Saturday, May 27, 2017

LIINES will be 'throwing everything' into their Camden Rocks appearance - Q+A

London's Camden Rocks starts rockin the streets of Camden on Saturday June 3.

If you still haven't got around to working out just who to see, we will be suggesting a few names we are banking on over the coming week.


The Manchester post-punk girls who, to quote Radio X's John Kennedy, "channel their inner Sleater-Kinney", will no doubt be exuding their usual raw energy with a grunge infusion.

Questions answered by Zoe McVeigh (singer/guitarist) and Leila O'Sullivan (drummer).

Camden Rocks - this your first time 'rocking Camden'?

Zoe: Yeah, we are excited to be part of such a cool and renowned festival. Camden Rocks is so well known and respected – we can’t wait to play.

Do you have any special treats planned for your festival fans on the day?

Leila: We are just in the process of putting the finishing touches on our debut album, which comes out later this year. We’ve been focused on that for a few months so we’re really looking forward to getting back out there and playing again and it's really exciting to have Camden Rocks coming up.

Do you have a different focus playing festivals to a standard gig?

Leila: Festivals are always special as people are up for finding new bands they’ve not heard of before. We don’t change our approach to festival sets versus our own gigs because we throw absolutely everything at our live shows no matter what. But we love winning a new audience round – which makes festivals that extra special sometimes.

What is your favourite song in your set?

Zoe: Our set opener 'Shallow'. We’re really pleased with how it’s turned out on the album and absolutely love playing it live. It’s got a great energy, gets us off to a big start and and really sets the bar for the rest of our set.

Where will you be playing and time?

Leila: We're on around 3PM at Belushi’s, 48-50 Camden High St.

What do you like best about festival gigs?

Zoe: I think it’s great to play to new crowds, maybe people who are taking a chance on catching your set. It’s a great opportunity to try and get new fans.

Ever had a festival disaster?

Zoe: We played a festival in Kent a few years back but I had to DJ until 2AM in Manchester the night before. We leapt in the car, drove through the night and rolled up at the site at 7AM, but they wouldn’t let us set up our tent to have a rest. We had no choice but to power through, soundcheck, get ready and play on no sleep. Bearing in mind it had also been p*ssing it down all day for everyone’s set but somehow there was a break in the rain for ours. The sun came out, so did the people and we made the most of an absolutely mental experience. We finally got our sleep after a lot or partying and dancing – after 40+ hours of being awake!

Can you remember the first festival you ever went to as a punter?

Leila: I used to go to Reading loads when I was younger, such an amazing, amazing festival and one you always dream of playing once you’ve experienced seeing some legendary bands. It’s quite funny to now be playing the same festival as Feeder as Reading is probably the first time I will have seen them way back then.

Before or after the crowds catch your set at Camden Rocks, who else would be your festival must-see tip?

Zoe: We will definitely be going to Berries – we love them! Great band and lovely people. Check them out!

Who else will you try and see on the day?

Zoe: I’m really excited about seeing The Damned. I remember my Dad playing 'New Rose' when I was little and I was absolutely obsessed with it.

Find out more about LIINES here

For tickets and further information on Camden Rocks, head here.

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