30 days, 30 bands – #27 The Violet May

“No, you aren’t the Sex Pistols, stop acting like this!” – a fellow reviewer on twitter referring to the Violet May’s set at The Foundry. Another band I got into thanks to The Hope Explosion. It was them who got me into The Violet May after a long conversation in the lovely beer garden at the Fat Cat. The stories, the myths, the ferocity.  I missed … Continue reading 30 days, 30 bands – #27 The Violet May

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Interview – The Violet May

It’s a slightly chilly day in September at the front side of the Showroom Cinema. There, Chris Mcclure and a friend of his are having a conversation about, well, life in general. The best type. I join in for a while and we talk about the current state of radio, not only in the UK, but also in Mexico. I drop the bombshell that there’s barely any radio stations playing rock in a city as big as Mexico City (with 20+ million people) and the response is an honest “wow”. Chris’ friend eventually bids farewell and we are joined by John (guitar, keyboard) and Jono (guitar).

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Singles – The Smashing Pumpkins, The Violet May, Bromheads, Gaoler’s Daughter, The Cubical

A veritable all mix this week, as we get an alt-legend strutting their stuff, a raucous band known for their intense live shows, a Liverpudlian gang who probably sleep in a beer freezer, a garage duo with a smashing garage sound and a group dabbling in a suave type of indie.

Hopefully, these songs will cheer you if the freezing weather is doing your mood in! As always, all links to the bands are at the end of the post.

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