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5 ‘New’ Artists You Should Check out At Manchester’s Dot To Dot Festival

Another year of Dot to Dot, another list of names to wade through. Even though the plethora of acts may seem overwhelming, there is no need to worry. Because here at Nothing Left Unsaid, we’ve always got your back. We’ve done all the work for you and have listened to everything that the line-up has to offer. However, this isn’t going to be a list of acts that you already know like Mystery Jets and The Temper Trap. This is THE list of five ‘new’ artists that you should check out at this year’s Manchester Dot to Dot Festival.



Quick question, do you like DIIV? If the answer is yes, then FEWS are the band you must check out this Friday. With their dark pulsating basslines, sharp melodies and reverb soaked vocals, FEWS will be one of this year’s highlights. Also their album Means happens to be one of the best debuts released so far this year, which is rather good isn’t it?

What Time? 22:30 – 23:00

Where? AATMA (Formally Kraak) (18+)

For fans of DIIV, Beach Fossils


Day Wave

Creative outlet of Oakland born Jackson Phillips, Day Wave is the one act that you really can’t afford to miss at this year’s festival (unless you’re under 18, whoops). Having recently released his second EP Hard To Read, Phillips’ jangly indie dream pop is some of the most exciting new music you’ll hear at the festival. Plus, where else are you going to hear a sublime cover of New Order’s Ceremony this Friday?

What Time? 18:45 – 19:15

Where? Soup Kitchen (18+)

For fans of The Drums, Horsebeach



It’s approaching nine o’clock and you’ve overdosed on indie. Well guess what? We know exactly what you need in your life, some Danish pop right? Well you’re in luck because Liss are about to start at Soup Kitchen. So grab your mate Gary, who’s itching to dance, and prepare him for the time of his life. Liss’ sound is so lavish and sparkling, you’ll fall in love with them instantly. If you don’t, then you’re boring and don’t deserve to be partying with your mate Gary.

What Time? 20:45 – 21:15

Where? Soup Kitchen (18+)

For fans of getting funky with their mate Gary.


Góða Tungl

One aspect of Dot to Dot that gets celebrated each year, is their focus on shining a light on new local talent. This year is no different, with Manchester band Góða Tungl leading the line. From the shuffling Shaba, to the American Football-esque Drive, Góða Tungl’s infectious math rock will be one to tell the kids about.

What Time? 18:30 – 19:00

Where? Kosmonaut (18+)

For fans of Foals (Antidotes Era), American Football (well sort of…)


Pale Waves

Ah Dot to Dot 2013, a time where B-Town bands reigned supreme. From Peace, JAWS and Superfood, it was a much simpler time. Still wanting to capture the reverb drenched glitter phenomenon? Well get down to Pale Waves. Another Manchester band, Pale Waves have picked up the B-Town baton and are running through the sunny streets of Mancunia with it.

What Time? 19:15 – 19:45

Where? Central Methodist Hall (14+)

For fans of JAWS, BREEZE



Liam Egan


‘Sweet White – Tides’ Track Review

What’s that I hear? You want to listen to a band that’s been described as having “Funky grooves lined with darker tones” or “Sharp indie-rock numbers guided by pop sensibilities.”? Well looks like you’ve clicked on the right link that Liam Egan has shared multiple times… Sweet White are a 5-piece indie band from Peterhead in Scotland who have been described exactly as this and have just released their fantastic new track ‘Tides’ to the world.

Entering the fold with a baggy beat and biting guitars, Tides is laced with reverb and thick notes from bassist James Butcher. Creating vast amounts of space and imposing ambience, Sweet White have clear high ambitions.

As Tides progresses into its chorus, it bursts with zeal and determination. Transforming into a maelstrom of thrashing guitars and ferocious drums from Shaun Wilson, it becomes a full blown assault on the senses.  However, frontman Jake Cordiner delivers his vocals in such a calm manner throughout and the result is a perfect contrast between him and the hysteria that’s happening all around. With a slight gruffness and a Scottish twang, Cordiner adds a whole new element and dimension to Sweet White.

Tides is maleficent and unforgiving but also somehow manages to be brooding and tranquil at the same time. With exemplary guitar work from Kyle Drysdale and Ruairidh Sandison, Sweet White’s Tides is certainly one of the the new indie tracks you’ll remember when we come to the end of 2015.

If you like all things Scottish then you’re in luck because you can catch Sweet White supporting Baby Strange at their Aberdeen gig in October, tickets can be bought below.


