indie singer-songwriter Zuzu. Hand-picked by indie-rock hall-of-fame The Courteeners as a supporting act for their UK tour, Zuzu was everything her energetic, sassy music would suggest. We had a chance to catch up with her before the show. So how did

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Interview with King Nun

Tom Evans/ November 22, 2018

A couple of hours before their show at the Bodega, I sat down with King Nun singer/guitarist Theo to talk about their ‘punk love songs’, ‘sending out an honest message’ and his mysterious connection with the number ‘57’. 19.11.18, 17:45, Bodega Social Club. ‘Why don’t we do love with a punk element? There must be a way to do a

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Interview with Dan – guitarist from Primal

Louis Romer/ November 9, 2018

You’re a Notts-based and you formed in the summer of 2017. Tell me a bit about how and where that came about? Absolutely. So, I’m the guitarist – I’m Dan. Rory is the singer and we used to go to school together. Went to all the same schools. And we were band mates really – over the previous few years

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Barns Courtney@ The Maze 06/11/2018 + Interview

Bethan Fletcher/ November 7, 2018

Still jet-lagged, but fueled by ample amounts of coffee, I sat down with Barns Courtney ahead of his sold-out gig at The Maze. So, you’ve just finished touring with the Wombats over in America, how was that? Oh man it was a lot of fun, the dates were really solid, one after another. I always really love playing support gigs,

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Interview with Bad Sounds

Arthur Joustra/ November 7, 2018

Arthur: It’s great to meet you, How’s the tour going so far? Callum: It’s been great, hands down the best tour we’ve ever done, I think mainly because we’re touring with our friends; Indoor Pets and Dylan Cartilage- bands that we genuinely like. It’s just been really fun and all the audiences have been really up for it. Emily: On

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Interview with IDLES

Ben Standring/ October 27, 2018

“Politics is something I’m interested in, but I don’t want to be called political and I certainly don’t want to be called punk.” The Mic meets Joe Talbot, frontman of Bristol band IDLES, to talk about the band’s immense recent success, faults in current society and their incredible live show. February 2017 was a month that many people will have

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In conversation with Dream Wife

Daisy Carter/ October 26, 2018

Only a few hours before Rakel (vocals), Alice (guitar) and Bella (bass)- otherwise known as Dream Wife- took to the stage for their sold out Nottingham show at Rescue Rooms, I joined them upstairs in the Red Room along with a few other fans, their brilliant support Queen Zee, and Alice’s grandma for what was officially called their ‘pre show

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Pre-show interview with The Blinders

Abby Clarke/ October 25, 2018

A couple of hours before their headline show at Bodega, I sat down with Matty, Charlie and Thomas, better known as the alternative political-punk band The Blinders. Nottingham marked a quarter of the way through their UK tour and the three were finding it great so far, having played in Birmingham the night before at The Castle and Falcon which

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Abby speaks with George Gadd before his UK tour kicks off

Abby Clarke/ October 23, 2018

I sat down with musician George Gadd on an unusually sunny October lunch time to chat about his ten-year anniversary of performing, his upcoming UK tour and some the highlights of his time in music. Going back to the start with George’s first ever performance, he told me that he used to have “floppy emo hair” and even put on

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