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Rare interview with The The’s Matt Johnson at Festival No.6

In a small and sweaty beer tent, BBC Radio 6 Music’s Chris Hawkins chatted to Matt Johnson in advance of his The The headline set at Festival No.6.

The often-enigmatic legend chatted frankly about his family, his music, and his views on modern politics and climate change.

Watch this exclusive full-length video of the interview here:-

I Cried Wolf – audio interview

James Denton chatted to I Cried Wolf backstage at YNot Festival

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Roddy Womble makes it back to HebCelt for the third time

The good news for Roddy Woomble fans is that there are various ways to catch him live in his various line-ups in the coming months.

He headlines the award-winning Hebridean Celtic Festival next month as part of a solo tour and also plays a few gigs later in the year with the acoustic folk super group in which he features with Kris Drever and John McCusker.

On top of that, he is recording a new album with Indie giants Idlewild and will be back on stage as the group’s frontman when they tour in support of the new release next year.

It will be the third visit to HebCelt for Roddy, who has lived in Mull since 2008: “I love the Outer Hebrides. Having a festival there is great. I enjoy the size of the event and the staff and the crowd are friendly. It’s hard to fault.

“HebCelt is a great festival in a lovely town on a unique island. Both times I’ve played I’ve turned the journey into a holiday, hanging out for a while in Lewis and Harris. The weather was nice the first time too. Bonus.

“And the black pudding – excellent – and Stornoway has some great charity shops.”

Roddy founded Idlewild with Rod Jones when they were teenagers in Edinburgh in 1995. Their new album will be their eighth and their first since 2015’s ‘Everything Ever Written’, which itself came after a five-year gap, including the band taking a three-year hiatus.

‘Everything Ever Written’ was unveiled to fans during an acoustic tour in the Highlands and Islands, before being showcased on the festival circuit, including HebCelt.

While he continues to play with the band in which he initially made his name, Roddy has now been performing as a solo artist for 12 years. He released his first solo album ‘My Secret is My Silence’ in 2006 and his fifth and most recent ‘The Deluder’ at the end of last year.

The Drever, McCusker, Woomble dates were arranged to mark the tenth anniversary of their album ‘Before the Ruin’. So how does he view that album, and other earlier material like ‘My Secret is My Silence’, when he re-visits them?

“I still like them, mostly. I like the feel of them both. They each hold a mood. Some of my words I’m happy with too. Yes, I think they are both strong records. I’m glad other people enjoy them still.

“We usually like to alter them a bit for performance. It really depends on what musicians are playing.”

Being on the road offers a constant source of inspiration for Roddy, who grew up in America, France and the UK, and has lived in Glasgow and New York City.

“I like travelling”, he says, “and sitting in cafes with a notebook. Also, being in love is an inspiration.”

This year’s HebCelt runs from 18-21 July when headliners will also include Deacon Blue, The Fratellis, Eddi Reader and Skipinnish.

Day tickets for HebCelt are available exclusively from the festival website. See www.hebceltfest.com

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Wow what a fantastic voice. 💞💞

Fed up of Brexit, HebCelt brings you some Christmas cheer. We've just announced first acts for HebCelt 2019. Drum roll.... and joining us next year are Tide Lines, Talisk and Fara.

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Isabelle Caitlin Kenneth Claire here we go again xox

Anna Jane

Oh fudge - Struan has just gone loopy !

John Sarah Dona Looks like I'll be coming home for Heb Celt next year! 😉😄

Stuart Beith this is what I’m talking about... plus look who’s playing again xx

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Olivia Heather.

That's great news. Saw Tide Lines in Dundee last week, they were amazing and I really hoped they would be at Hebcelt. We're coming for the first time next year, can't wait!

Eilidh book your time off now!!!!

Eilidh MacLeod

Scott Douglas 😮😮

Kayleigh

Judder Cosgrove 😁

Alison MacAskill Nicole Maclean maybe we could all be ready on time for take 2?¿?¿

sounds like its going to be a busy summer ….party on🤩

Santa came early - Ferry booked, accommodation booked, hebcelt booked! First timer..😎😎

Leanne, think we will make it this time? 😂

Let’s book it xxc

Aalistair MacLeod...

Caroline 😳Susan 😳😳 are you going this year???xxx

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White Room: Seven Questions and brand new video

Brands and bands sometimes make uneasy bedfellows – but there is one trademark that screams ‘rawk’n’roll’ like no other…and that’s Jack Daniels.

