04 - NORWICH Waterfront
05 - LIVERPOOL Academy
06 - NEWCASTLE Boiler Shop
07 - EXETER Lemon Grove
09 - NORTHAMPTON Roadmender
10 - COVENTRY Kasbah
11 - OXFORD Academy
We recently spoke to vocalist Becca MacIntyre all about the band's latest album 'Knowing What You Know Now':
WAS THERE A LOT OF PRESSURE FOLLOWING UP SUCH AN INCREDIBLY STRONG DEBUT ALBUM? "I guess there is going to be pressure, because with ‘The Weird And Wonderful…’ we’d only just got signed, and we had all of this material. I think it’s a lot different when it goes from you doing [a band] as a hobby, to getting signed where it really does become a job. A little bit of pressure can do amazing things and can push you to greater places. We’ve learned to see pressure as a good thing and we seem to work well under pressure as a band. We wouldn’t have signed up to this if we were going to be lazy about it."
YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN A VERY ENERGETIC LIVE BAND - DID THAT ENERGY TRANSFER INTO THE STUDIO? "Completely - we were happy to get back into it. We were all so happy to be under the same roof, to be able to just go out and play football and then sit down together and have tea. For me that was important because over the last two years I’ve been very separated from the boys, because of my knee operation and then not living next door to each other anymore. We’re doing something that we absolutely love and something that connected us all together in the first place, which was music. It makes you look forward to the next experience of recording."
IT SOUNDS AS THOUGH YOU'RE READY TO MAKE ANOTHER RECORD BEFORE YOU'VE EVEN PUT THIS ONE OUT? "After we finished recording, Jack [Bottomley, guitar] was still constantly writing. Then like, seven ideas came into my own head. That little bit of inspiration is all you need to get things going. Josh [MacIntyre, drums] is always full of ideas - he’s always on his Mac. We’re all in a good place and we all have an idea of a sound and direction for a new record, but you never really know. I could be talking about this in a few months and saying, ‘All these songs are shit!’"
You can listen to the full chat on the Rock Sound Podcast below: