Meet ‘Em – Celestines

If you haven’t seen Notts-based pop-rockers Celestines gigging around the city then you’ve probably been hanging out in the wrong places. With thunderous drums and ear-worm riffs, a Bodega headline feels like a good place to start. Let’s meet ’em…

Hey guys, welcome back to The Bodega! How are you feeling ahead of the show?

It’s great to be back after some time off and we’re super excited to be performing at our favourite venue again!

This isn’t the first time you’ve hit the stage here, what does The Bodega mean to you guys both musically and socially?

The Bodega has always been a hot spot for bands and for ourselves whenever we’re out and about in town. Since we formed back in 2019, it was always a goal of ours to headline here. Doing it twice is even better!

A few months back you put out your single ‘Cheap Watch’, how has the reaction been to that?

Cheap Watch was a tough one for us. We knew that it would be our last release for a while and after such a great reaction from our EP (Our Night), we knew it had to live up to a lot. The reaction was surprising and we were glad that many enjoyed it. Now we’re back and ready for our next big release so watch this space…

For those who’ve seen you before (and those who haven’t), what can we expect?

We’ve got a few new tricks that we’re pulling out for this show but don’t want to give too much away. While we’ve been away, we’ve been polishing our existing sound and working on new tunes that we hope will get the room bouncing just like they always have. There may or may not be a new release on the horizon but you’ll just have to wait and see!

What’s the writing process like between you all and do you find live shows to be a good chance to mess around with new ideas?

Our writing process is pretty simple. We each have ideas that we bring to practice and work on them together, building each part until we have a complete idea. The song keeps changing until we’re completely set and happy. That’s when we’ll be ready to play it live for you guys and then go off and record it.

One final thing! Seeing as we’re only a few weeks into 2023, what else can we expect to see from Celestines this year?

This future is always a mystery but gigs, new music and new dungarees are guaranteed!

Celestines play The Bodega on 18th March. Tickets are on sale here.

Interview by Fin Heighton-Jupp.





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