Meet ‘Em – Pentire

On the 2nd March Herefordshire quartet Pentire bring their laser-sharp indie rock to Notts, so we got to know ’em!

Hey guys! Really excited to have you join us here at The Bodega, how are you feeling ahead of hitting the road?

Excited! Really looking forward to getting back out there, we can’t wait to see everyone’s beautiful faces once again!

 What was it like forming a band in Herefordshire, was there a particularly vibrant music scene or any venues that stick out to you as places where you cut your teeth?

It was difficult to be honest – there’s a lot of older men in covers bands, wasn’t much of a scene! The one actual venue that really helped us cut our teeth was The Speakeasy in Hereford – Stevie and the team really helped us get going there! We’re so grateful to all the help we got (and continue to get) from BBC Intro Hereford and Worcester too, they helped us hugely!

 We wanted to congratulate you on recently signing to Scruff Of The Neck ahead of the release of your latest single ‘Don’t Let Your Love (Let You Down)’, what can you tell us about the new tune?

We love it. It’s one of our favourite tracks we’ve done so far (and the first track with our drummer Jake!). It’s all about temptation and how it rarely ends well! Listen now wherever you get ya music!

 What goes into tour preparation for you guys and are there any essentials you can’t travel without?

Instruments, red wine and Jack’s lemon and honey… that’ll do us to be fair! All jokes aside we’re quite simple, we just want to get on stage and have a dance with people. Tour prep goes as far as countless rehearsals, lots of setlist disagreements and LOTS of work behind the scenes to get it all ready to go!

 Do you enjoy writing on the road or do you prefer to use that time to focus on the songs that make up the setlist?

We rarely write on the road, but that’s not to say we’ve never done it. We wrote a few tunes on the road with Larkins back in September which may make the cut one day, but on the whole we prefer to use our downtime to relax and prepare for the next show!

 Lastly are there any pre-show rituals we should prepare ourselves for?

We do a little hug before we go on, and usually Guinness is the preferred drink before/on stage – along with the red wine! Hint hint 😉

Thanks so much for having us at Bodgea! We genuinely cannot wait to come back and headline one of our favourite venues xx

Catch Pentire at The Bodega on the 2nd March, tickets on sale now.





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