The Jack Rocks stage has been a regular fixture at festivals for the last few years. And it’s been the place to make a b-line for if you want to crank up the excitement levels a notch or two.

This year the team have hooked up with increasingly legendary live promoters, This Feeling, to take seven hand-picked bands on a tour of their stages at The Great Escape, TRNSMT, The Isle of Wight, and Reading & Leeds.

We were lucky enough to see all seven play a packed industry showcase in the cellar of an East London pub as they launched their Tennessee Whiskey-fuelled UK excursion. And we can vouch for the fact that every act rightly deserves its place on the bill.

So, because you may well have never have heard of many of these acts (which is sort of the point of the exercise) we thought we’d put seven questions to each of them so you kind get an idea of what makes them tick.

Here it’s the turn of White Room to go under the spotlight…if you want a taster why not check out ‘Stole the IV’… released today…

  1. Use seven words to describe each member of the band

Tristan: The seriously painfully outrageously pointless question master.

Jacob: Leggy leggy leggy leggy blondie blonde.

Jake: Master of karate and friendship for everyone.

Josie: The dormouse of all our dreams.

Hen: Drummer boy with the stick to prove it.

2.Describe the band as a whole and your music in seven words

A wriggly worm sliding through your eardrums.

3.You have a half-hour festival slot to play. Which seven songs would you choose to perform and in what order….six of your own and one cover version?

Well we’re actually in the studio a lot now working towards our next releases so a lot of the songs we’d be playing aren’t actually out there to listen to yet. BUT, here’s a list of tunes that have been released that may pop up in our live sets.

  • Think Too Much
  • Back Again
  • Stole The I.V.
  • You’ll See
  • Freaking On
  • In My Head
  • Cover…Somebody – Dream Wife

  1. Which seven bands or artists have been your biggest influences? Of these which is your biggest hero and why?

I’d say between us some of our biggest influences would be; Talking Heads, The Verve, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Beatles, Cage The Elephant, Flaming Lips and Brian Wilson. We’ve also recently started getting into Frank Zappa and Yes.

Thats a seriously hard list to choose from, but if we’re talking current then I’d have to say Wayne Coyne – lyrics, music, creation. Everything. He is a true artist and modern pioneer.

  1. What are your seven steps to success as a band?
  • Make sure you’re with people you love and who’ll push you to new levels.
  • Write loads of songs. Then write more.
  • Practice as often as you possibly can. Then practice more.
  • Find the things that separate you from other bands, and build on them.
  • Go and watch as much live music as possible from all levels and genres.
  • Believe in yourselves. If you don’t think you’re any good why should anyone else.
  • Complacency is a sin.
  1. Can you each share the seventh-to-last photo you have taken on your phone and say a few words about it?

Jake: My dog Floyd dressed up as, well, Pink Floyd.

Tristan: Up in Newcastle with our friend Angie’s two lil pooches.

Jacob: “Ringo Starnold Zwarzengger”

Hen: I am the egg man.

Josie: Cute lil babby Hen-Hen with a mullet.

  1. Seven is meant to be a lucky number…what do each member of the band use as a lucky charm?

Well, T’s lucky number is seven and he’s also rather charming so T is our lucky charm. The Cupid Stunt. But our lucky number these days is 8.

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Broken Witt Rebels – seven questions

Brands and bands sometimes make uneasy bedfellows – but there is one trademark that screams ‘rawk’n’roll’ like no other…and that’s Jack Daniels.

The Jack Rocks Stage has been a regular fixture at festivals for the last few years. And it’s been the place to make a b-line for if you want to crank up the excitement levels a notch or two.

This year the team have hooked up with increasingly legendary live promoters, This Feeling, to take seven hand-picked bands on a tour of their stages at The Great Escape, TRNSMT, The Isle of Wight, and Reading & Leeds.

We were lucky enough to see all seven play a packed industry showcase in the cellar of an East London pub as they launched their Tennessee Whiskey-fuelled UK excursion. And we can vouch for the fact that every act rightly deserves its place on the bill.

So, because you may well have never have heard of many of these acts (which is sort of the point of the exercise) we thought we’d put seven questions to each of them so you kind get an idea of what makes them tick.

Here it’s the turn of Broken Witt Rebels to go under the spotlight…if you want a taster why not check out ‘Guns’…

Use 7 words to describe each member of the band ?

