Interview with Mouses in the run up to NARC Fest 2017

Interview with Mouses in the run up to NARC Fest 2017

Billingham lo-fi rock duo Mouses are headlining the Free Trade Inn stage at this year’s NARC Fest and they are bound to steal the show in typical form.

The festival, which is set to take place on Saturday the 1st of July in Newcastle's famous Ouseburn Valley, hosts a plethora of fantastic upcoming bands including Sick Joy, Plaza and Duck.

But to tide you over until this epic line-up collides, one of our writers caught up with Ste and Nath of Mouses to find out all about their plans for NARC Fest and what people can expect from their own 'Mousetival'

You’re playing Narc fest on the 1st of July, what can people expect from your set and will you be debuting any new tracks?
Ste: It’ll be pretty loud as always and we’ll probably break a few things. 
Nath: It will be a bit rough around the edges and quite quick, we play quite a few songs in a short space of time. We’ve been writing a lot of new stuff, so there’ll definitely be some new tracks in there.
Ste: Last year we pretty much played the same set for a whole year so it’s been nice mixing things up and throwing in new songs recently. 

Which other acts will you be trying to catch?
Ste: I’m looking forward to seeing Life Model as I haven’t seen them in a while. I’m hoping we can catch some of Sick Joy’s set too! I love them.

You’ve recently announced your own festival ‘Mousetival’ with a killer line-up including Casual Threats, Moon Rover and Eat Fast. What was the thinking behind putting on your own festival?
Ste: The past few years we’ve done a lot of local gigs and I think we just wanted to make one big hometown show that we could throw everything into. The more we talked about it, it just got bigger and bigger.
Nath: After the success of our album launch last year, we wanted to do something like that again. This is the only hometown show this year we have planned, other than Stockton Calling.

You received rave reviews for your set at Stockton Calling, how did it feel to play to a capacity crowd in your hometown?
Ste: It was incredible. Honestly the best feeling in the world.
Nath: I think it was quite nerve wracking that day, as we felt we had a lot to prove after a 6 month local break and we didn’t know what to expect. The response was better than we could have expected.

Header Image Credit: Hana Marie Photography

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