For our upcoming Future Cuts gig at The Finsbury this Saturday, the wonderful White Hart have put together a Pre-Show playlist AND given us a brilliant Q and A. Read and listen below.
Can you tell us about your debut track ‘Friction’?
Friction was always going to be a big one for us, being that it was the first song that we finished writing together. We’ve been told by friends and fans alike that it’s the catchiest song in our setlist, which would probably explain why people have started singing it back to us back in Brighton. It managed to find itself on an official Spotify playlist as well, which has gotten us 45k streams on that platform alone. We’re really pleased with the reception it’s received.
What would you say your Mantra or objective is as a band?
When we started as a band we decided we wanted to make music that people could have a bit of fun with, this is probably how we came to write Friction. It’s been really fun writing music with a bit more depth recently though, we think this is reflected in our upcoming single ‘Youngblood’. All four of us have always been really passionate about music, we hope we get the chance to keep playing for as long as possible (we really don’t want to have to get ‘proper jobs’ until our parents eventually force us too)
Who or what inspires you right now?
We all have really different inspirations really when it comes to music, so we won’t bore you with that. We’re all pretty inspired by our drummer Sean, he’s really good at drumming and it’s amazing that he puts up with us. Donald Glover is pretty inspiring as well. The man’s an actor, writer, comedian, rapper, singer and songwriter. Listen to him under his stage name ‘Childish Gambino’ if you haven’t already, Redbone is a tune.
Do you have any pre or post gig rituals?
It honestly depends on the venue. When we play away from home (Brighton) we usually like to explore the town/city that we’re playing in before soundcheck. You’ll probably see us lurking around Finsbury Park on Saturday if you look hard enough. We’ve always said that we’d like to walk about to ‘Season 2 Episode 3’ by Glass Animals because that is a tune, but no sound engineer seems to have that one on their iPod. Who knows, maybe we’ll finally get to walk out to it this weekend.
What song are you most looking forward to playing at Future Cuts?
We can’t wait to play the last song in our set, which we’re going to be releasing as our next single. Hang around for the drop, you’ll see why.