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The Tangents Interview

We caught up with Notts trio The Tangents ahead of their headline show here on 3rd March, discussing everything from the show to festivals to Knebworth... Support on the night will come from 5-piece indie rockers Short Weekends and Mansfield lads For The Girl. Tickets are still available from http://bit.ly/2lBEPXs...

It’s great to have you back playing at our venue, everyone in the office can’t wait! What does it mean for you guys to come back for another headline show in your hometown?

It's been a little while since we've done a headline show in Nottingham, we've been spending time sorting out the line-up and writing some new tracks. So we're proper buzzing for this one! It's always great to play your hometown and we want to make a major statement with this show.

How would you describe The Tangents to someone that’s never heard your music before?

Indie rock with a bit of garage rock thrown in. It's faster and more aggressive than your usual indie band. We sound a bit like The Jam when they started out, with more of a pop hook.

Where does the inspiration for your music come from?

The lyrics are mainly about relationships, the daily grind and getting off your nut. I think that these are things that most people can connect to and that makes the songs more relatable when you're listening to it. In terms of the music I tend to write the lyrics and a basic structure, and then the lads will hear it and come up with their parts. That means that the tune ends up being bigger than the sum of its parts, cos we all listen to different music and so you get loads of different inspirations shining through. There's a couple of cheeky Nottingham one-liners in the set.

You’ve supported great bands like The Sherlocks in the past, how does playing a headline show affect your set?

Playing a headline show is great because we get to play more tunes and we can make the last tune proper mega. We mess about with it, it might have a mental guitar solo at the end or we might just repeat that chorus until nobody has any vocal chords left. Depends how much beer everybody's had. 

It’s not long until festival season now, what have you got lined up for the Summer and the rest of the year?

We'll be announcing all of our Summer plans over the course of March. We're in the studio working with a very talented producer for our next single, which is gonna be bigger sounding than ever. But everything else is under wraps whilst we plan it out.

One last question, if you could only ever play one song at one venue for the rest of your lives, what would you play where?

Champagne Supernova at Knebworth.

 

The Tangents headline The Bodega on 3rd March 2017 - TICKETS

Listen to latest single 'Forever More' here

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