This never happens. The sun appears to be colliding with the weekend.
Fresh back from the Isle of Wight festival, The Camden Store Team managed to grab a couple of minutes with Anna from the band.
Here we go.
CS: How often do you guys get to play in Camden?
A: We play Camden quite a lot – it’s always been one of the best places for live music in London, this is probably our fourth time at Proud!
CS: Do you have a preferred venue in Camden?
A: Last year we played Koko – that was pretty special, it’s a beautiful interior and a great crowd on a Friday night.
CS: What was the gig of your life?
A: I think we’d all agree that both times we played in Paris were pretty amazing, and more recently we toured in Germany – the show at Astra Stube in Hamburg was definitely a special moment for us, we can’t wait to go back.
CS: What was the best gig you have ever seen?
A: Too many to mention! Most recently we were playing at the Isle of Wight Festival and some of the other bands there were outstanding – Vampire Weekend were totally on form, Jay Z rocked, obviously Paul McCartney was pretty momentous…
CS: Do you have a favourite lyric?
A: Writing lyrics is a fine balance of communicating something personal and universal at the same time, so it means something to you but other people can relate to it as well. I guess I like a lyric from our song ‘I Am The Sound’ which goes “our hearts are changing shape…” – it’s sort of about falling out of love.
CS: What about other people’s lyrics?
A: I really like the lyrics in ‘11th Dimension’ by Julian Casablancas – they’re really uplifting and encouraging if you’re trying to make music – “it won’t end here, your faith has got to be greater than your fear”
CS: What gig dates do you have lined up for the next few months?
A: We’re currently recording our first album so the focus is there for us – we’re at Proud Galleries in Camden tonight and then a few festival slots – we’re doing V Festival, Fesibelly and Lemonfest. We’re hoping to get back out to Europe in the autumn.
CS: Who is the best band that you have played with?
A: All of our friends’ bands – Hook & The Twin, Plugs, Post War Years, Is Tropical, Crystal Fighters, La Shark…
CS: If you could return as another performer, who would you be?
A: I think I’d like to know what it’s like to be able to play guitar like Jimmy Page..
CS: Given that it is summer, do you have a favourite festival?
A: We had a blast at Isle of Wight – it’s got a really great atmosphere, we had perfect weather and it was a great line-up. Plus it’s on an island wich makes it kind of exciting.
CS: If you met someone coming to Camden for the first time, what advice would you give them?
A: Make sure you check out some live music because it’s the lifeblood of Camden.
CS: Thanks Anna from My Tiger My Timing.
It is summer. Let’s dance.
The Camden Store Team X