Interview: Nathan Pointon / The Lapels (Part 2)
FRESH FACES: The Lapels
Nathan Pointon in Part two of our Interview with ROg: TheRockPopBlog
|The Lapels from left to right: Nathan Pointon (Vocals, Rhythm Guitar), Andy Lewis (Vocals, Lead Gutiar), Will Sabey (Bass-Guitar), Adam Bloor (drums) — all photography by Jason Bridges|
Life has more to offer to The Lapels then just keeping their bills paid and hanging out in the same pubs forever. Adam, Nathan, Andy and Lewis are thoroughbred musicians and want to become the next big rock ’n‘ roll band in the UK.
In the second part of our interview Natahn gives us an insight into his thoughts on the current state of pop music, how The Lapels prepare for their gigs and what they think about Bavarian beer.
Adam is only fifteen years old. What do you have to do to get so well at such a
secret is simply just to rehearse everything properly and scrutinise each track
and make sure everything sounds good!
Then literally just practice and practice until you can play stuff is
really the only advice I can give to get good at a young age.
lads who are trying to start a band?
to start a band is make sure you have the right line up. You see so many bands
that have got weak links in them so you want everyone to be competent on their
instrument. And other than that you just want to gig constantly and get as much
experience as possible really.
to keep plugging away and take every opportunity and hope you get a fan base to
like the material you write.
That is a lot of experience you have gained in your first year. How did it feel
to get on stage for the first time as The Lapels?
time we’d played in front of people but obviously it was the first time we’d
played together live but from my memory it was pretty decent and everyone
played well so it wasn’t really a massive deal for any of us.
gig really apart from have a few beers but I always stay in bed for the whole
day before a gig and that’s sort of become a routine for me and a running joke
within the band as I need to preserve my energy as it were.
back to Will’s house and get very drunk.
we like to buy nice clothes and that and go down the pub and watch the
rock n roll band to get rid of all this chart pop nonsense.
yet. However we do have a series of releases planned during 2019. Starting with
Come And Have A Go b/w This Wretched Town on January 19th.
|Who works a lot, may also celebrate! The Lapels like to bump into a successful gig. — all photography by Jason Bridges|
got a few radio sessions and hopefully just keep building our profile up. To
coincide with this first release we will be promoting throughout the UK and
Europe in the form of live shows, radio sessions and interviews.
any plans on touring outside the UK?
I’m sure we’d have a good laugh over there and yeah we’d love to tour outside
oft he UK at some point.
of a history in crafting beer, I just have to ask you this: What is your
favorite brand of beer?
We like to drink Kronenbourg 1664 and Stella
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