Danny Core (singer/guitar): Ice, Cool, Hit-Making, Soul-Shaking, Renegade

Luke Davis (bass):  Slick, Sharp, Fuzzy, Warm, Christmas, Focused, Decisive

James (T) Tranter (Guitar):  Suarve , Efficient, Calm, Alan partridge, Sharp, Determined, Complex

James (D) Dudley (Drums): Warlock, Motivated, Passionate, Balanced, Bedford, Tight, Thinker

Describe the band as a whole and your music in 7 words

Determined, Passionate, Perfection, Whiskey-Drenched, Brothers, Fire, Class

You have a half hour festival set. which 7 songs do you choose and what order? (Six of your own and one cover).

Well,  half hour sets have to be smoking and you have to grab a festival crowd and keep them there from start to finish, I would choose, I guess:

  • Low
  • Georgia Pine
  • Snake Eyes
  • Turn me on
  • Bang Bang
  • Guns
  • Black Magic Woman (Fleetwood Mac cover)

Which seven bands or artist have been your biggest influence? Which is your biggest hero & why?

Led Zep, Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Oasis, Rolling Stones, Otis Redding.

Biggest hero out of them would be Fleetwood Mac (Stevie Nicks & Lyndsay Buckingham era) because the music was more important than anything in their lives and was always the major priority,

What are your Seven steps to sucess as a band?

Practice – Be the best!

Get Tight – when you think you’re tight you’re not. So get tighter

Material – write an arsenal of amazing songs, your music is your currency.

Determination – be prepared for knock backs or negativity… fuck ‘em and stay true.

Belief – who the fuck the wants to be second? Only be number one!

Humble – we would be fuck all with out fans and I’m not afraid to admit that. So champion them and be grateful.

Positive – for every down there is an up waiting to happen

Can you share the Seventh photo you posted and say a few words about it.

London… Two-and-a-half years ago we played Shoreditch London to one man and his dog. In this photo we stroll round London like Rambo in his prime on route to our sold-out show at The Borderline. This show marked the end of a near sold out whole UK tour. Progress. Passion. Blessed.

Seven is meant to be a lucky number, what is your lucky charm.

“I wear Jesus Christ around my neck two times. Say a Hail Mary every day. And if that generates luck or if luck is even a thing. I not only stay blessed but very grateful for the air in my gills.”

The Wholls – Seven questions for one of the Jack Rocks 7

Brands and bands sometimes make uneasy bedfellows – but there is one trademark that screams ‘rawk’n’roll’ like no other…and that’s Jack Daniels.

The Jack Rocks stage has been a regular fixture at festivals for the last few years. And it’s been the place to make a b-line for if you want to crank up the excitement levels a notch or two.

This year the team have hooked up with increasingly legendary live promoters, This Feeling, to take seven hand-picked bands on a tour of their stages at The Great Escape, TRNSMT, The Isle of Wight, and Reading & Leeds.

We were lucky enough to see all seven play a packed industry showcase in the cellar of an East London pub as they launched their Tennessee Whiskey-fuelled UK excursion. And we can vouch for the fact that every act rightly deserves its place on the bill.

So, because you may well have never have heard of many of these acts (which is sort of the point of the exercise) we thought we’d put seven questions to each of them so you kind get an idea of what makes them tick.

Here it’s the turn of The Wholls to go under the spotlight…if you want a taster why not check out X21

  1.       Use 7 words to describe each member of the band

Tordy: chest hair conditioning, love tiger that sings

Sonny: Alice Cooper’s future golf buddy. Plays guitar

Danny: big goofball. Loves his dog. Too much

Joe: 5ft 9. GSOH. Looking for companionship

[Nice plug Joe – good use of initiative, Ed.]

  1. Describe the band as a whole and your music in seven words

Loud, raw, taking it to the limit.

[Isn’t that an Eagles tune? Ed.]

  1. You have a half-hour festival slot to play. Which seven songs would you choose to perform and in what order….six of your own and one cover version?

We’re loving touring our album at the moment, we just got back from Europe supporting Royal Republic and it was a great opportunity to play for some new audiences in different countries and see what response we got. 3,000 people going crazy and singing back the lyrics was a pretty amazing feeling, for a solid month! Our favourite six in the set that we will be bringing to the festivals are:

  • Perfect Waste of Time
  • Take Jimi
  • X21
  • Give It Up
  • Going Down 
  • Roll Out

And as for the cover? Well, we have been working one out especially for our Jack Rocks 7 festival shows and we kind of want to keep it a surprise! We can tell you it’s a universal feel-good track and something you will not want to miss, so make sure you come and see us.

