In honour of the annual 2000 Trees Festival, we sat down with a selection of bands playing in order to grill them about the festival, and much, much more.
Our next interview was with Nova Twins:
You’re playing at 2000 Trees this year – are you excited about that?
GEORGIA – Super excited, we’ve never played it before but we’ve heard good things about it and I’m loving the line-up this year!
AMY – A lot of my friends have told me in the past to go to 2000 Trees but I have never had the chance to go, so we’re really excited that we have been invited to come and play it this year. I’m looking forward to catching a few of my favourite acts too.
How does a festival show differ from a normal gig for you; and which do you prefer?
A – I love the festival mentality. People go to see their favourite bands but are also looking to stumble upon new acts too – you never know what you will find. Playing outdoors is a different experience, especially when you are in the middle of nowhere in some random field – it’s a nice juxtaposition. I love both but enjoy going to festivals in general, so it’s even better when we get to play them too!
G – I love festivals as everyone’s smashed and up for having a good time. When you’re at a festival everyone lets out their wild side so it’s always fun. I do love normal gigs too, though, as its more intimate and in your face.
Have you been to 2000 Trees Festival before? What other acts are you looking forward to seeing; and who would you recommend our readers check out?
G – If we could be there all weekend I’d definitely go and see Ho99o9, Marmozets, and Turbowolf.
A – I have never been but I would like to see all the above as they are so sick and I would also like to catch Black Honey.
Are you playing at any other festivals this year? If so, which ones? And what are your favourite festivals to go to or play at?
G – We’re playing loads of cool festivals in France, UK, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland, and we’re also going to New York to play Afro Punk Brooklyn! Playing in Brooklyn has been on our wish list for a while; I want to stand in the middle of Time Square and do all the cheesy tourist stuff while I’m there.
A – We are playing a few this year and it’s so good when we see some of our mates from the UK on the same bill as us in places like the Czech Republic or Brooklyn. We get to play sweet gigs, then all hang out afterwards. It’s a lot of fun!
Are you touring alongside the festival? If so, where and when are you playing?
G – Straight after 2000 Trees we’re heading to France to play Musilac Festival on the 14th of July, then we have Decíbulles Festival on the 15th of July.
A – We have a few more festivals after that, and a headline show at the Lexington on 18 August then off to America.
Are you releasing new music soon? If so, what can you tell us about it?
A – Yup. It’s a banger.
G – Yes. We’re releasing a track and new video at the end of June. Can’t say the name yet, but it’s a fiery track …
What would you say to recommend people to come and see you perform live; and what can people expect from your show at 2000 Trees?
A – It’s a heavy, raucous sound so, if you like to rock out, then we are the girls for you!
G – Tons of energy. Come and watch us if you’re up for a party.
And any last words for your fans?
G – Thanks for your endless support and for daring to be different.
A – See you in the pit!
By Jane Howkins