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Who Are You?: We get to know Famous

Somewhere between the full length interviews in our print mag, you’ll find a section called ‘Who Are You?’. It’s our place to introduce brand new bands who we feel should be on your radar. They’re currently playing tiny rooms but we don’t think that’ll be the case for long. Who Are You? has been home to the likes of Shame, Sports Team, Sorry, IDLES, Fontaines D.C. and many more before they’ve hit our covers.

Whilst the print edition only has room for a few questions, we like to post the full interview online alongside their latest releases for you to dig in to. In Issue Twenty we sent over the basics to London’s Famous who are gearing up to release a mini album at the end of this month.

Can you tell us who you are, where you’re from and about the music you make?

We are a group of relatively close friends from England and Scotland. We make music that is sometimes lots of fun but is mostly very sad.

What’s special about where you’re from?

Only a couple of us are from London, most of us are from small towns. London is the greatest city on earth and inspires us daily. One day, we’d like to play on the roof of The Shard; just like The Beatles.

How did you find each other?

We met in the Holy Sepulchre, a church in Cambridge.

What led you to form a band? A particular happening or mutual love for a record or sound?

We used to be much better friends. We are in a state of crisis.

Can you tell us something that you collectively really love?

The Collected Songs of James Martin.

Can you tell us something that you collectively hate?

Insincerity of any kind. We’re very sincere people.

Can you tell us the story behind one of your songs?

The song we’re most excited about at the moment is called ‘USA’. It’s about Bruce Springsteen, the New Jersey Boardwalk and London.

What can we be excited for (from you) over the next 12 months?

We will be releasing a pair of EPs on Untitled Recs, England and England2. The first will be for dancing and the second will be for crying.