Born off the back off This Feeling club nights and festival stages, This Feeling – Alive tour, sees headliners Bang Bang Romeo, The Shimmer Band and Blackwaters head out around the UK, supported by more of the best new bands around, to celebrate indie music in 2017 and the power of new bands.

As the tour continues, we’re catching up with the headliners. Penultimately, The Shimmer Band…

Describe the band in 3 words


And what can people expect from your live shows?

Big tunes, togetherness, an uplifting sonic explosion

Funniest gig/tour experience?

On tour, walking in to our hotel room with a man already a sleep in one of our beds. Never seen someone so scared in their life.

Who would be on your ideal festival lineup (to play alongside)?

Primal Scream, Super Furry Animals, Oasis, Jesus And Mary Chain

What song do you wish you’d written?

Verve – ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’

Who should we be listening to at the moment?

Ivory Wave

Why are promoters/nights like This Feeling so important?

There’s not many platforms for new young bands to be heard. So This Feeling helps with this massively. Great for new bands to cut their teeth and form a positive supportive community that cares about the music.

This Feeling Alive tour continues until 15 October.
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Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

Melissa, 22. Editor. Student, music journalist, probably talking about Blur or Bowie