Dreamy, indie-rockers Whenyoung are heading off to Latitude this weekend, you’ll find them frolicking amongst the glorious pink sheep.
Hey! You’ve been focusing really hard this year on live shows, with some pretty hefty support slots under your belts, what’s been your highlights?
Ya, we’ve been really lucky in getting to play under some big names. Nick Cave and Patti Smith in Dublin was definitely our highlight as they’re two of our idols.
Recent release ‘Heaven on Earth’ is really cool, how’ve you found the reaction to it?
The reaction has been good, we were really happy with how that song turned out and our self-directed video for it.
What inspired the video for it?
The inspiration for the video was an unfinished film, L’Enfer by Henri Georges Clouzot which is based on Dante’s Inferno. We travel through a version of hell experiencing the seven deadly sins.
You played at The Great Escape this year, how did that go?
We loved it, our main show was at The Hope which is such a good venue. The crowd was great and we just love being in Brighton. It’s cool getting to see other shows and bumping into other bands.
Is there anyone you’re particularly excited to see at Latitude festival?
The Killers of course. The Vaccines who we’ve played with this year. Alex Cameron was fantastic, we got to watch that from the side of the stage. He’s got it all, the tunes and the persona.
If you could collaborate with any artist on the line-up, who would it be and why?
We wouldn’t be averse to writing a song with Brandon Flowers the hitmaker!
What can people expect from your set?
Colour coordination and euphoria!
How does playing festivals compare to your own gigs? Do you have a preference?
Festivals are really fun, there’s probably a bit less pressure and the crowd is looser and up for it, I guess if the weather’s right!
Have you got many other gigs lined up for us to get excited about?
Yes, more festivals over the next couple months. And then our first UK headline tour in September! Our first European gig in September too at Reeperbahn.
What are your top festival survival tips?
Suck it up and enjoy the cold food and warm beer.
And finally, for those lucky enough to be going to see you on the festival circuit, in a few words, why should they come see you play? Think of this as new music speed dating, no pressure, 30 seconds, Go.
We will promise to have you walking away in a significantly more inspired and enlightened mood than 40 minutes previously. If not we’ll give you a free t-shirt.