Getting Ready to Conquer the Charts , Meet – The Cradles


Let’s get your weekend off to a rocking start by having you listen to The Cradles They have that classic Brit sound, think Last Shadow Puppets, great voice, band that looks and acts like their on a mission to conquer the airwaves. The single ‘Ideal Girl’ which comes out March 25th will get you wondering who The Cradles are , and with that being said , we are glad to be bringing you a little Q & A with The Cradles. Excellent Band , wouldn’t be surprised at all if they became the next big thing coming out of the UK….

1) For those unfamiliar with your bands history, can you tell us all how you all met up and decided to start a band?

Four of us were in the same year all through high school. When we started college we were only just getting into music properly for the first time really and sharing a lot of our favourite bands with each other every day. After seeing Oasis live, the idea of actually doing it ourselves became a real prospect so we bought instruments and got things going. Toby is Dec’s brother and jumped on board when we wanted an extra guitarist.

2) Who would you list as your musical influences?

The Kinks, The Strokes, The Smiths, Pixies, Arctic Monkeys, The Beatles

3) What’s the coolest thing that’s happened to you as a band since you started up?

When we were just starting out we managed to get ourselves on a bill supporting Professor Green to a sold out Student’s Union in Cardiff and ended up swapping Wotsits for Prosecco with him backstage.

4) What are your hopes and dreams as a band for the next few years?

It wouldn’t hurt to turn out our debut album and see it make a good mark on the charts. To be playing the biggest shows and venues all over the place and basically just doing this every day rather than working boring day jobs.

5) What are some of your favorite albums from the past few years?

There haven’t been loads but we’ve got a few favourites from the last few years. Kie’s really into Eagulls’ album and Holding Hands with Jamie by Girl Band. Dec’s a fan of Chinese Fountain by The Growlers which we had on a lot in the car on tour last year and there’s Currents by Tame Impala too which Luke’s a big fan of. Toby liked Warpaint’s latest album and Joe’s most recent favourite is The Next Day.

6) Do you see any real use for social media, or is it all just a pain in the ass to keep with?

Yeah, it’s a pain to keep on top off but we can’t really ignore it as it’s how so many people access music nowadays, and playlisters consider your follower stats when choosing tracks for radio so we’re pretty much stuck with it… It can be a laugh though and we like being able to interact with fans and reach people a fair way away. We’ve picked up some of our best fans through social media so can’t put a complete downer on it…

7) Do you pay attention to reviews or comments from people about your music or do you just turn that noise off?

I think we read pretty much all of the reviews or comments on our music that we’re aware of. We’ve put our stuff out there to be heard so you want to know what people have to say about it. It’s not as though it impacts on what we’re doing musically but if someone’s got something to say about us then we want to know. If they’re into it then it’s good being told that you’re great and if they don’t say anything interesting it’s entertaining to have someone new to slag off for a few days.

8) If you could tour anywhere in the world, where would you want to go?

Apparently you get given really good food if you tour in France so that’s high up the list.

9) Can music save the mortal soul or is just a good backbeat to your life?

Mortal soul. And that’s coming from the bottom of our hearts.

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