Hi can you tell us the band members’ names and roles please?
We got Nick Burdett on bass & main vocals, Chris Childs on guitar & vocals and Sam Perkins on Drums.
How did you come up with the band name?
We basically had a list of ideas that we liked while we were recording our debut EP, which we put to the peoples choice via that reliable resource that is the internet. All Better was a crowd favourite, and just seemed to feel right.
How would you best describe the genre of music you make, and why?
“Dirty pop” was a phrase we used for a while, because it is just that. Loud pop songs with drums & guitars. Energetic pop rock bangers with a nostalgic nod to the classics.
Give us a little bio about you.
Alt-punk trio from Brighton making hook-riddled heavy pop bangers.
What made you all decide to go into music?
Money & attention. That’s why anyone does it, right?! Nah, we’ve all been in bands since being teenagers. I don’t think any of us would know what to do with ourselves without playing music.
Who are your biggest influences?
Blink 182, New Found Glory, Say Anything, Jimmy Eat World, Kayne West, Ariana Grande. We could go on.
Are you signed?
We’re putting our debut album out via Sugar-Free Records, which is actually just our Chris’ label & promotions company so I’m not sure that counts? DIY til I cry.
You just released your latest single ‘Kicking and Screaming’, tell us more about the single and the meaning behind it?
Kicking and Screaming is about striving to grow up but feeling that deep down you can’t or won’t. It dances around the themes of addiction, growing up and being honest with yourself.
Who did you work with on the single? What was the writing and recording process like?
So it’s the lead single from our debut album, which we recorded with Daly George at The Ranch. In terms of writing, Nick basically cooks the hot dog & puts it in the bun – Sam & I are like the onions, mustard & ketchup. Nick is the roast, we’re the gravy. We had a lot of fun in the studio, and I think we’d all agree that this was one of the songs that we were all like “yeah that’s a single, what a bop” or whatever the kids call it these days.
Describe the track in two words.
You also just released the music video for the song, tell us more about the creative process and who you worked with on the shoot.
The video was loads of fun, we went down to the beach in Portslade in late summer last year in front of a picturesque sun set, we’re really happy with how it looks. It was filmed by Adam Tidd at 5th Gen Films. The video stars Naz Voghufi, and was directed and edited by our very own Nick Burdett.
Your new album ‘How To Be Alone’ is coming out soon, tell us more about the naming and making of the album.
The album title comes from the second track “Wooden Boy”. Track by track, the album breaks down feelings of loss, self worth, heartache and the struggles of becoming an adult, but this is by no means a bleak or dreary record — instead, we’re trying to offer positive affirmations with humility and humour whilst reinforcing the constant reminder to not take life too seriously.
Do you have any live shows or a tour coming up and if so let us know where we can catch you at?
So we’ve just finished a tour with our new friends in Trashed who are sick. And we’ve got a bunch of dates coming up, including a tour with Buds in May and an album release tour in June. Here’s where & when:
MAY with Buds.
3rd – The Underground, Stoke
4th – CORP, Sheffield
6th – Retro Bar, Manchester
7th – Craufurd Arms (bar), Milton Keynes
2nd – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
14th – Oxford – The Library
16th – Margate – Elsewhere
17th – Leicester – The Shed
18th – BRISTOL Booze Cruise Festival
24th – Cambridge
What else can we expect in 2022?
We have a lot more plans for shows, and of course we’ve got the debut album coming out on the 6th May, with some very pretty 12” vinyl. We’ve also got a load of cool music videos in the works. Oh, and a couple of sick festival appearances which we’re well excited for.
Will we see any collaborations and if so, can you tell us more about them?
We did get in touch with Kanye but he’s taking a while to get back to us. Fingers crossed though.
Where do you see yourself in 5 Years?
Hopefully not sleeping in the back of our car in a car park. Maybe putting out another album or something, if the world hasn’t ended or something.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“Does this services have a Greggs?”