The formula for an episode of Red Stripe Presents: This Feeling TV is simple: plenty of new, exciting bands alongside an outstanding indie legend, with a side helping of established musicians and celebrities talking to Radio DJ and all-round nice guy, Gordon Smart. For the 400 people who were lucky enough to land a ticket, be on the guest list or sneak in the back door to view all of the action unfold, well, they weren’t left feeling disappointed!
Gracing Episode 8 of This Feeling TV were Brit school graduates and indie favourites, The Kooks, famed for hits such as Naive and Moves In Her Own Way, headlining the show with an acoustic performance for the crowd. Singer Luke Pritchard also shared a funny story about footing the bill for a lunch with Rolling Stone’s frontman Mick Jagger. Here’s a link to watch the full interview.
Have you heard of Bang Bang Romeo? No? Stop what you’re doing and look them up immediately. Not only did the Sheffield four-piece play a memorising set, but the band revealed they’re releasing their debut album, heading out to the US on tour and supporting Pink next year.
Opening up the final show of 2018 were Newcastle rockers The Pale White who have already supported a host of acts, including Maximo Park, and who have been played relentlessly on BBC Radio 1. While you’re on Spotify, maybe instead of listing to your same old, same old, relive your University days and add them to your playlist.
Bands aside, we were also fortunate enough to talk star of This Is England, Stephen Graham, who shared the moment he landed his role in Martin Sorcsese’s The Irishmen and a few snippets about his up-and-coming part in BBC’s hit drama Line Of Duty.
Example popped by to reveal The Rifles fans once threw coins and bread rolls at him, with someone even pulling the fire alarm, to end his set early during his formative years, while author of books including Kill ‘Em All’ and The Second Coming, John Niven, chatted about turning down Coldplay and Muse because ‘the world didn’t need another Radiohead’ during his spell as a music A&R man.
So far, the Red Stripe team has secured over 20 pieces of coverage in the Daily Mirror, Daily Star, Evening Standard and Metro, to name a few, as well as landing over 140,000 video views.