Liam Egan

‘FLESH – NOT GNA’ Track Review

When I spoke to FLESH back in May, conversation about their next single was kept at a minimum because as bassist Hazza put it “That would be giving it away wouldn’t it?”. Same went for their upcoming tour plans. That’s all changed now as they are heading out on a full UK tour in September and this morning they released new single NOT GNA onto the world. For those unknown to FLESH, let me give you the #lowdown. Hailing from Manchester, the self-confessed pioneers of snotpop are certainly not the type of band you tell your grandparents about. From getting one of their mates onstage at gigs and making himself sick to said mate actually drinking that sick, FLESH do want they want really. Tapping into to 90s Manchester/Britpop scene but adding a 2k15 feel to it, FLESH’s music is exactly what the music scene needs right now.

Let’s get talking about NOT GNA then.  NOT GNA comes swaggering in as new drummer Conor supplies an insanely catchy and danceable beat that turns anyone listening into the next Bez. Vocalist Robbie snarls throughout and delivers the lyrics with such a strong Manc accent that it would give Liam Gallagher a run for his money. Wicked and whaling guitar solos are littered all along the track by lead guitarist Jon, who has recently moved from drumming duties to the six string. Bassist Hazza adds to what Conor is laying down with some chunky and beefy basslines that really emphasise the band’s similarities to the late 80s/early 90s MADchester scene. NOT GNA is grungy, massive, mean and, most importantly, mint.

As I mentioned earlier, FLESH are on a full UK tour in September so you all should head down because it’s obviously going to be sick. Link to tickets are below, along with the bands social media.



Twitter – @LUVFLESHH

Facebook – FLESH

Instagram – @LUVFLESHH

Liam Egan

Model Aeroplanes Interview

Well what a bloody stressful day I was having. Interviewing Breeze and FLESH, *cough* you can check those out on here *cough*, and running around Manchester trying to get to to every act at Dot to Dot. But y’know what, I deserve some rest sometimes. So I met up Dundee indie quartet Model Aeroplanes in one of Manchester’s many fine drinking establishments, the Blue Brick Club to be exact.

Firstly welcomes to Manchester, how have you found it so far?

Rory – Thank you very much.
Ben – It’s so nice.
Kieran – The bouncers down here are so much nicer compared to the ones up north.
Rory – We’re very much enjoying much. We’ve only been here an hour and a bit but we’re loving it.

So you’ve got quite a late set tonight, any nerves?

Ben –  We won’t have any nerves because we’ll be steamin’.
Kieran – I think we’re all pretty buzzin’ for it, it’ll be a good show.
Rory – It’s nice to be playing a let set because usually we’re just rushing about all day and kind of job done but I’m looking forward to it.

You’re supporting Saint Raymond, that should be a big gig. You looking forward to it?

Grant – It’s going to be a big show.
Rory – It’s at Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Kieran – Apparently it’s a really nice venue.
Ben – Callum is a really nice guy, so we’re really thankful for him having us on.
Grant – I think it’s a really good milestone for us to be playing that venue.

Your latest single is Deep In The Pool, what can you tell me about the track?

Rory – Well…
Ben – It’s a song.
Rory – It kind of started when, just for fun, we tried to write a really corny 80s montage song. It had like a key change in it, it was pretty 80s. But it kind of made a little tangent and it ended up how it is. I’m quite happy with it and I think it’s a sign of things to come from us. We’re trying to diverse ourselves a wee bit. Some people still say it sounds upbeat but I don’t think it is.

Where did you record it?

Ben – We recorded it with two guys down in Hertfordshire, which is the poshest place in the world. Two guys called One Bit and they are like electronic dance music producers, they’re really easy to work with and they totally get us.
Rory – They get us, we get them, sick humour, disgusting chats.
Kieran – Off the chain man.
Rory – It’s actually Joe’s birthday today, so Happy Birthday Joe.
Ben, Grant & Kieran – Happy Birthday Joe!

You were at The Great Escape Festival, how was that?

Rory – We brought the Scottish weather, it was fucking mingin’.
Kieran – It was brilliant, pretty crazy. Like we had heard that it was meant to be off the chain but we didn’t expect it to be as crazy as that.
Ben – Pretty dank.
Grant – Yeah it was a good festival. Obviously it is pretty industry orientated but people just let their hair and go a bit mental, it was nice.
Rory – I think we were a lot more nervous going into it then we should have been, was good fun.
Kieran – All the gigs we did we really busy and we got a good reception, so we can’t ask for anything more really.

