Me and Dave Gleave went over to Stockport on the 13th May to interview and snap the band before the gig. Nice bunch of lads lead by Tom Ogden, centre above.They are a sixties inspired band, despite what Tom said in the interview. I kind of got the impression that they were sick of being compared to the 13th Floor Elevators and The Zombies and were trying to defy the obvious comparisons.
The reality is that they are a sixties sounding band and use motifs borrowed from the Byrds, the Doors and many other. The statement that there’s loads of disco in there is a bit of deflection because I couldn’t hear any – they about as far away from Abba as you can get and frankly comparing themselves to them won’t do them any good. My mum used to listen to that crap for fuck’s sake!
When this series of festival gigs is over I expect them to be huge! just wait for the album produced by James Skelly ex-Coral on Skeleton records,