I had the absolute pleasure of meeting up with Alice and Kacey from the group
BIG DEAL at this years Beacons Festival.
You may have previously seen our posts and tweets about their album 'June Gloom'
we adore these dreamy rock vibes and beautiful male-female harmonies.
I snapped at the chance of grabbing a few shots and fired a few questions at the duo.
Here is what they had to say.
All photos by our photographer Richard Manning.
HOW WAS THE REST OF YOUR BEACONS FESTIVAL? DID YOU MANAGE TO CATCH MANY BANDS WHILST YOU WHERE THERE.
KC: Unfortunately we had to drive back that afternoon so we didn't get to see a whole lot, but we managed to see Thumpers and get in a wrestling match with Drenge.
BIG DEAL - DREAM MACHINES
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE FESTIVAL /GIG MOMENT?
ALICE: We played a festival in Cornwall and we all slept in the back of our van together. It was an awesome drunken slumber party. We were worried it was going to be horrible but it was really fun.
WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO TOUR WITH?
KC: Arcade Fire. It would be scary to know they are coming on after you, but amazing to see them every night.
ALICE : MGMT. They are amazing, and we'd probably have a lot of fun with them. I'm also in love with Andrew VanWynGarden so that'd be an extra perk.
HOW DID YOU MEET PAWS?
ALICE: I can't exactly remember, but it was something to do with swapping one of our bands t-shirts for one of theirs. They stayed in my house for a while when they were in London and we ate eggs and soldiers every morning but because they're scottish they would smash up the shells with their spoons after so the 'little witches can't use them as boats to come and get you.' Very strange scottish superstitions Anyway we've been friends ever since. They've also made one of our favourite records of the last two years.
BEST PIECE OF CLOTHING YOU BOTH OWN?
KC: My zelda shirt. It's been washed so many times no one can tell what it is. But i know.
ALICE: A pair of grey jeans that i love so much but are nearly too broken to wear, the waist band is held together with a piece of ribbon that my mum sewed in.
BEST BUY FROM A VINTAGE STORE?
ALICE: When we were in Joshua Tree we went to all the thrift stores, where if you search you can find the most amazing vintage clothes all for under $5. I bought three pairs of levi's jeans for $8. Kc found an amazing shirt with the sun and moon on that he wore for the ' in your car' video because we were trying to go for a fear and loathing in Las Vegas kind of look and we thought it looked like something Johnny Depps character would wear.
BIG DEAL - IN YOUR CAR
TOP 3 DESERT ISLAND DISCS?
KC: Beatles - White Album / Nirvana - Nevermind / Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
YOUR BEST RECORDS OF 2013 SO FAR?
KC + ALICE: Mac de Marco 2 / Yeah Yeah Yeah's Mosquito / Drenge, Drenge,
BEST CITY YOU HAVE BEEN TO?
ALICE: We played in this city an hour outside of Venice called Sesto al Reghena and the gig was in a huge castle courtyard called Piazza Castello. There were old nuns all dressed in white habits cycling around as we sound checked and as it got dark tables and chairs were set up for everyone with candles everywhere. It was insane.
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO GO FULL BAND?
KC: It's just more fun. Even solo artists perform with a band, otherwise its just too hard to engage an audience with such quiet music.
HOW DID YOU MEET MEL AND HUW?
ALICE: The last band they were in were on the same label as us, Mute Records. Mute did a small european showcase thing where they put three of their bands on a tour bus together and organised shows for them in each city they woke up in and when there's 16 of you sharing a living space you get pretty close pretty quickly.
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THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALICE, KC, MEL AND HUW.