Earlier in the year you supported Little Comets and with them they seem to chose support acts who go on to be being really successful, with The 1975 and Catfish & the Bottlemen as examples. Are you hoping you could possibly mirror that?

Rory – Yeah, it probably is just a streak of luck. With Little Comets, they’re such a good band and I think that’s the key. They’ve got the right fans who really enjoy being at their shows. Before the tour where we supported them this year, we supported them when Catfish were supporting in Scotland for one show. So that’s been nice to move up a slot. We got to meet Catfish before they exploded, so that was good. It’s a nice wee family .

In terms of new music, when are we likely to hear to some new material?

Kieran – We’re currently doing a lot of writing at the moment.
Grant – We’re not too sure, I think to just keep writing is the most important part.
Rory – It’s not even writing, I think we’re evolving right now. Before we used to just fire songs out and do it really spontaneously but what we’ve been doing recently is sitting down and getting into the total atoms of the song. I think we take a lot more care now and think that’s what you get from touring and maturing as a band. Without giving anything away because we don’t know what we’re doing yet but we’ll be doing some sort of body of work.

Finally, what does the rest of the year hold for you?

Ben – We’ll be down in England loads, boycotting Scotland a wee bit. We’ll just see what the year holds for us, continue to build and grow.
Rory – What Ben meant to say was that “We’re going to be the biggest fucking band on the planet”. Nah I think it’s just abou growth for this year.
Grant – Write as much as we can, make as many fans as we can.
Rory – We don’t want to jump onto some wave or roller coaster, we just want to take it as it comes.

Big thanks to all of Model Aeroplanes for the interview and good luck for your gig supporting Saint Raymond tonight.

Liam Egan


FLESH Interview

‘GET 2 GULLIVERS MANC PEEPS WE’RE ON NOW TILL 8!!!!!!! R PRAYERS HAV BEEN ANSWERED’, this is what Manchester quartet FLESH tweeted after they missed their original Dot to Dot slot due to heavy traffic. So with my press pass and notepad in hand, I ran 4356 miles across Manchester to reach Gullivers. Only managing to make it for their final track, FLESH’s snotpop was on top form. After their set finished, I caught up with Hazza, Robbie and Jon and talked about drinking sick to what it’s like supporting Peace.

So after rushing up from London and missing you’re original planned slot, you managed to finally get on stage here at Gullivers, how do you think it went?

Hazza – Yeah it went really good. We were really stuck in traffic, so we got held up fucking loads. Then we got off the motorway and we were like ‘Yeah yeah, we’re on it’ then this guy has got this steam tractor and he’s going like four miles an hour and he’s holding up everyone, I was getting proper proper stressed out. Then we got here and they were like ‘we’ll see what we can do’ and we were like   ‘we’re really sorry’. We then got asked if we could make it to Gullivers in seven minutes and were like ‘Yeah, we’re on it’. We came down and played a mini set, it’s good to be here.
Jon – It went alright seeing it was pretty last minute. ‘Play here in seven minutes’ and we were like ‘sound’.
Robbie – So we ran here, got our shit out and I think we got it together alright.
Jon – Yeah and there was quite a few people here too. We were proper stoked to get another slot, we would have been so gutted.
Hazza – So yeah, big love to DHP.
Robbie – Yeah shout out to DHP for sorting it out for us, it’s wicked.

You had a Bez like dude dancing at front, who was that?

Hazza – That’s our mate Joe, he’s from Stoke but he lives wherever he wants I suppose. He’s always around so we sometimes get him on stage and he gets it going. The last couple of gigs he has come up on stage and started throwing up, he likes drinking sick. So yeah that’s pretty cool.

You’ve had quite a packed month, how do you feel it’s gone so far?

Hazza – It’s been alright k’now, we do it all in our drummer’s BMW and that’s nice. But it’s been a packed month and we’ve carrying around a lot of shit because we do it all ourselves. Apart from today it’s been pretty easy and to be honest today didn’t end up even being that hard. It’s all going really well.
Robbie – It’s been really good. It’s been hectic obviously and we’ve had changeover in members for various reasons. But we’ve sorted it out and we’re having a good time.
Jon – It feels good to be this busy I think, playing up and down the country.
Robbie – It’s also an excuse to see our mates in other cities

You supported Peace back in March for three nights when they had their residency at The Deaf Institute, what did you learn from them gigs? Anything from Peace? 

