Hi. V excite post today! Listen up, ya’ll!
The music section on me lil blog does NOT get enough attention these days, with uni commitments seriously meaning I’ve got less and less time to devote to blogging, but if you know me well you know that my first love was music – and I love writing about it just as much as I loved performing.
So lo and behold, I have FINALLY another interview coming ya way – and it’s with a band that you just might know.
The Tailormade are an indie pop trio that have been doin’ the rounds on the music scene for quite some time, and with some big ol’ names. Ya might remember them from being the house band for BBC Radio 1’s Secret Busker series, in which they were tasked to take part in a ‘busk-off’ with the likes of The Vamps and James Arthur. Need a refresher? Watch the hilarity unfold in this YouTube vid:
But 2018 has rolled around and the boys have moved onto pastures new, with an incredible 5-track EP, ‘Life of Sampson’. And these boys are doing it different from the rest, with this EP being an unusual biographical storytelling of the fictional character, Sampson, and chronicles moments of his life.
And imma v lucky bean to be able to have interviewed these guys, as they are tipped for some seriously big things after having their praises sung by some seriously big names. Gary Linekar, XFM’s Phil Clifton and Emma Thompson all are rootin’ for the guys, and they spent the summer of 2017 supporting mahoosive pop stars such as Olly Murs, Madness and Jess Glynne, as well as the legend that is Sir Tom Jones.
This summer has seen them supporting Madness on their huge summer tour, and playing a set at Michael Bublé’s British Summertime Festival at Hyde Park.
I managed to grab the boys and fit into their packed schedules for a lil chat about all things music. And here I give ya some quickfire questions with up-and-coming, ready to grace ya ears, The Tailormade:
Gimme the goss on who you guys are and whether music was something you’ve always wanted to pursue a career in!
The Tailormade on meeting James Arthur through their stint on Radio 1: “There’s a very awkward handshake towards the end”
The Tailormade on their EP’s fiction character: “Sampson is that little character inside of us all wanting to get drunk and scream that someone’s on the wrong side of the escalator”
The Tailormade on how they want their music to make people feel: “Life is too short- have the last doughnut; go for that beer”
The Tailormade on their songwriting process: “Every session is completely different with someone different leading it each time”
The Tailormade on the future: “We’d just love to keep doing this as a career and keep performing all over the country”