Circuit Sweet Interview, Feature


July 6, 2015

For the last few weeks, in the lead up to one of the most renowned UK independent festival’s opening those gates again, we’ve been chatting to a handful of artists performing at this years 2000trees festival based in Cheltenham. We’ve asked artists to shed light on their festival experiences, what they plan to give to the audience at this years event and who they’re looking forward to catching live.

With only 3 more sleeps, 2000 trees festival will  shortly commence for its 9th year. To coincide with the fast approaching July dates, from now up until the day before the fun begins, we are continuing to host a special 2000 trees Artist Feature. Taking a closer look at some of the talent playing and introducing our readers to a handful of acts in a more personal manor; as we talk to the musicians to find out about their musical endeavours, their live sets and what we can look forward to from them on the day, as well as their top artist to see at trees.


Following on from our array of festival features, all of which to get you in the mood of this fast approaching highly anticipated event, we had the pleasure in chatting to Blackpool’s Boston Manor. We’ve been following this talented five-piece following the release of their EP ‘Driftwood’ in October of last year through Failure By Design Records. Their live performances are quickly gathering the right praise, as this energetic intense act are ones to watch.

Please introduce yourselves and your role within the band- How long have you been playing and performing live?
My name’s Henry & I sing. We’ve been performing live for just under 2 years.
How did you form and where did the name come from?
We’d played in bands in the same scene prior to the band forming & just decided to start playing together once those bands split. We all wanted to play similar stuff so it just progressed naturally I guess.
What can we look forward to from your live performance during this years highly anticipated festival?
Some energy, some vibes. Hopefully some stage dives (that wasn’t meant to rhyme)
What is it that you personally get from your performance?
Just a real adrenaline rush, it’s still so humbling to see people singing your words back at you, that’s still something we’re getting used to
How would you describe the reception to your presence?
Well it all depends. We’ve done some tours where a lot of people already know who we are and some recently where people have never heard of us. Both are great in different ways. Ultimately I like to think In the case of the latter at least some people come away having enjoyed themselves.
How would you personally describe your own sound in one word?
Is there a particular track that you just love to play?
We’re jamming a new song at the moment that’s on our new ep which we haven’t released yet. I really love playing that. But to be honest there’s none I don’t like playing, Wolf is always fun too.
Is there an artist you can’t wait to see at the festival, if so why?
Creeper man, they’re sick. We played with them back in April and they blew me away!
Is this your first 2000trees experience?
It is! I’m really looking forward to it, heard a lot of great things.
What else are you looking forward to from this years event?
Seeing Defeater will be sick, I’m just looking forward to seeing some friends, having some beers and hanging out. Not been to a festival in a while.
What makes a festival special to you?
Just good times man, a bunch of mates, some good bands and maybe a drink or two.
Give us some festival advice- what one thing would you urge everyone to bring with them for this weekend?
I mean a tent is the obvious choice. Don’t bring a chair, it’ll just get stolen and subsequently burned.
Enlighten us to what can we look forward to from you in the future- many other plans set for the rest of this year, be it touring, recording, releasing etc?
Well we’re putting out an ep in the autumn, we have a run of shows towards the end of the summer which haven’t been announced yet. And a tour towards the end of the year!
And Finally any last words from you?
Saudade de voce

Henry, thanks so much for your time and look forward to seeing you later this week!

We’ve got a few more artist interviews to follow but what are you waiting for. Thursday is quickly approaching, there is a small number of tickets left so if you’ve not got yours yet then don’t delay.

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