Hazza – I learnt a lot of things, I think we all learnt a lot of things. We learnt that The Deaf Institute stage is a bit small… I kept hitting my head on the balcony. But yeah it was cool, we learnt a few things from Peace.
Robbie – Obviously with Peace they’re on it, they’re really good live.
Jon – We’ve learnt some vocal warm-ups from them.
Hazza – They have an interesting way of warming up, so we copy them.
Robbie – We’ve sounded better live ever since we started doing it.

You’re latest track is W8 4 ME, when can we see a follow up?

Hazza – That would be giving it away wouldn’t it?
Robbie – Secret for now but it’ll all be online soon though

Is it a track you play in your set?

Hazza – Maybe, might be.
Jon – Might not.

You’ve recently got a new drummer Conor, how have the shows gone with him as drummer?

Hazza –  They’ve been terrible…
 – Nah like a dream, like a dream.
Hazza – Yeah they’ve gone fucking great, he’s an asset.
Jon – He’s solid man.
Hazza – Plus he’s got a BMW.
Robbie – He’s actually solid in general.
Hazza – Yeah yeah he’s hard as fuck, which all adds. Protection and all that.

So Jon, how has it gone switching from drums to being a guitarist? has it been weird at all?

Jon – Not really, I guess I’m a guitarist mainly anyway so it wasn’t a big step. I’ve played guitar in bands and stuff before and I think it feels more natural. I think it’s more fun too.

You’ve been compared to Oasis, Madchester bands and Weezer by people but is there any comparisons you’ve had that you’ve just completely disagreed with?

All at once – Goldie Lookin Chain
Hazza – Cos we’re not shitty Welsh Hip-Hop for a start. People just see tracksuits and think ‘Yeah, Goldie Lookin Chain’.
Robbie – Yeah some people may see the tracksuits on them and make the comparison. Tracksuits are cool man and they’re practical.
Hazza – The thing is, we don’t even wear full tracksuits… Just the tops… or the bottoms… but not together.

Finally, what are the plans for FLESH for the rest of 2015? If you can tell me

Jon – Can we give it away?
Robbie – Nah we can’t give anything away mate. We’ll just be cracking on with more gigs.
Hazza –  We can’t even tell you where we are going after this, there’s an injunction.
Robbie – We’ll be shooting a lot of stuff over the summer and getting ready to smash it out in September.
Hazza – We’ve been doing a lot of live shit recently, so we’re gonna calm it down, chill out and get some little recordings out.
Jon – We might go in record in the Caribbean I think…

Shout out to FLESH for finding time do to the interview during their busy schedule and if you know what’s right then you’ll check out their stuff down below.







Liam Egan

Breeze Interview

Let me take you back to 2012, ah weren’t those simpler times. Breaking Bad still hadn’t finished, Years & Years weren’t polluting the airwaves and, most importantly, the B-Town scene was thriving. Peace and Swim Deep were bossing it and bands like JAWS and Superfood were just starting to build fanbases. It seemed like every week a new band would arise from the scene and be instantly hailed as ‘the next big thing’. But now it seems like the B-Town scene isn’t as prevalent as it was. Peace, Swim Deep, JAWS and Superfood have all flown the nest and 2015 seems a lot darker than what 2012 was. For starters Breaking Bad is over and everywhere we go we hear Years & Years, what a horrible world to live in. But wait a second, what’s this? Potentially a band to revive the B-Town scene? I met with Birmingham three piece Breeze before their Manchester and festival debut at Dot to Dot Festival and had a *inserts cheeky Nando’s emoji* chat.

Firstly welcome to Manchester, how are you finding it?

Paul – It’s amaze.
Josh – Everything is really close together, like you don’t have to walk miles.  Like literally you walk around one corner to one place and then I’ve got Google Maps out to find the next place and it’s only 2 minutes down the road.
Jack – As Josh said, everywhere i just 5 minutes away. You go out of one place and then you’re somewhere else, it’s sweet.
Josh – We got the venue at 1 and  we spoke to the guy, he didn’t have a clue what was going on… He said to us just stay in this square and you’ll find everything, so in that way it’s been great.

So being from Birmingham, you instantly get labelled to being in this ‘B-Town scene’. I was just wondering if you think the B-Town scene is still a thing?

