You recently released your single ‘Swim’, how are you feeling about the reception it’s received so far?
Matt: Yeah it’s been good hasn’t it! First gig we played after it came out people were single the middle eight which is the right quiet bit, it was really nice.
Elliot: Yeah it were great weren’t it
Matt: Good is the general consensus
What was the writing process behind the track, where did the inspiration come from?
Elliot: It was about holidays, we’d all just come back off our summer holidays with our respective others…
Will: Respective others? Elliot’s gay he just doesn’t like to admit it
Eddie: He wanted to say boyfriend
Elliot: Well we went with our girlfriends then, it was just a great time weren’t it
Connor: I went on holiday with him (Will)
Matt: It was just about getting away weren’t it
Elliot: It was just like about holiday romance
Matt: Yeah holiday romance and it’s also got a bit of an underlying theme of taking on the world and life together
Elliot: Yeah just diving in!
So you played Sneaky Pete’s last night and you play Glasgow tonight, is it at Nice ‘N’ Sleazy?
Elliot: Yeah! What’s it like in there, is it sleazy?
Matt: Or nice?
It’s a really great venue!
Elliot: So it’s nice then?
Yes it’s nice!
Matt: It’s Nice and Sleazy, the perfect combination
So for anyone who hasn’t seen you before, what can people anticipate from your live shows?
Matt: Well from Eddy you’ll see a subtle finger tap on the side of his synth, from Elliot you’ll see a face that has no bounds
Elliot: My jaw sort of dislocates when I drum
Matt: Yeah he’s like a python, Will just does a bit of mooching in his dressing gown
Will: Some finger pointing as well
Elliot: Yeah if you’re in the crowd Will might point at you
Elliot: and Connor sometimes looks like he’s smelt a really bad smell when he’s playing the guitar but it’s just cause he’s really getting into it and Matt will just be there, he’ll be the compère.
Matt: Tonight we’ve got Glass Caves
Elliot: What more do you want?!
You can’t ask for anything else
Elliot: You’re right, you can’t
So you’ve been announced for a few festivals so far, are live venue settings something you prefer to festival settings?
Matt: I don’t know, it’s got a lot more popular recently
Elliot: They are different though
Matt: The city festivals are obviously different as opposed to getting away in a field and camping for a festival
Will: They’re good though
Matt: Yeah you get a lot more bands staying clean and dry. I enjoy them all though
Will: I think with Festivals you’re guaranteed to have a really decent crowd and full of people that have not necessarily heard you before which is great.
Elliot: That’s why I like them, we obviously do a lot of busking and the festival experience is like that cause not many people know you and you’re trying to win them over. It’s great obviously playing to a crowd where everyone knows you and is singing along but festivals are like a much higher class of busking because it’s pulling in new fans
Eddie: When Eddie joined
Will: That’s your own standout moment, playing keys with yourself
Eddie: No that was me telling you guys what yours should be!
Connor: Coming to Scotland
Matt: Well were still only half way through that one though
Elliot: Yeah but we’ve been before though, came up it September
Matt: Mine was probably swimming in North Sea with my clothes on
Elliot: We’ve done two videos as well, both videos we’ve put out we’ve been pretty hands on with them and it’s been really fun, like one video we got Matt thrown in the sea and the other video we got girls to be us and a bloke to dance
Will: What you mean your dad?
Connor: He calls his girlfriend his respective other and his dad, that bloke
What can people anticipate from the next six months?
Matt: Were trying to write an EP aren’t we
Will: Yeah you can expect some more good tunes, we keep giving and we keep playing
Elliot: It’s annoying cause we’ve got all these songs that people have only heard live and we’re constantly writing new stuff, so it’s like do we just put out a second album of the stuff we’ve got, do we write a new EP, do we release a new single. Who knows!?
The opportunities are endless
Elliot: Exactly, it’s like songs weve got endless songs to play with but how do we play with them
Matt: The world is our oyster
Elliot: There will be a collection of new material we just don’t know in what format yet!
Well thanks guys!
Give their latest single ‘Swim’ a listen below!