[Don’t worry – we ache for surprises at festivals…we’ll be there, Ed.]

  1. Which seven bands or artists have been your biggest influences? Of these which is your biggest hero and why?

Cor, there’s plenty but the ones that come straight to mind as we write this…Primal Scream, The Clash, Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foo Fighters and Stevie Ray Vaughn. The theme with a lot of these artists is they are just normal guys and girls doing something they love and having something to say. Be it lyrically or artistically. And a ‘give-a-fuck’ attitude – which is vital for making tunes true to you as a band. Our biggest heroes? How can you choose between Bobby Gillespie and Liam Gallagher?!? Don’t make us make that call…

[Celebrity death match time? ed.]

  1. What are your seven steps to success as a band?
  • Do it for the love.
  • With people you love.
  • Leave egos at the door.
  • Support other bands, you’re all in this together not against each other.
  • Own one pair of leather pants.
  • Play every show like it could be your last.
  • Write. A lot. Just keep writing!

[Although maybe a bit of judicially applied ego now and then isn’t a bad thing…Ed.]

  1. Can you each share the seventh-to-last photo you have taken on your phone and say a few words about it?

Tordy: The picture says it all…

Sonny: I saw this online and it had me in a laughing fit.

Danny: My dog, my favourite thing. Apart from the drums.

Joe: This is actually me on the john at the top of The Shard in London. It’s about a quarter of a kilometer up and in my humble opinion could be the greatest toilet known to man. I could easily kick back with a crossword and a cuppa up there for half an hour. Good times.

  1. Seven is meant to be a lucky number…what do each member of the band use as a lucky charm? 

We believe you make your own luck. We’ve got no good-luck charms, superstitions or rituals. Just be ready to embrace everything. More stuff goes on behind the scenes than most people will ever realise. Sonny does collect fans panties at each and every show…however at the moment he has none.

[Girls – come on, you’re letting the side down…Ed.]

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Without you lot wed be NOTHING over 2.5 million plays just on Spotify is mental THANK YOU !!! Something new is in the water and we promise itll be worth the wait 😘

 

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Jack Rocks 7 – Seven questions with Sundowners

Sundowners – one of the Jack Rocks Seven

Brands and bands sometimes make uneasy bedfellows – but there is one trademark that screams ‘rawk’n’roll’ like no other…and that’s Jack Daniels.

The Jack Rocks Stage has been a regular fixture at festivals for the last few years. And it’s been the place to make a b-line for if you want to crank up the excitement levels a notch or two.

This year the team have hooked up with increasingly legendary live promoters, This Feeling, to take seven hand-picked bands on a tour of their stages at The Great Escape, TRNSMT, The Isle of Wight, and Reading & Leeds.

We were lucky enough to see all seven play a packed industry showcase in the cellar of an East London pub as they launched their Tennessee Whiskey-fuelled UK excursion. And we can vouch for the fact that every act rightly deserves its place on the bill.

So, because you may well have never have heard of many of these acts (which is sort of the point of the exercise) we thought we’d put seven questions to each of them so you kind get an idea of what makes them tick.

Here it’s the turn of Sundowners to go under the spotlight…if you want a taster why not check out ‘Hummingbird’…

  1. Describe the band as a whole and your music in seven words

 A psychedelic fart in a space suit

  1. Use seven words to describe each member of the band

Niamh: The one who spills all the secrets

Fiona: Will ponder over what shoes to wear for eternity

Tim: Has his head either in Protools or Bass Guitars

Alfie: Chief Downer – Master of Sundowner Coin

[Which goes to show once it gets above 1-2-3-4 most musicians tend to lose count, Ed]

  1. You have a half-hour festival slot to play. Which seven songs would you choose to perform and in what order….six of your own and one cover version?
  • Before The Storm
  • Great Beauty
  • King Of The Dawn
  • Into The Light
  • Ritual
  • Helter Skelter
  • Watchful Eye

[There’s lots of versions of Helter Skelter – so we dropped our favourite one in here, Ed]

  1. Which seven bands or artists have been your biggest influences? Of these which is your biggest hero and why?

Bob Marley is probably one of our biggest heroes he’s an on the road favourite. After that it would be: Goat, Astrud Gilberto, Eminem, Peter Tosh, The Congos and Jimi Hendrix

[We had to look up Astrud too, Ed]

  1. What are your seven steps to success as a band?
  • Get in your Praccy room as often as you can
  • Listen to good music
  • Go to gigs
  • Play gigs
  • Be a unit together
  • Party together
  • Don’t Party too much together

[Sounds a bit like marriage, Ed.]

