This week’s Artist Spotlight from CLOSEUP Promotions is with Crouch End quartet Sad Boys Club who are preparing for a huge headline show on Saturday (December 7th).
Sad Boys Club it’s great to have a chat! We love your music as you well know. In the next few weeks you take on one a huge London headline show, what should we expect!?!
It is great to have a chat. In Sheffield last week a man well read in psychology told me that my body language on stage was indicative of maternal instincts, so perhaps a family get together for better or worse.
You’ve had so many shows these last few months, supports w/ No Hot Ashes, Spector, Bombay Bicycle Club & more, what’s been the highlight?
All these shows have been a real step up for us to be honest; slowly becoming the band we want to be – I think developing the new tracks from the EP into the live show has been the highlight, we’ve been sat with them in the writing room for a little bit it’s always quite liberating to let them loose live at a bunch of unsuspecting punters, certain we’re gracing them with an ‘i was there’ moment even if they won’t realise that for themselves.
Your tunes have been listened to hundreds of thousands of times 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?
Really important. 8/10 importance.
If you created a Sad Boys Club Festival, and could pick three headliners, who would you go for?!
There’s a very narrow field of music that we all share a love for, the whatsapp group would get very heated on this sort of thing, Chris (guitarist) would certainly be removed, but maybe something like; Pinegrove, (Sandy) Alex G, Fontaines? What’s the budget?
Your new EP drops the day before the show, tell us a bit more about it for those who don’t know Sad Boys Club?
Compared to our previous work it’s more autobiographical and honest, we’ve tried to create something both intimate and grand that plays unashamedly off our occasional sentimentality – it’s an emo-tinged indie record that’s tried to stay away from too much irony. I don’t know. I don’t really feel like it’s too much my place to say; it’s less than 15 minutes long, just give it a whirl. And then buy a t-shirt.