At this year’s Neighbourhood Weekender, newly-signed band Sea Girls will take over the official app with exclusive videos and photos of their day. Made in conjunction with Second Screen, the app will once again be the main point of contact between Neighbourhood and its festival-goers.
The app contains all of the line-up times for the weekend, which takes place across the weekend of the 25 and 26 May 2019. By favouriting the acts you want to see in the app, you can plan your day ahead of time, then receive a reminder fifteen minutes ahead of a set beginning.
Ahead of the band’s takeover of the app’s newsfeed (where festival-goers can also interact), we spoke to Sea Girls about their new record label and stories from the city of Manchester.
How does it feel to be signed to Polydor?
It’s only been a few weeks, but it’s an exciting feeling. Being signed to the same label that releases music by Billie Eilish, Sam Fender, the 1975 through to legendary acts like The Who and The Rolling Stones – it’s like a dream really.
How did it happen?
They really just got what we’re doing and trying to achieve. To have like-minded people on board is such a privilege and we can’t wait to see where this takes us!
Was signing to a major always the goal?
Our goal was always to just release music regularly, that’s always been the most important thing for us. So we always wanted to find the right people to help us do that, and this definitely feels right. Our new single Damage Done is out this week on Polydor.
How many festivals are you playing this year?
I think at the last count it was twenty-six in the U.K. and Europe as well as a cheeky support slot with the Kooks at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl on 12th July which will be awesome. We thought doing twenty-two across the UK last year was mad, but this is gonna be something else playing in Europe for the first time.
What do you miss from home when you’re out on tour?
I suppose just those home comforts… our families, girlfriends, pets and our own beds would come up first. But we definitely enjoy the touring life, as soon as I get in the van I’m like GIVE ME McDONALDS: there’s a definite vibe there.
Do you have any stories from gigs or festivals you’ve played in Manchester?
I saw Coldplay a few years ago at the cricket ground in Manchester with Jay Z and White Lies, that was amazing. What a line-up. One of our first festivals was at Neighbourhood festival, which was our first show in Manchester as well. That definitely felt special, coming somewhere people knew the words to our songs was crazy. Definitely not something we anticipated.
Who are you hoping to see while you’re at NBHD?
We’ve never seen Nothing But Thieves live so you’ll definitely spot us bouncing along. Primal Scream is definitely on the list too, as well as George Ezra himself. ‘Shotgun’ is just a banger ain’t it?
What can we expect from your app takeover?
Some grade A content. A peek into the world of Sea Girls. There’s a lot going on these days so it’ll definitely be more interesting than just Henry eating his breakfast! But I mean… if you want to see that too then we’ll chuck it in.
How much of your set will be made up of your debut album tracks?
We will definitely be airing some new album tracks, it’d be rude not to! We can’t wait to bring ‘Damage Done’ to festivals as well as two new songs called ‘Forever’ and ‘Closer’ that we’ve started playing recently. But fret not: there’ll be plenty of Sea Girls classics in there too.
Neighbourhood Weekender takes place this late May Bank Holiday weekend in Warrington’s Victoria Park. Find remaining tickets here.