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The USA and Common People

As some of you probably know I was in America last month. We got a nice welcome in Vegas when the taxi driver told us to ‘get the f**k out’ as we arrived on the strip. Maybe the British have a bad rep there. It was a great trip though: we hired a car and travelled through Nevada, Arizona and Utah, exploring the national parks and doing lots of active stuff. The highlight for me was Moab, a town in Utah which acts as a base for the Arches and Canyonlands national parks. We spent nearly a week there and did a few days riding the awesome mountain bike trails.

Back in the UK and I was at Common People a couple of weeks ago. We played here last year on the Uncommon stage and it was definitely one of our best shows to date - hopefully we will be back one day! This year I saw the brilliant Low Island - I’ve seen them a few times and they always nail it. I end up watching the drummer for most of the set - real tasty beats. Somewhere between Low Island and Ride we stumbled across a band called Flint Moore doing a set in the ‘Pigs Ballroom’. The soundguy and someone from the crowd were having to take it in turns to fan the PA with bit of cardboard because it was overheating and cutting out. The band didn’t seem to care and did a really cool set.

We have been busy practising for our headline gig at The Cellar on the 30th of June and would love to see as many of you down there as possible! Oxford based Quartermelon and Freemantle are supporting us and tickets are available online or on the door. Hope to see you there!

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