Interview: Lacey

Over the Easter weekend the team at The Fix planned to take a little break, but we’re workaholics so that didn’t last long. Conal couldn’t resist doing some writing in Copenhagen, Arran took the time to do edit articles in Barcelona, while Scott and Kevin both decided to take in some gigs in sunny old Bristol. At the same time Georgie Robbins popped along to Hit The Deck festival and grabbed some bite size interviews with a few bands. The first of these was Nottingham rockers Lacey. Here’s what happened when Georgie got the opportunity to climb on to their tour bus for a little chat with frontman and guitarist Josh Lewin…

So you guys aren’t actually playing today? Are you just here to take in the scenery? It’s the start of the tour; we are here for moral support for the other bands and watching as many other bands as we can. Have you managed to watch any yet?  We caught a bit of Rat Attack; they were pretty cool. Some guy covered Bon Jovi in the car park earlier. Did he pull that off? Bon Jovi is a hard one to cover…  Yeah, the crowds appreciated it. I did too because he wears a lot of stonewash denim. So, you’ve got Hit The Deck this weekend and then what? What are your plans for the rest of the year?  As soon as we get back off tour, it’s album. Finish recording that, hopefully get that released by the end of the year, and look at getting back out on tour. How’s this album going to sound? What’s your inspiration apart from Bon Jovi?  (Chuckles) Can I just say that Bon Jovi is not an inspiration… Just the hair and denim?  Yeah. I think with where we are at it will be a natural progression from our last EP; it’s kind of like a big brother to ‘Outlaws,’ it’s more a defined version of it. We are finding our sound a bit better and we are getting better at songwriting as well. Did you not start off well with songwriting?  You write a song and think, “hmmmm I don’t like it,” but now we know what’s going to work. So you just learn as you go along?  Exactly, we’ve all been in bands since we were 14, you’d have thought we’d learned by now! What’s the craziest thing that has happened to you?  I think this tour will be the craziest thing. It is shaping up to be humungous. Though we played a show in Glasgow, it was a school night and this girl asked us to sign her arm and another girl asked to sign her face with a sharpie. Being responsible we said no, you’ll be going to school with ‘Lacey’ on your forehead. She said I’ll just do it myself then, I don’t care. She walked off, then five minutes later she came back having done it herself! Follow Lacey on Facebook right here…

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