Following its huge success, The British Sound Project returns this year to a brand-new home at O2 Ritz Manchester on Saturday 30th November 2019! The festival features an all-British line up of indie rock bands across two floors in a celebration of some of the UK’s most exciting names in music, as well as upcoming, rising talent.
Now here’s your chance to get to know Indoor Pets, who will be playing the main room alongside Rat Boy, The Snuts, FEET and TTRRUUCES…
- Introduce yourselves – who are you and where do you come from?
We are Indoor Pets. We come from Sittingbourne, Kent but we’ve somehow ended up in London.
- What’s your favourite thing to do when visiting Manchester?
It’s probably a coin toss between V – Revs or the Kilo sale in the Northern Quarter.
- Are you excited to play British Sound Project?
I’m excited to play terrible shows, so you can only imagine how excited I am to play this show.. because it’s not terrible and therefore even more exciting.. That makes sense right?
- Which other artists are you going to try and check out at British Sound Project?
Chappaqua Wrestling and The Snuts please. Inject it into my veins.
- Tell us your best story from touring.
Well we once had our van broken into and 90% of our equipment stolen. That was in Manchester actually. Anyway, long story short, we designed a tea towel, asked for help and ended up being able to replace everything because of our beautiful fan base. Rollercoaster innit.
- Can you remember the first song you wrote when you were young? What was it called?
I used to write songs for my mum as a birthday/Christmas present as I had no money. The earlier numbers were absolute bops but did tend rip off whatever Westlife song I was listening to at the time.
- Plans for the rest of the year?
Find myself. Write another album. Find myself whilst writing another album. Find another album because I realised it was within myself the whole time.
- If you could have a meal with three musicians, dead or alive, who would it be?
Definitely alive. Let me go on the record by saying that I don’t enjoy the company of dead bodies. Rivers Cuomo, and the two clones of himself that I know for a fact he keeps in his basement.
- Tell us a story from your time on the road…
We once drove through the valleys of Wales at 3am inadvertently chasing a sheep up a hill for about half a mile because the sheep didn’t realise to just move either side of the road. I vividly remember this moment. We were pretty hysterical at the time.
- Why should people come to check out your British Sound Project set?
Because they’ve paid for a ticket and it would be financially prudent to make the most out of that ticket. Also we’re really good. Mostly the first thing though.