WHITECLIFF combine infectious hooks, big choruses and high-energy in their catchy pop rock tracks
The Liverpool-based four-piece will release the single ‘Five Minutes’ on 8th April 2016, followed by a 13-date headline UK tour for April & May. The band consists of lead singer Oliver Nagy from Cologne, Tom Taylor from Stevenage – drums, Jonny Ball – guitar and bassist, Paul Bates, both from Liverpool.
The band met while studying at Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, following in the footsteps of The Wombats and Dan Croll. WHITECLIFF became the first signing to The Libertines’ Gary Powell’s label 25 Hour Convenience Store. Their debut single ‘Everybody Knows’ was released to critical acclaim and followed up in October with the ‘Young Lovers’ EP
The band took the time to talk to us about making music, Spotify and their live shows…
What inspires the band when making music?
Liverpool has a lengthy tradition of music and with so many new acts coming through, how does it feel to be part of that?
I’ve noticed the band have been adding music to Spotify. There is a lot of discussion in the industry about whether streaming services do more harm than good. Do you feel they benefit new / up and coming bands?
What can people expect from your April live shows?
How would you compare gigs where you support the likes of The Libertines to your own gigs? Do you approach them differently?
Looking forward to the summer, are there any festival appearances in the pipeline or any you are hoping to play?
We have a few in the pipeline and hopefully announce them soon! It would be a dream for us to play Reading and Leeds festival!
17th April Sound Control, Manchester
18th April King Tuts, Glasgow
19th April Think Tank, Newcastle
21st April The Garage, London
22nd April Live Rooms, Chester
24th April Joiners, Southampton
25th April The Albion Club, Cardiff
26th April Purple Turtle, Reading
28th April Radar Love @ The Venue, Derby
29th April Blitz, Preston
30th April Studio 2, Liverpool
2nd May Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
5th May The HorN, St Albans
Where can you find Whitecliff?
The band returned to the studio earlier this year, enlisting Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Paolo Nutini, Badly Drawn Boy) to produce their debut EP
‘Young Lovers’ and it was mixed by Dan Grech (Lana Del Rey, The Vaccines, Circa Waves)