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This Feeling has been at it again, finding and securing some of the best guitar based talent across the land and then sharing the love as he offers us This Feeling – Alive Tour 2017. In association with Metropolis Music, Radio X, Lyle & Scott, Pirate Studios and Scotts, This Feeling have pulled no punches when providing yet again an exceptional line up of the latest and the best guitar based talent around. Noel Gallagher put it perfectly: ‘We are living in a world where guitar music has been marginalised so what This Feeling is doing at the moment is vital. This Feeling is the best club in The UK for future Rock and Roll stars. They believe in the power of guitar music and when Rock and Roll makes its glorious comeback you can bet your arse you will have heard it first at This Feeling.’

This Feeling – Alive Tour kicks off on October 1st with the fabulous line-up Bang Bang Romeo, Blackwaters and The Shimmer Band who will be joined by guests, the one and only YVES. This energetic three-piece, Harry Roke, Mitchell Dodson and Finn Wilkinson, got together in September 2015 and can’t wait to present their raw, thrashing indie sound on tour. Opening is going to be very special for this band, and I caught up with Harry to find out just how they came to be involved and how preparations are going for them in the run up to the big night.

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This year’s tour is going to be the biggest nationwide tour ever embarked on by This Feeling since the first show in 2006. With twelve shows stretching up and down the country! What’s your personal This Feeling story? 

Mikey picked up our first single When the Day Comes about eighteen months ago. We were aware of This Feeling from seeing the great crop of bands that had been brought through, such as Blossoms and Catfish and the Bottlemen etc, so we were honoured to be asked to join the family.

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What’s it really like being a part of the This Feeling family? 

Mikey and everyone at This Feeling treats bands exactly how they deserve to be treated, and that’s why we all hold This Feeling in such high regard. The bands are always wicked and we’ve made a lot of friends through playing This Feeling shows. It’s just all about bringing people together and giving the music a platform to speak to people, and Mikey’s a fucking legend. It’s just a great chance to see the best upcoming bands in the country at their nights. You wanna come to the Bristol date it’s a great venue, Thekla, and then you’ll catch our set – you won’t wanna miss that!

This Feeling TV is taking the world by storm – after attending my first recording I was amazed by the real camaraderie, genuine respect and big love everyone had for each other there. How have you found it?

It’s a great night, everyone has mad respect for each other and wants to support each other and see each other do well, we’ve loved it.

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 How do you prepare for a show like your gig on the This Feeling Tour?

By just doing what we do best and putting on a killer show!

What’s it like being on the road with This Feeling bands?

It’s great, everyone’s super sound and up for a laugh. I’ve never witnessed anything negative on any This Feeling night. The bands are great and wanna have a good time and that shines on to the crowd because of it, there’s always someone who’s happy to help if you need it and everyone will always support each other – one big family.

Listen to YVES new single Only One here:

YVES can be found loitering with intent on the usual platforms:

Twitter: @yvesband

Insta: yvesband

Facebook: bandyves

Want to get involved with This Feeling as a fan or a band?

Come to a show or visit www.thisfeeling.co.uk….

Featured Image: Steve Gullick

KATE O’BRIEN

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