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Charlie Barnes On His New Album ‘Oceanography’ And Touring With Bastille

Hello friends! Today we have a bit of a vintage interview, this is one that was originally written for The Music Site, but with the closure of the platforms news and reviews section, it seemed a shame to let all of the posts die a death, so you may see some of the bits I wrote finding a new home on the very much alive Daveygranger.co.uk.

Today, or rather, last January, I had a chat with Charlie Barnes, music maestro and all round top guy. Since this interview went live, I had the pleasure of seeing Charlie do his thing at Manchester’s The Eagle Inn (criminally underrated venue), he smashed this venue, then went on to smash a similar set at the bloody Royal Albert Hall as part of Bastille’s ReOrchestrated tour, catch my review of that on TMS, maybe it’ll end up here one day too.

He’s a very talented fellow and his latest album, Oceanography, quickly became one of my favourites in 2018. Without further ado, enjoy the interview and remember that it’s a year old!

Charlie Barnes

It’s been a busy couple of years for Leeds’ Charlie Barnes. Hot off the back of his last album, Barnes ended up touring worldwide as live guitarist for massive British band Bastille. In between all of this, he’s somehow found time to not only start a whole other band (The Society Pages) and complete his next album.

Oceanography is already destined for greatness, based on the suit worn in promo and the ‘All I Have’ video alone! Ahead of it’s release in March, Charlie’s let us in a bit on what we should expect.

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INTERVIEWED: LIFE AT THE ARCADE

Welcome to Interviewed, a series of chats and discussions with artists, musicians, bloggers and creators all over the world.

Today we’re joined by Liverpool based indie band, Life At The Arcade!

life at the arcade

 

The last few weeks have been wild for this lot, on top of completing a UK tour seeing them play in some of the country’s most beloved venues, and see them stopping at every service station along the way to survive, they’ve finally been able to release their long-awaited debut EP From The Basement. I had the pleasure of seeing these lads perform at Liverpool’s iconic Zanzibar Club a couple of weeks back, to put it succintly, these guys killed it. A hometown show isn’t the easiest to play, but they filled out the venue, had the people dancing all night and cheering non-stop. Life At The Arcade made a tiny venue feel like a stadium, everything they did reeked of a band that’s having a long-awaited major homecoming, not a band that’s freshly dropped their first EP.

 

Without rattling on about the show, let’s get into the interview with Paddy of Life At The Arcade.

D: You guys have just come off of a UK tour, a banging one, how was tour life? And how was it to play the Zanzibar, one of the best venues in Liverpool?
P: Our tour was class. I think we are masters of the service station meal deals now, we know what’s the best and what to avoid (the Tesco chicken mayo’s are belters).
D: The Zanzibar is probably the most prestigious venue in Liverpool and to pack it out like we did, we couldn’t of been any happier.
On that note, what is your favourite venue in Liverpool? It’s hard to top the Zanzibar.
P: There’s loads of great venues in Liverpool at the moment, however the newly opened ‘Jacaranda Phase One’ has a great vibe and it’s quickly becoming the hub to go to in Liverpool at the
moment.
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INTERVIEWED: THE MAN BLUEPRINT

Welcome back to Interviewed, a series of  (you guessed it) interviews, chats and discussions with creators from all over the internet. Today we’re joined by my mate Sam of The Man Blueprint. He’s a bit of a fashionista, provides (mostly) good style tips, as well as some boss travel and lifestyle content. Plus he’s a fellow scouser, though he’s 100% scouser whilst my status is up to debate.

lifestyle blogger

D: Could you explain who you are and what you do on the internet?

S: I am Sam Crawford and I post pictures and words on my website in order to get adulation from strangers.

Said website is called The Man Blueprint and is aimed at helping fellas become the best version of themselves. This sort of ‘blueprint’ style of the site is where the name comes from.

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INTERVIEWED: FRESH AND FEARLESS

It’s been a hot minute hasn’t it?

Welcome back to Interviewed, a series of chats and discussions with creators of all kinds.

This is one of the ‘lost’ interviews, one that for various reasons never actually got published. The main reason being I had a hectic few weeks, went travelling for a while and it slipped my mind.

However, today we are joined by my friend Aftab of Fresh and Fearless, a blog focusing on luxury travel and everything London too! I’ll get straight into it.

aftab

D: Who are you and what is it you do online?

A: Hello! I’m Aftab. I’m a 24-year-old, London based luxury travel and lifestyle content creator. I travel around the world in such for the best luxury destinations, 5-star hotels, restaurants and hidden gems.

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INTERVIEWED: TAPEPARADE

Welcome to Interviewed, a series of chats and discussions with creators of all kinds.

TapeParade

Today we’re joined by one of my personal favourite bloggers, Laila of Tapeparade! I’ve followed Laila for a long time and I’m really happy to have had this opportunity to speak with her, she’s such an interesting + eloquent person!

D: Who are you and what do you do on the internet?

L: My name is Laila Woozeer and I write a blog at www.tapeparade.com.

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