Paul – It did die down for a little bit… As soon as Peace and Swim Deep signed to bigger labels, it definitely went quiet. I think JAWS did bring it back in a pretty big way. A lot of people have been saying B-Town for us, so we’re hoping to keep it going as long as we can.
Josh – A lot of Birmingham blogs who’ve made contact or speak about us, when we release a new song or announce a gig, it’s always ‘B-Town’ or ‘Fresh out of B-Town’ blah blah blah. NME as well a few weeks ago put us down as B-Town, so a lot of what we do is being put under that label.
Jack – I didn’t even know there was a B-Town scene until I joined these two…

Tracks like Sellotape and Bleach sound like JAWS, early Swim Deep and Huskies have all come together. This dreamy reverb sound, is this something you strived for or did it just happen?

Paul – When we first started messing around with sounds, it was all over the place. We always had reverb but at one point it was proper Maccabees and then we started going grungy, like Peace and JAWS-esque. Somehow it all mashed together into what we’ve got now.
Josh – It is good that people are relating us to Peace and JAWS because they ended up doing really well, so yeah that’s nice. We do sort of stick with the same vibe because when we got the first two songs out we couldn’t really change. When we first got together we got in a room and said let’s make a song like The Maccabees and it just wasn’t happening, it was just a pile of shit. Then somehow we got this out of it.

Bleach is your latest track, tell me a bit about it? Where did you record it?

Jack – Magic Garden in Wolverhampton.
Josh – Brilliant place.
Paul – Gaz and Joe who work there are amazing, they get us so well. We walk in and we’re like we want this kind of vibe and they’re like ‘yeah I got you’ and it’s done.
Josh – Our first track Dalliance is terrible quality. We recorded it in this place in Birmingham and it just wasn’t good at all. So after that we were really disappointed with how it came out so I messaged Connor from JAWS on Twitter saying we needed somewhere really good to record and he told us about Magic Garden, we’d never heard of it before. But now that we’ve been there, I don’t think we’d go anywhere else. They know exactly what they’re doing every time we go.

So when you record material, is there a set route that you take each time or isn’t a different process for each track?

Jack – I think the same.
Paul – Always drums first.
Jack – Yeah always drums first then we lay a little bit of guitar down.
Josh – We always record a rough demo before we record properly. Once we’ve got the basics of drums, two guitars and vocals laid down, we’re like ‘you know what, we’ll put some synth here’ and stuff like that.
Paul – It’s quite funny how we do that because we get the rough track and listen back to it and say ‘we sound shit, this is going to come out really shit’… We then leave it to Gaz and Joe to work their magic.
Josh –  There’s a KFC around the corner from the studio and every time we go there with our heads in our hands thinking we’ve done terrible. Then we go back and they’ve done whatever that they have done and it’s fucking brilliant.

You looking forward to playing later?

Jack – Yes!
Josh – I am now, I was really tired about an hour ago but now i’m getting the buzz. I’m excited, just anticipating how many people are going to show up.

Have you played Manchester before?

Jack – No never.
Paul – There’s always a good feeling about playing a new city because it’s whole new crowd that you’ve never played for before.
Josh – We played Camden at the end of March with a band that we know and they got us the support. That was easy one of the best times we’ve played.
Jack – I was a bit nervous going in to Camden but for some reason today I’m really looking forward to it

So when are we likely to see a next single?

Jack – EP next hopefully
Paul – We’re going to use Sellotape again as kind of the intro to it then two completely new tracks. By the time it’s released, summer will have gone so it’s going to be quite Sellotapey.
Josh – It’s going to be more downtone to Bleach.
Paul – Bleach is a summer track.
Josh – Sellotape is more downbeat, so we’re going with that sort of vibe for the EP. It should be four tracks.
Jack – If all goes to plan.
Paul – Speaking about the EP, we came up with THE most brilliant name for it today. We’re not going to say it but it’s absolutely brilliant.
Josh – We did have one name but a band we follow just released an album of the same name, so that’s out of the window. We literally were just walking around today and came up with a name.
Paul – We were literally pissing ourselves  for 5 minutes.
Josh – We were like ‘that sounds really good but also weird’ and people like weird don’t they?

I mentioned before some bands that you sound like before but who are you actually influenced by?

Jack – That’s probably that hardest question you could ask…
Paul  – We’ve all got three different music tastes.
Josh – When we first met I was listening to Gorillaz, Nirvana and obviously Maccabees. I suppose we were just a massive clash of music at first and it wasn’t going too well. For me personally, I really like The Cure and The Stone Roses and see them as influences. But yeah, Peace and JAWS have influenced us too just because they are from the same city I think.

What does the rest of the year hold for Breeze?

