Cultivating great musical taste

Festival

The Cadbury Sisters – good music is all about relatability and that doesn’t always mean lyrics

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The Cadbury Sisters are a three-piece group made up, unsurprisingly, of sisters. They came to Victorious to play on the Castle stage and they said they had a great time on there. While we’re chatting The Struts are playing on the main stage, the lead singer had previously launched himself into the audience and the sisters were enjoying the show.

Meanwhile, motivated by the cup return tent, there were children jumping into the nearby dumpster rummaging through the rubbish, making  a brilliant welcome to Portsmouth. The Cadbury Sisters were certainly enjoying the atmosphere and revelling in the slight chaos around them, having fun watching. We caught up with Lucy, Mary and Jess beside the Castle Stage, and they said it was one of the best interviews they’d had. (more…)

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Josh Savage – I’m doing a living room tour around the UK

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Josh Savage is a singer songwriter from Winchester who has created a lot of traction for himself. He has been noted as one of the top ten artists to watch by the Huffington Post. He delivers folk rock songs and has two EPs, Mountains in Hurricanes and Spaces, that backs up the hype he is receiving. He started off with classical music but by the time he was 17 he had his first gig at The Talking Heads in Southampton.

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Hometown Show – contrary to rumours Seasick Steve is not joining the band

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We caught up with Hometown Show at Victorious last year, and they were more than happy to create a tradition and come talk to us before heading onto the stage for their set. They have been busy in the year that has gone by, releasing their debut album Love, Liquor and Lonely Nights, playing at the O2 in London and taking on the task of curating and headlining the Real Ale Stage at Victorious.

The band is always fun to talk to and this was no exception. All four were present for the interview, so we were talking to Matthew Harrison, Josh Hibberd, Trevor Thwaites and Caz Batten. They spared us a few minutes outside the Real Ale Stage. (more…)


Jerry Williams – I was quite shy at school and all of a sudden I had an urge like I just want to do this

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Jerry Williams is a Portsmouth based singer and she is proving very popular amongst the locale. At last year’s Victorious we saw her perform a fair few times as she filled in for artists who pulled out, this year she was doing the same thing, but when it came to her own slot on the Nevada Acoustic Stage she drew a fantastic crowd.

Afterwards there was an impressive queue of people wanting to buy CDs and merchandise, as well as get autographs. Her EP, Hairdressers Called Sids, is out now and available for download. (more…)


Corinna Jane – I always think that there is some kind of greater cause somewhere

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Corinna Jane is an artists that has gained some traction within the industry. Passionate about music, Corinna has been singing since she was five and has since teamed up with guitarist Luke Wood to bring her alternative pop music to different levels.

She will be releasing her debut album this autumn and her single Echoes of My Mind has been made the official song of new game, Standpoint. Also due to be released this autumn. (more…)


Kassassin Street – Paul McCartney bumped into me

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Garnering favourable press attention from the music publications, including former iconic magazine NME, Kassassin Street are a Portsmouth staple and cemented that position even further by appearing on the Seaside Stage at Victorious Festival. Their music is a blend of all their influences and comes out as something that is entirely their own.

Their debut single is The Royal Handkerchief Ballet and it’s available now for streaming and downloading. They also have a couple of dates lined up before the year is up. We met with Rowan Bastable at the Bandstand. (more…)


The Paper Trains – We’ve been to Nashville and we’ve taken a lot of inspiration

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We were also lucky enough to catch up with The Paper Trains outside the Real Ale Stage on the Sunday. As with other bands it was a mad rush for them, not only were they appearing at Victorious, but they also had another show to attend to later the same day. The American Blues band is made up of three members; Nat Olden on vocals and guitar, Si Fisk on banjo and keyboard and JB on vocals, string and bass. They formed in 2011 and since then the Southampton based band has been developing their music, the culmination of which is due to be released this September.

We caught them just as they arrived at the festival and they were than happy to take on the questions and have a chat with us. They discussed who would headline if they were in charge of a festival, charity and an upcoming tour with a Musical Nourishment favourite. (more…)