  1. Can each share the seventh-to-last photo you have taken on your phone and say a few words about it?

We were doing a show in Shoreditch a couple of days ago. We had driven down from Liverpool early that morning and the journey had been tough. As you can probably imagine six people in a van start to go a little crazy after a six hours driving and start to look out the window for any kind of amusement/stimulation. Hence we saw this shop and thought of a few f****d up friends back home that this would come in handy for…

[Less said, the better, ed.]

  1. Seven is meant to be a lucky number…what do each member of the band use as a lucky charm? 

Niamh hasn’t cut her left big toe nail since the band started (2010)…

Fiona has good luck stickers…

Tim doesn’t need one…

Alf has a similar one to Niamh but its big toe hair length instead…

[Uggghh… Ed]

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Niamh Rowe much love from aussieland x

I will be there with my friend Debbie Bowers! Looking forward to seeing you Niamh. You will be amazing! Xx

Yo - go Niamh and rip the place up.

would love to be there but I opted for Saturday at EBGB's this week

Have a good one Niamh.

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Jack Rocks 7 – seven questions with Bang Bang Romeo

Jack Rocks Seven with Bang Bang Romeo

Brands and bands sometimes make uneasy bedfellows – but there is one trademark that screams ‘rawk’n’roll’ like no other…and that’s Jack Daniels.

The Jack Rocks Stage has been a regular fixture at festivals for the last few years. And it’s been the place to make a b-line for if you want to crank up the excitement levels a notch or two.

This year the team have hooked up with increasingly legendary live promoters, This Feeling, to take seven hand-picked bands on a tour of their stages at The Great Escape, TRNSMT, The Isle of Wight, and Reading & Leeds.

We were lucky enough to see all seven play a packed industry showcase in the cellar of an East London pub as they launched their Tennessee Whiskey-fuelled UK excursion. And we can vouch for the fact that every act rightly deserves its place on the bill.

So, because you may well have never have heard of many of these acts (which is sort of the point of the exercise) we thought we’d put seven questions to each of them so you kind get an idea of what makes them tick.

Here it’s the turn of Bang Bang Romeo to go under the spotlight…if you want a taster why not check out ‘Johanesburg’…

  1. Describe the band as a whole and your music in seven words

Theatrical Soulful Dramatic Tarantino Holy Preaching Nectar.

[This pretty much nails it. Ed]

2. Use seven words to describe each member of the band.

Anastasia: Loud, Emotional, Fiery , Feather Adorned Queen Bitch.

Ross: Guitar Playing Song Writing Natural Born Astronaut

Joel: Bleached Blonde Wild eyed Giant Sassy Princess.

Rich: Boring, Sarcastic, Hits Stuff, Artsy Fartsy, Boring.

[So boring they started repeating themselves, Ed]

Left to right: Anastasia, Ross, Rich, Joel

  1. You have a half-hour festival slot to play. Which seven songs would you choose to perform and in what order…six of your own and one cover version?

We’re currently locked up away in the studio recording our debut album, which we are all really excited about! But that means we aren’t allowed to give too much away regarding our sets this summer. For the cover though it would have to be something grand, theatrical and over the top that we could really put our own spin on, like something by Queen maybe? There’s nothing worse than a cover version that just sounds like a cheap version of the original.

[Absolutely no gags here about ‘Fat Bottom Girls’ – you have been warned. Personally I’d love to hear Anastasia turn her operatic talents to a version of ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, but only because that was the first single I ever bought, Ed]

  1. Which seven bands or artists have been your biggest influences? Of these which is your biggest hero and why?

Radiohead, Fleetwood Mac, Shirley Bassey, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Jefferson Airplane, Jack White, and Quentin Tarantino soundtracks.

I’d have to say the Tarantino soundtracks have probably been the biggest influence on us as that sound has always been the first thing picked out to describe us by the likes of Huw Stephens (BBC R1), NME, and John Kennedy (Radio X). We just love the whole cinematic & theatrical contrasting romantic and violent imagery and the way this provokes an emotional response in a viewer / listener. We always aim to encapsulate this same drama in our live performance and songs. It’s completely come about by chance from us all being massive fans and we often watch his films together in the studio.

