No Violet – 2000 Trees

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 chat was with No Violet…

You’re playing at 2000 Trees this year – are you excited about that?

Yep, very excited! It has been an aspiration of ours …

How does a festival show differ from a normal gig for you; and which do you prefer?

Festivals are great to play because there are so many music lovers floating about between stages, it’s really cool seeing people who stop in their tracks to listen to you. Gigs are just as great because people specifically come to see your music.

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?

Some of us have been before, and we’re all really looking forward to the great line up this year. Particularly, At the Drive In [of course], our pals Soeur, Brutus, H0990R, Nova Twins, Touché Amoré, And So I Watch You from Afar, and many more. We played with Nova Twins in Bristol and they were just so energetic.

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?

We’ve already played at the Focus Wales festival live on BBC Radio Wales which was incredible, and Dot to Dot in Bristol. We’re set to headline the Bristol Harbourside festival on the 21st July on the Thekla Cargo stage inside and If Not Now, When? Festival in Oxford, which we’ve never played before. We also love ArcTanGent where we played an acoustic set last year!

Are you touring alongside the festival? If so, where and when are you playing?

We’ll be doing a mini tour in September to promote the release of our new EP, Faces, in London, Brighton, Cardiff and Bristol. Then in October we’ll be doing a European tour with our pals Chiyoda Ku.

Are you releasing new music soon? If so, what can you tell us about it?

We are! We will be releasing our first ever EP on seafoam green vinyl in September through Bristol label Leisure Records, recorded by the brilliant Benjamin Johnson. We’ve already released the first track, Be My Friend, which you can find on all the usual online music suppliers. We’re really excited to show you the rest of it. Can’t believe it’s nearly here!

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?

Fuzzy, grungy noises!

And any last words for your fans?

A big thanks to everyone that has supported us so far; it’s amazing when people enjoy what we’re doing! We hope to see you at one of our EP release shows in September …

By Jane Howkins