The Dauntless Elite – Interview

The Dauntless Elite – Interview

I don’t really know where to begin with The Dauntless Elite.  I was a massive fan of Joe and Steve’s previous band Fig 4.0 so was so happy when they followed that up with The Dauntless Elite’s first EP “Security” in 2004.  I remember...
Rising Ashes – Interview

Rising Ashes – Interview

I was talking to Lisa-Marie Glover when she played at Youth Anthems and we were discussing other bands she knew that might work at our gigs.  She mentioned in passing that she was playing in a new duo with her friend Satnam so after the gig I had a listen online and...
Flame Griller Interview

Flame Griller Interview

It’s funny how these things come about.  I was on my way to work listening to Romesh Ranganathan’s podcast Hip Hop Saved My Life when the interviewee Ben “ExP” Goodwin mentioned that he was from West Yorkshire.  With most of the acts coming...
Elizabeth Pickering – Interview

Elizabeth Pickering – Interview

I’m not sure who it was that pointed me in the direction of Elizabeth’s music (sorry – my brain is like a sieve these days) but I’m glad they did as her jazzy indie-folk is bang on perfect for our gigs and I think she’ll be great at...
Misfortune Cookie – Interview

Misfortune Cookie – Interview

There wasn’t really much chance that Misfortune Cookie weren’t going to play Youth Anthems at some point.  Not only made up of members of some of the greatest bands to come from the UK (Bear Trade, Blocko, Southport, The Mingers and of course Helen...
Backspace Interview

Backspace Interview

When I first started these gigs once of the aims was (and still is) to inspire young people to get up on stage and not feel that you had to be someone special or a musician with years of experience to do it.  Now I’m not saying Backspace aren’t special...