[We can’t argue with any of that, Ed]

  1. What are your seven steps to success as a band? 

Work hard, Be on time. Make music YOU love. Have fun doing it. Don’t try and chase a trend. And, finally, support the scene and get in the zone by supporting your fellow bands! You are all in the same boat and in this together! This Feeling / Jacks Rocks is a perfect example of this amazing family spirit and where it can get you.

[New bands take heed – this is good advice, Ed.]

  1. Can you each share the seventh-to-last photo you have taken on your phone and say a few words about it?

Anastasia: My picture I took from the top of the Notre Dame in Paris a couple of weeks back. I was shocked by how much the gargoyle looked like Joel sat so close to the edge with little to nothing on overlooking the Parisian landscape! Haha…no, seriously though, it’s stunning. The contrast between the horror and beauty in this view gives me goose-bumps. I can still feel the Notre Dame moving from under our feet with the wind. Can’t wait to play Paris one day with my boys. It’s such a beautiful place!

Joel: My seventh photo is of us with Findlay in the photo booth from the Moth Club show the other night… I think this just shows what a narcissist I am haha. No but seriously it was such a cool venue and a wicked show, Findlay were fierce and it was amazing to finally catch up and hang with them a couple years after we first met backstage at the JD Rocks Isle of Wight Stage we were both playing.

 

 

Rich: My photo is my working drawing of our new logo which I created after we brainstormed a few ideas involving moths, vultures, butterflies and roses. The idea was to try and combine the romance and elegance of a butterfly with something more carnal and violent, to coincide with the running themes in our music. It took a few days to piece together but after some terrible scribbles and a bit of tidying up we got the image for our new logo.

[You saw it here first J Ed]

Ross: We were on our way to a gig not so long ago, and drove through some woods, which we thought looked a decent setting for a band picture, standard. At the time the sat nav said we were 20mins from the venue. After a couple of photos we immediately regretted the decision because when we got back in the car, the sat nav was saying 2 hours from destination!  We’d gone in to some flight of the navigator, Blair Witch, upside down time warp of a nightmare forest!! If you go down to the woods today…don’t get out the car. We only just made the gig by the skin of our teeth.

  1. Seven is meant to be a lucky number…what do each member of the band use as a lucky charm? 

Believe it or not we actually developed a superstition playing The J.D Rocks stage’s at Leeds & Y Not Festival last summer!

We all have a shot of Jack Daniels just before we go on stage. They were probably our two favourite festival shows to date and we were blown away by the size of the crowds and the reaction to our set. It was electric! So the tradition has now stuck and we never go on stage without a shot of Jack to fire us up to perform!

[And no, they weren’t paid to say that…they promise us, Ed.]

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8 hours ago

BANG BANG ROMEO

QUEEN.

The greatest front man of all time, some of the best tunes of the modern age, and a legendary story to go with it...
20th Century Fox and Sofar Sounds gave us the opportunity to pay our respects to one of our biggest influences in support of the Bohemian Rhapsody film which came out this year... this is, The Show Must Go On 🖤

(P.s this was supporting Lily Allen who was ace and is a super lovely lass too, great dress sense)

youtu.be/zhbDJ6dllKQBang Bang Romeo performing “The Show Must Go On (Queen Cover)” at Sofar London on 2nd October 2018. Sofar puts on hundreds of intimate shows each month aroun...
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Amazing!!💙

Wow love it 👏

Your voice ❤️, your music 🎶, your take on the covers I’ve heard just....... BRILLIANT 🙌. ( we can’t wait to see you again soon ) 😁 Happy Christmas BBR 🎅🏻🎄Xx

👌👌👌👌

Wow!!

Woow!

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2 days ago

BANG BANG ROMEO

Here it is, christmas gift 1/3, cos we just bloody love a classic.

Had a lot of fun with this, here's our take on 'We Three Kings' 🖤

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Love this so much 🎄❤️

How in the name of Christ have you managed to make we three kings sound cool

Millie Rae Turrell

Wow brill!!! ❤️😘❤️ xxxxx

Wowser! ❤️❤️❤️

Love love love it ❤️❤️❤️🖤

This is amazing! On a download anywhere?

Ron Richardson 😍🙌🏽👼🏼

WoW 😮 love it 🥰

Bloody awesome x

Love this 😍

Wow! That's brilliant. You should do an album for next year!

Amazing

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