Paul – We know a little bit but it’s a bit scarce… We’ve been shortlisted for Truck Festival and Y NOT Festival.
Josh – We’ve been speaking to our promoters and they’re trying to get us on This Feeling sometime in November in Birmingham and London.
Paul – This fairly big band’s manager has been listening to our stuff and has said that they look forward to maybe working together in the future.
Josh – It’s all going really well, we’ve only been together for just under a year.
Jack – I’ve been in it for 10 months
Paul – It wasn’t really anything until you joined to be honest.
Josh – So it’s only been going properly for 9 months. This is our first festival, so we’re really excited.
Jack – We wouldn’t have thought we’d be seen in Manchester 9 months ago, we were sat in Paul’s loft back then.
Paul – We were still there a few months ago.
Jack – Yeah we do still sit in the loft because that’s were we practice.
Josh – Our first gig at the O2, that was massive for us playing in front of like 20 people. Now we’re playing Dot to Dot, which is one of the biggest Indie music festivals in the UK, and I can’t believe it man.

So you never know, B-Town may have it’s comeback. Now we just need to get Breaking Bad going again and somehow get rid of Years & Years and we’ll be back in 2012! Links to all of Breeze’s social media and music is below. Big thanks again to the Paul, Josh and Jack from Breeze for the interview and best of luck getting onto the Truck and Y NOT Festival line ups.


Liam Egan

Baby Strange Interview

With the haunting vocals of London four-piece Crows echoing in the background as they soundchecked for their Slaves support slot, I managed to get 10 minutes with Glaswegian trio Baby Strange. In a tightly packed corridor of Gorilla, one of Manchester’s best venues, we spoke about politics to the release of their much anticipated debut album.

Firstly welcome to Manchester, how are you finding it?

Johnny – Yeah it’s great, probably one of my favourite cities. Loads of good clothes shops, so yeah I’m happy.
Aidan – It’s better than London.

You’ve done a couple of dates already supporting Slaves on their tour, how have they gone?

Johnny – This is our third date and the first two were great. Was our first time in Portsmouth on Tuesday and it was great, really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to just do the rest of it now.

So prior to this tour, you had played shows with Slaves before. Is this something you enjoy doing, being able to tour with a band that you’re familiar with?

Johnny – Yeah it’s a big help when the band you’re supporting are nice people, it makes things go a lot smoother. It’s also way easier to have fun, there’s no egos.
Aidan – Great band as well.
Johnny – It’s great being able to watch a band every night that you really like as well.

Recently you went Norway and Sweden, how was that? and were there many Baby Strange fans over there?

Johnny – It was very expensive to buy a drink, to buy anything really. I dunno about Baby Strange fans but there was a few people in the crowd singing the songs, so I suppose that was a bonus.
Aidan – We didn’t expect anyone there, so it was a nice surprise.

You mentioned online the other day that your latest single was finished being recorded, what are the details?

Johnny – It’ll be out at the start of summer and it’s called California Sun, it’s probably one of the best songs we’ve written.

How did the recording go for California Sun go? Where did you do it?

Johnny – It went really well, we recorded with Catherine Marks and she’s done Wolf Alice, Foals and all that.

Any plans for an album yet?

Johnny – Yes… we’ve not got a name for it yet and we’re not sure exactly when it’s coming out but it’ll be the first quarter of next year. We were hoping to have it out by the end of this year but these things take time.

The first time I saw you play live was here in Manchester in 2013 when you supported Swim Deep at the Deaf Institute, how do you think you’ve changed as a band since then?

Aidan – In every way possible, we’re just so much better now.
Johnny – Better songwriters, better live performers. Back then we’d only played a handful of gigs, so we were still getting to grips who we were as a band. It was a bit weird supporting Swim Deep because we aren’t that matched but those gigs were really fun.

Recently there has been bands and musicians who said that artists shouldn’t be singing about politics or associating themselves with politics, do you as band think music and politics should mix?

Johnny –  I think music and politics go hand in hand. For a lot of young people, music is the only way to be heard unless you write for a blog or something. I think more young bands should speak about politics and the singer from The Horrors, what the fuck is that about? It made me feel sick.

Finally what’s the plan for the rest of 2015?

Connaire – Bigger better gigs hopefully.
Johnny – Better jackets and better haircuts.

Big thanks to Johnny, Aidan and Connaire for taking their time to do the interview and, if you haven’t already, you should check out all their music.

Next interview on my blog will be with Henry Ruddel, the drummer of Leeds punk band Eagulls.

Liam Egan