Interview with Estrons

Andre Arrache/ October 23, 2018

“You Say I’m Too Much, I Say You’re Not Enough” is the debut album by the alternative welsh band Estrons, and two days after the release, I talked with Rhodri, the guitarrist, right after an intimate and energetic live in-store performance in Rough Trade Nottingham and chatted about the new album, touring and aliens. You guys have been touring a

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Interview with Black Peaks

Sean Hubbard/ October 15, 2018

I interviewed Black Peaks’ frontman Will Gardner before their show at Rough Trade and spoke about their new album, their influences and most importantly, his famed moustache. Who were your biggest influences with this album? W: Mastodon, Tool, All Them Witches, Oh Brother, Elder, Meshuggah. How was the writing different from “Statues”? W: Dave [new bassist] came along half way

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Interview with Hunter and the Bear

Harriet Kilner/ October 15, 2018

This month saw up-and-coming rock sensations Hunter and the Bear completing their UK tour, taking their sold-out show from the impressive Scala in London to our very own Bodega. I caught up with them in the Bodega’s modest dressing room (picture a walk-in wardrobe with big band names nonchalantly scribbled on the wall and a toilet at one end) before

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Fatherson @ Rock City 08/10/2018 +Interview!

Bethan Fletcher/ October 15, 2018

Scottish alt rock band Fatherson have toured with bands such as Biffy Clyro, Panic! At the Disco and Interpol. Only three weeks after the release of their third album ‘Sum of All Your Parts”, I caught up with them for a quick chat about becoming celebrity chefs, being prophesied sons, and everything in between. I walked into the dressing room

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Interview with Black Honey

Ben Standring/ October 12, 2018

Four years since indie-rockers Black Honey first entered our world, The Mic joins the Brighton band shooting for the stars to discuss their self-titled debut record, life on the road and what the future holds for a band with one of rock’s most enigmatic frontwomen. “It’s been awesome, we’re quite overwhelmed,” states Izzy B Phillips (vocals and guitar) when questioned

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The Mic speaks to Kelly Bennaton, one of the organisers of Women in Music

Grace Jones/ October 9, 2018

The Mic magazine were beyond delighted to be offered the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with Kelly Bennaton, one the organisers of the highly prestigious event – Women in Music. The event itself aims to address the gender imbalance within the music industry and we were extremely excited to hear about Kelly’s past experiences and what her advice to

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Abby speaks to Deco before their sold-out Bodega headline show

Abby Clarke/ October 8, 2018

Over a year ago I joined Deco before their last Bodega headline show and Saturday night I joined Max and John again to catch up with what they’ve been up to since. They admitted that their music has become both more popular with fans but also, they have streamlined their sound to appeal to wider audience. They also explained that

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Tom interviews Airways ahead of their first Nottingham show at Bodega

Tom Hawkes/ October 6, 2018

Forming in 2015, Airways consists of Jake Daniels as the lead singer and guitarist, Alex Ruggiero on guitar, Jamie Reynolds on bass and Brian Moroney on drums. They released their debut EP ‘Starting to Spin’ on the 19 th of May 2017 and recently released the single ‘Alien’. During their time as a band, Airways have opened for such acts

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Daisy and Olivia in conversation with Rae Morris before Rescue Rooms performance

Olivia Morel/ October 4, 2018

Daisy and Olivia chatted to Rae Morris before her gig last Saturday, the last in the tour of her second studio album, “Someone Out There”. “Glad to finally be here!” Rae laughs, weaving her way onto the bench in her bright red tracksuit an hour before her performance. Indeed, it has been a performance months in the making, having been

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Interview with Sea Girls

Tristan Phipps/ September 30, 2018

Fresh from a jam-packed festival season boasting Reading and Leeds, Citadel, and Neighbourhood Weekender, we caught up with the lead singer of Sea Girls, Henry, ahead of their October headline tour to talk festivals, favourite bands, and Frank Sinatra.   So, how did the band form?   Well we all knew each other from school, and we all were in

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