IN THIS WEEK’S second deep dive into Nottingham’s burgeoning music scene, we are lifting the lid on the city’s developing Indie rockers, Vega Bay.
The Notts quartet also has a touch of the epics about them; plain to see on Sometimes It Rains from their debut EP; What Remains, which like Cherry Hex and the Dream Church’s debut release, came into being following a packed show at Nottingham’s Rough Trade, Broad Street.
The debut release is a sign of what Vega Bay’s future looks like.
They are still nailing down an exact sound, grabbing influence from many acts and using them to full effect in their first body of work.
All the hallmarks of an act that can develop into a long-standing part of Nottingham’s music scene are there in Vega Bay.
With this in mind, Sam Drury caught up with the band’s guitarist, Bram Bancroft to discuss stuff he deemed important, and not talk about any of the above:
The poster on your wall as a kid?
The mighty Busted
First CD you ever bought?
Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz
Best band in your city currently?
Foule (part 3 of DISCOVER: Nottingham with drummer of Foule, Michael King coming tomorrow)
Most important piece of gear you own?
Do you have any strange pre-show rituals?
A nice zoot, and a couple pints, puts me on the right wave
Most used app on your phone?
Any special talents?
What scares you most?
What is in your pockets right now?
Wallet, tobacco and utensils and keys
If you could only listen to three albums for the rest of your life, what would they be?
DIIV – Is The Is Are
Mac Demarco – 2
Kagoule – Urth
Dead or alive, dream headline show: Dream line up and venue?
Headline – Jimi Hendrix
Support – Pond, Miles Davis, The Cure
Venue – Ronnie Scott’s