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Kill Kasper – Google Gossip, Lies & Promises and you can watch the video for our new single

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Kill Kasper is another Portsmouth based band and yes they’re another staple throughout the local scene. They’re a rock band making a name for themselves and this year played on the Seaside Stage, the same one that Tom Odell headlines later that day. Kill Kasper have also had some attention from the likes of BBC Introducing, and not to mention that they’ve received global internet attention.

They had a lot on their mind on the day of the festival, they had their set in the early afternoon and not long after that they had somewhere else to be. But, quite understandably one member had a lot more on his mind, like proposing to his now fiancé on stage. Of course we would like to pass our congratulations on to Jamie! Read the rest of this page »

Slow Club – We broke down in the Arizona desert once

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Slow Club is one of our favourite bands at the moment, their music is fantastic and they’re on an upward trajectory that refuses to relent. They headlined the Nevada Acoustic stage at Victorious Festival and their set was brilliant. Charles and Rebecca took to the stage and delivered their perfect music with perfect harmonies, Rebecca doing so while sporting a moustache, which kept threatening to fall off.

They played plenty of songs from their recent album, Complete Surrender, including the hidden track, which can be found at the end of Wanderer Wandering. It’s such a lovely track and it was a nice surprise to actually have it played live. The set was brilliant, but over far too soon. They proved a popular group, which is no surprise. Read the rest of this page »

The Monkey Butlars – Dean gets mistaken for my dad sometimes

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The Monkey Butlars are a Portsmouth based band that covers songs for their local gigs. They’re always up for an event and Victorious was one of their biggest so far. They hit the Casemates Showcase stage and we caught up with them just before their set. Read the rest of this page »

The Flip Flays – our old drummer is quite famous in the Two Door Cinema Club

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The Flip Flays are a four piece, Brighton based band. They hit the Real Ale Stage at Victorious Festival with songs from their EPs, the most recent of which was released this year.

We met up with all four of the band before their set just behind the stage and they took on the question cards.

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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. Read the rest of this page »

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. Read the rest of this page »