What are your names?
Jamie, Steven, Mike, Luke & Andy
Tell us the story behind the name.
Stole it from the Stone Roses track: ‘(Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister’
What is your genre of music?
Indie Rock & Roll
Give us a little bio about you as a band and individuals.
Starting off as a 2 piece (myself and Ste) we gained record label interest and heavy praise from BBC Radio in a short time span, We decided to push on we would form a full 5 piece band, we instantly got Andy (the drummer) involved as he was a mate of ours and was part of a previous band we were in when we were younger, we then found Luke and Mike from the local music scene and poached from from other bands. Since we got the full band together just over a year ago we’ve been touring the UK & playing sold out shows.
Describe each other in two words.
Are you a signed?
No, though we’ve had a few offers.
You’re set to release a new single in April ‘ Spaceman Dreams’, tell us more about it.
It’s a song about how you should never give up on your dreams no matter what life throws at you. Never settle for a mediocre mundane life and strive for more.
Describe it in two words.
What was the writing process like?
Same way we write majority of our material, Ste comes up with a riff and a basic melody and I add lyrics.
What was the recording process like?
It was great, we recorded it in Glasgow we managed to get this and the b side recorded in 2 days with a mad night on the drink in between.
Will we see a new EP or Album this year, if so what can you tell us about it?
Probably not unless we get signed to a label off the back of this, we self fund the recording process, we would love to release an album on a label that’s our number one aim. For now we will see how this debut single release goes and look to get another single released later in the year.
Will you be touring this year?
Yeah we are full on all through the year with gigs. We head off on tour in April to promote the single release and another tour in the pipeline later on in the year.
If So where will you be heading?
We will be playing at:
Glasgow Broadcast – Tuesday 10th April
Sheffield Café Totem – Thursday 12th April
Kendal The Heron – Saturday 14th April
Manchester Jimmy’s – Sunday 15th April
Liverpool Maguire’s – Saturday 21st April
Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s – Sunday 22nd April
Newcastle Jumpin’ Jack’s – Friday 27th April
What made you go in to music?
It’s all of our passion we are all so focused on being successful within the music industry as it’s all we want and won’t stop until we get to where we want to be.
Who are your influences?
Massively influenced by a lot of 90’s and 60’s bands. Name drops would have to include the likes of Oasis, Stone Roses, Verve, the La’s, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Faces, Kinks to name a few.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
From the music we’ve grew up listening too. We aren’t trying to re-invent the wheel with what we do, id say if anything we wear our influences on our sleeve and proudly so.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Hopefully signed to a label with an album published and on the bill of all the major festivals.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Play Footy and work the daily grind.
Where would your dream venue to play in your hometown?
Carlisle United’s footy ground, Brunton Park
If you could collaborate with one UK Artists or Band who would it be?
If you could collaborate with one US Artists or Band who would it be?
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Live Forever, Oasis
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Never give up
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Never give up
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
I’ll have one for the road
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Lyrics, Chords, Guitar (our bassist forgot to bring his to the last gig then had to drive home for it), Tambourine, Jacket, the one think I can always guarantee I will never forget is the jacket.