Ahead of their appearance at this weekend’s Reading and Leeds festivals, we caught up with Scottish foursome The Snuts to find out what they have in store….
Hello! How are you today and where are you answering the questions?
Hey, we’re on route to Glasgow to grab our van and gear to head down south for our second last leg of festival season!
First up can you tell us a bit about the band, how you got together etc?
We’ve known each other since we were toddlers, we began making music together drinking in the forests and at school to avoid having to go to the classes we hated.
How did the name “The Snuts” come about….?
It was a name that was given to us really by people watching us at school struggling to play in time with each other. We kind of liked it and its stuck ever since!
You are due to play Reading & Leeds in August, are you looking forward to the show?
Yeah we’re buzzing, we dipped our toes in to Reading and Leeds so hoping to step it up again this year!
For anyone going to the festival who hasn’t seen you live before, what can they expect from the live show?
Big noises and raw honest performance you might struggle to see across the rest of the festival.
Are you going to stick around to see anyone else on the line up?
Our mate plays guitar in Yungblud so we’d like to catch a bit of him rocking out.
What are your top three tips for attending a festival?
Don’t try and stay clean, you can’t.
Put your phone away, it might be the only chance you get to do that this year.
Don’t buy a pop up tent.
What are you favourite festivals to attend as punters and why?
We absolutely love Bennicassim festival in Spain. It was our first international festival we attended as mates and then later as a band.
What is your favourite festival memory?
Probably any T in the park we ever attended. There was something different about that festival, it was sheer material law for 4 days. Terrifying but beautiful.
What are your thoughts on gender inequality at festivals?
We think its important that everybody who works hard and is talented gets the opportunity to shine. It’s something everyone can expect to be a massive focus point in the next couple of years.
What is next for the band, can we expect the album soon, a tour to go with it perhaps?
We move straight on to our headline tour after festival season so we can’t wait for that.
After that we go on tour with our home boy Lewis Capaldi after that.
in between all of this we are continuing to work on our debut record!