Who are Rory and Ned, how long have you been together and what’s your roles within the band?
Our names are Rory Miles Littleboy and Ned Patrick Rundell, we have known each other since very soon after we were born (our mums were friends during their pregnancies) so we probably met at some kind of en-masse breast feeding session or whatever. We grew up in the olde-time English country side in Suffolk playing stick and hoop, ball and cup, chase the donkey, punch the infant etc, all the classics.
We have been making rock and roll music for about 9 months now, Ned went to university at Cardiff and did some solo stuff, thats how you guys know us I suppose and explains the very kind offer of having us round to play!
We both play acoustic guitars, that we force through electric amps and overdrive pedals to make a bastardised electric sound. We both shout. We both work our hips.
How would you describe Rory and Ned’s sound…..
A three year old boy gets given a toy guitar to try and reduce his jealousy at the birth of a little brother, he then uses this guitar to draw attention to himself and sabotage any attempts his parents make to bond with their new born…
…folks have told us we sound like an early Kings of Leon, or a bit like the more industrial trash heap elements of Tom Waits, or sometimes the Cribs, or “the worst band I have ever heard”…who’s to know!
Are you currently recording any material and what should we expect at the BeatReview micro festival from yourselves?
We do all our recording from home with a little digital eight track thing, which is convenient because it means we can be almost constantly working on some old rubbish…we have finally managed to get a drummer who isn’t too bothered by playing with us too, which is wonderful, he is called Lu……when we do our stage show we make a point to smile, and have the best time possible, in hope everyone else enjoys themselves too, so we have a dance, blow our lungs out, get a bit sweaty etc. So I suppose, if everything goes to plan, you can expect a lovely time!
What are your personal highlights of being in a band?
Well about 2 or 3 months ago we had a single released on a small Ipswich-based record label, Antigen Records, which has almost sold out, so that was really exciting, and still is. Also recently we played at a Mystery Jets after party gig at Jamm, Brixton, London, UK, which was also really good fun, and sounds kind of glamorous, but to be honest, any gig where people manage dance and look like they are happy is a highlight for us really.
Is there a statement you want to give and portray as a band?
She Sells Sea Shells, Wrist-Watches, And Porn.
What do you do when you’re not making music?
Living in Liverpool, there is a great deal of neat stuff to get busy with, gigs on somewhere in the city most nights, we like to go to this place called Vinyl Bar on Lark Lane, we’ve played there a few times too and its always a fabulous evening. We have also recently gone to the cinema to see the Avengers film. Which we thought was well good.
If you could have anyone listen to your music who would it be?
Someone with loads of cash.
Any plans for the rest of 2012?
Keep working on songs, keep getting as many gigs as possible, probably mostly around Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds kind of area, have as much pleasure as possible, and also maybe buy a car; our amplifiers are slowly killing us.
And finally do you have a message for the BeatReview readers?
Hello! We’re thrilled to be coming back to Cardiff, at one of our (well Ned’s…Rory has never been) favourite venues, we really can’t wait!