Club Paradise Interview

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With such a sleek and impassioned sound, it’s evident that this four-piece aren’t lacking in ambition. It’s remarkable that the band already have such an assured, confident sound, given ‘Brother’ serves as their first release.

We spoke with Club Paradise recently to hear about their debut track, inspirations and more!

We love Brother, can you tell us a little more about the track?

Ryan: When we wrote Brother, the drug price hike scandal with Martin Shkreli was under way in the US. I guess the song is about that, but it can be broader – where do you feel cheated? I guess that’s the message behind it, if you want it to be.

Jackson: Yeah, we decided not to hold ourselves back on what we should be making.

For someone that’s never listened to your tracks, how would you describe your sound in 3 words?

Harry: Unpredictable, interesting, thicc

Nathan: juicy sweltering canticles

Jackson: 80s indie bangers

Ryan: dramatic yet euphoric

What’s your favourite gig that you’ve played so far?

Nathan: When we played Edinburgh Fringe a few years back in the Tron Kirk, an old church that has been renovated, it was really unique to play in such a gorgeous venue where we really didn’t belong.

Jackson: Our “Brother” single launch party, Club Paradise – the best venue we’ve played and full of friends.

Ryan: The most fun I’ve ever had on stage was way back in the day, under a different guise we played The Great Escape – the entire town felt electric.

Harry: The best gig was the O2 Newcastle 10th anniversary party, there were loads of great bands playing and a full room turned out to see us.

If you were on a desert island, what 3 albums would you take with you?

Ryan: Bears Den – Red Earth & Pouring Rain, Tame Impala – Currents, Bon Iver – 22, A Million

Jackson: The Beatles – Rubber Soul, This Town Needs Guns – Animals, Beach House – Depression Cherry

Harry: J Hus – Common Sense, Arctic Monkeys – Suck it and See, Miami Horror – All Possible Futures

Nathan: Kings of Leon – Because of the Times, The National – Trouble Will Find Me, Frank Ocean – Blonde

Are there any bands, writers, photographers that you think we should check out?

Jackson: Pinegrove, Julien Bake, Phoebe Bridgers, Vulfpeck, Keaton Henson

Ryan: Geowulf, Christopher Neimann

Nathan: I have a Stacey Rozich tattoo on my forearm, check her out.

And finally, what does the future hold for you as a band?

Nathan: The future holds a tropical storm zesting with home crushing big beats and citrusy scented guitar licks.

Harry: More Bangers

Jackson: Releasing new material that we feel creatively expresses ourselves as a band.

Ryan: Everyone’s in this game to be the biggest and the best in the world. We’ll keep pushing and challenging ourselves until we are.

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