Tue 29 Sep 2015

Interview with… Baby Strange

Since emerging with the brilliantly dark ‘Pure Evil in 2013’, Baby Strange have toured with the likes of Palma Violets, Swim Deep and Slaves, as well as playing festival shows at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow and Reading & Leeds Festival. The band are set to embark on a nine-date UK tour next month, which will see them play a headline date at Manchester’s Night & Day on 7th October.
How did the band get together and why the name Baby Strange?
We got together because we were bored of the music that was surrounding us at the time, we needed something to feel excited by and starting this band did exactly that. We went for the name because we like how the two words sounded together. Simple as that.
You’ve been busy playing at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow and Brighton’s Great Escape Festival. What have been your highlights?
Playing Reading & Leeds last year really sticks in my mind when I think about festivals. Especially Leeds, it was amazing to see the tent that full.
You’re going on a huge UK headline tour in October are you guys excited for this?
We can’t wait, we really enjoy touring.
You will be playing at Manchester Night & Day on Wednesday 7th October, do you enjoy playing in the city?
One of my favourites, great for buying clothes and the crowd always seem up for it.
What did you take from touring with bands such as Palma Violets and Swim Deep?
That being good to your support band and your fans is important. No egos, none of that bullshit.
You will be playing with Slaves at O2 Academy Brixton on 17th December, this is going to be huge! How did this come about?
We toured with them a few months ago which was a lot of fun but this show will be something else. It’s a venue we’ve always wanted to play and it’s the prefect band to do it with.
What new music should we be looking out for?
Catholic Action, The New Fabian Society, The Lapelles, Laura St Jude and a new band I’ve just discovered from Birmingham called Frank.
You’re in a really exciting place at the moment, what’s in store for 2016?
Our debut album. We can’t wait to get moving with it.
Have you got any messages for your fans?
Keep supporting new bands by going to their gigs and buying their records.
Listen to Baby Strange’s Tracks on Tour Spotify Playlist below or follow it HERE.

Tickets for the Manchester date are on sale now and available at gigst.rs/BabyStrange