Baby Strange are set to play Newcastle’s Cluny 2 this month, so Nathan Douthwaite caught up with the band before their valiant return to the North East.
It’s been nearly a year since your debut album was released, so how has the reception been over the last twelve months?
It’s been crazy. All we’ve ever wanted to do since we started this band was to release an album that we love. It’s a great feeling knowing it’s out in the open.
You’ve just released a new EP too, so will the Cluny show be focused around this?
Yeah. We’ll play the EP in full as well as the majority of the album. It’ll be the longest set we’ve played yet.
Can we expect more new material this year?
We may have a little something for people to hear at the end of the year, but we can’t say too much about it yet.
You’ve played The Cluny before, so what do you like about the venue?
The sound is amazing. We first played in there with Slaves a few years ago and we loved it. We can’t wait to return.
What do you like most about playing Newcastle?
Newcastle has a special place in our hearts. The past 3 shows we’ve played there have sold out and the last one at Jumpin’ Jacks is one we’ll always remember: the floor almost caved in due to how much people were jumping and the gig got stopped 3 times. The security tried to pull the plug on us too. No chance. We’re looking forward to seeing FEVA and No Teeth supporting too.
Do you want to say anything to your fans coming to the Cluny Show?
I’m thankful this gig is on the ground floor.
Baby Strange play The Cluny 2, Newcastle on Tuesday 19th September. Tickets, priced at £8.00 in advance, are available from thecluny.com.