We sat down with the saddest boys there are to get to know them a little better before they hit the stage here at our place, take a look!
Hey guys! We’re buzzing to have you hear at The Bodega, how are you feeling ahead of the show?
We are similarly buzzing. It’s felt like a long time to get to this tour and this album, there’s a lot of pent up energy. Nottingham has been one of our favourite places to come since we played Dot to Dot, we’re grateful to be coming back.
You’ve got a new album on the way, what can you tell us about that and how was the writing process compared to your other releases?
I can tell you it’s out Friday (5th May) which may or may not have passed by the time this is published. Reviews so far have been excellent so probably better off seeking those out than hearing it from me, somewhat relieved they’ve been positive so far, quietly hoping for a character assassination at some point.
We’re sandwiched between the other dates on the tour, are you looking forward to hitting the road and how have you been prepping for this string of dates?
We’ve been getting the engine started out in Europe which has been awesome, playing a lot of places we hadn’t been before and exploring what we want to do with the show. We’ve not played a lot in the last year really, we’d been focussed on the record so took a little bit of time to get the thing ticking over but now we’re in fine form and having a lot of fun with it.
The new singles are sounding brilliant and have gone down very well here! How has the reaction been to the new tunes and do you like experimenting with new tracks in a live setting?
The reaction has been lovely, I do suffer a little to feel properly engaged through online reaction though so yes, i love exploring how the songs work live and how people react to the new material, both the stuff they’re familiar with and not – especially as the first time playing a lot of these songs live, we’re kind of stepping into the unknown together.
How’s summer looking for you guys aside from tour and what can we expect to see over the rest of the year?
We’re doing a bit of the festival rounds which we always enjoy, I think just looking forward to seeing if the album takes on some life of its own outside of us – it’s been a private item for so long, something changes when it’s public and you’re never sure how you will feel about it once it’s had some time to evolve in the hands of others so i’m looking forward to seeing what happens with that.
Lastly if there was one piece of gear you could never remove from your live set up what would it be?
I am definitely the wrong person to ask about this – I don’t know jack shit about gear. I’ll say Tom’s laptop. It’s constantly fucking up, giving me a headache, and yet we can’t seem to ever get rid of it so i guess it’s got to be essential.
Catch Sad Boys Club at The Bodega on the 11th May. Tickets on sale now.