CLOSE UP Artist Spotlight – Tea Street Band

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This week’s Artist Spotlight, picked by CloseUp Promotions, is Liverpool’s Tea Street Band! Check out what the lads have been up to:

Ey up’ lads, we’re such big fans of yours, we love the tunes and can’t wait for you to come down to do a LDN show. Liverpool is such a home for guitar driven music, do you think it’s been an advantage or disadvantage to The TSB to be a little different from the norm in your hometown?

“Always an advantage to stand out from the crowd i reckon. We are probably more reminiscent of Manchester artists than Scouse acts, but Liverpool love a good rave and the history of Dance Music is so strong here. Its good to pick that up and add something else to it.”

You return to LDN for your biggest headline yet in April at Hoxton SBK, what should we expect?

“A raucous high energy party from start to finish. Its a Saturday night, we’re primed and ready to blitz it. What more duo you need.”

Your tunes have been listened to by hundreds of thousands across the world as Spotify informs us, Spotify is now such a big player in the industry, how important do you think it is for acts?

“I think its very important. At the moment a vital part of music. Being able to reach a world wide audience with every release, and all it takes is a single click is amazing really. Dont get me wrong, it can be shite when it comes to monetisation of your music, but reaching places and people so quickly and having access to actually listens to your music, is a powerful resource, if you want to make the most of it.”

If you created a The Tea Street Festival, and could pick 3 headliners, who would you go for?!

“Headline Fri – Arcade Fire, Sat – Daft Punk, Sun – The Stone Roses
Main Support Fri – New Order, Sat – Caribou, Sun – Tame Impala”

Will there be new music for us to hear soon?

“Yeah man, should be dropping a double a side limited 7″ of BFYH and a new Jimi Goodwin (Doves) Remix of Only Love, very soon. Then looking at brand new music around October/November…”

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