Category Archives: Sucking Lemons TV

Lemons Sessions: Trophy Wife.

Check out Trophy Wife’s ‘The Quiet Earth’ one of two songs recorded earlier this year for our Lemon Sessions; shortly after they graced the stage with their presence at Nottingham Rescue Rooms.

Trophy Wife’s live show is certainly one to watch, and they have a few dates scheduled in the UK in the coming months, including Field Day this Saturday,  and Bestival in early September.

http://www.fielddayfestivals.com/

http://www.bestival.net/

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Lemon Sessions: Boat To Row.

Boat to Row are a delicate little outfit fronted by Michael King. With the capabilities of writing exciting melodic folk ditties, the band have inevitably picked up some credible support slots over the last year or so, supporting the likes of Willy Mason, Johnny Flynn and Slow Club.

Their latest single ‘A Boat to Row, to Row to You’ is released on the 2nd of May by istartedthefire records on 7 Inch Vinyl and digitally.

We caught up with the band last year to record a Lemon Session of their forthcoming single ‘A Boat to Row, to Row to You’.


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Sucking Lemons TV: The Futureheads Interview.

The Futureheads followed up their lemon session with an interview discussing all about their future works, what items they would take on a desert island and who they would like to collaborate with if they ever got the opportunity!

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Lemon Sessions: Dry The River

Gaining a lot of deserved attention recently are London based band Dry The River, consisting of: Pete Liddle (vocals, guitar), Matt Taylor (guitar), Scott Miller (bass), Will Harvey (violin), Jon Warren (drums).

This is a band that has something special. Vocally they stand very strong, with soft yet powerfully controlled vocals from front man Pete Liddle. He extracts a certain vulnerability and honesty from his voice, whilst backing vocals from Matthew and Scott string together simple yet beautifully constructed harmonies.  Their songs demonstrate a reoccurring pattern, often starting with softly picked acoustic guitar introducing the rest of the band roughly around the one minute mark, which shows off their ability to write a well structured track.

I was lucky on this occasion to take a two minute stroll round the corner to Northampton’s Labour Club, to record a special ‘Lemon Session’ before seeing them live at this tiny yet massively charismatic venue. The band played an old favourite, ‘History Book’.

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Lemon Sessions: The Futureheads.


With their fourth album The Chaos released earlier this year, the lads from up north were at Leicester’s Summer Sundae Festival last summer to perform a headlining slot. We caught up with The Futureheads for an interview and a cheeky little Lemon Session where they performed ‘Heartbeat Song’.

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Lemon Sessions: Johnny Flynn.

Johnny Flynn’s intricate guitar work and deep, resonate vocals alone are enough for me and for most, and despite some uneven production on his latest work in my eyes, the man is still simply underrated. Performing both ‘Lost and Found’ and Churlish May’ for our Lemon Sessions backstage in his dressing room at Summer Sundae Fest, he demonstrates the art of one man and his guitar.

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Sucking Lemons TV: Villagers Interview.

Earlier this year we had the pleasure of catching up with Connor O’ Brien of Mercury nominated Villagers immediately after his presence graced the stage in Nottingham at Dot to Dot festival. This was the first time we had seen Villagers perform and were blown away by a passionate display to a small crowd in the Bodega Social.

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Lemon Sessions: The Cads

With all members of The Cads now embarking upon new lifestyles attending different Universities across the UK, you can’t help but raise the eyebrow as the bands productivity may well fall short of par.  However despite this bothersome hindrance, the enthusiasm of the band will no doubt pull through, as they soon plan to record (in the words of bassist Nathan Garrity) “a special song” alongside a possible March tour. The Cads however still stand firm; with flourishing work over the summer setting them up nicely for future plans, and frequent gigs including a German tour with Darwin Deez has seen their fan-base rise undoubtably.

We were lucky to catch up with the Suffolk boys in Ipswich for our ‘Lemon Sessions’ where all 5 members of The Cads performed both ‘Lanterns’ and ‘Blueprint’ acoustically. Enjoy.

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Lemon Sessions: Ideals.


Ideals have been working hard in recent times to enhance their chances of receiving more deserved acclaim; and for new, upcoming bands, the big imperative step at the very start of the project that requires immense effort, just to put your band on the map seems well in the past, as they now look for bigger things.

With a respectable fan base that is ever increasing and the drive behind the band’s want to succeed you can’t help but foresee a prosperous future for the lads. This of course, is without even mentioning the grand sound Ideals are consistently developing and producing with high quality tracks such as ‘Lungs’, and ‘Forever Leisure’. Amongst a ray of other things including some hardcore touring, time now plays a crucial role for the bands success, as a handful of their songs could easily fall into the average iTunes account with a respectful amount of plays.

We had the pleasure of meeting the band  for an intimate ‘Lemon Session’ in their tour van, before they took to the stage at our Sucking Lemons Presents gig.

Here is ‘Lady In The Radiator’ and ‘Forever Leisure’ performed acoustically by Andrew and Matt.

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Lemon Sessions: London Grammar.

Daniel Rothman and Hannah Reid of London Grammar brought us their delicate sound to Bury St Edmunds earlier this month to play our Sucking Lemons Presents gig, reeling in plenty of positive feedback. Hannah’s vocals alone easily match the best out there with a strong similarity leaning towards Florence of Florence and the Machine; matched with the musical prowess of Daniel Rothman, the smart outfit are sure to continue creating great original tracks.

We were lucky enough to catch up with the duo for a Lemon Session shortly before their performance in a cheeky little bus shelter. Despite the late night streets of Bury St Edmunds providing an slight inhospitable environment, London Grammar still delivered an acute performance of ‘Other Side of the Sun’ for Lemon Sessions.

London Grammar – Other Side of the Sun

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