Today sees Episode 6 of music show ‘Red Stripe presents: This Feeling TV’ premiere online for the first time, featuring guest appearances from Miles Kane, Laura Whitmore, Tom Grennan, You Me At Six, Spring King, The Struts, Sophie And The Giants and The Surrenders.
Hosted by Radio X presenter Gordon Smart, the 30-minute long episode includes an interview with Bedford’s rising star Tom Grennan who reveals all about his much-anticipated debut album Lighting Matches.
Tom Grennan tells Gordon:
“I’m not too sure what’s going to happen, but I believe people will be turning their necks, anyway… What’s come out already isn’t anything that’s like on the album, and the album takes a dip into a whole different world. I’m excited for people to hear what’s up my sleeve.”
Following a string of successful festival performances, Gordon quizzed Tom on what it was like having such a positive response from the general public.
“It’s amazing, man… They’re singing songs that they don’t even know, and, for me, to hear them singing songs they don’t even know proves the songs are catchy, init. And they’re relatable. And it’s connecting: the energy that I give to the crowd, and the crowd gives me that energy back – well, it’s amazing.”
Alongside the Sober and Barbed Wire singer, on the latest episode of the online music show is Liverpudlian turned Los Angles dweller Miles Kane, who popped into the iconic indie haunt The Monarch, in Camden, to chat about his third sole effort Coup De Grace and its wrestling inspired title track.
The one half of Last Of The Shadow Puppets told Gordon:
“Well, I’m a big fan of his [Finn Bálor], and he’s a big fan of ours, so we’ve slowly become mates. And that tune [Grace De Coup], it was sort of like Inhaler, I didn’t have a chorus. And when we were jamming the tune, I was in New York and we sort of had the verses but we needed a hook. ‘Cos we wanted a disco-y tune, like The Clash, when they do the punky-disco kind of thing and they have that tune Magnificent Seven… He [Finn Bálor] texted me and I started jokingly saying I’m going to Coup De Grace over this tune. And then it ended up sticking… I didn’t know what it meant at the time, but when I looked it up, I thought it was kind of cool and it’s stuck.”
Following the former Rascals frontman and wrestling enthusiast on the sofa is Irish TV presenter and model Laura Whitmore, who entertained Gordon with tales of receiving a tattoo design courtesy of Foo Fighter’s frontman David Grohl, her other half Iain Sterling’s eight week stint as the voice over on ITV’s Love Island and what it’s like interviewing Justin Bieber.
The interviews are interspersed with live performances from Tom Grennan, Sophie And The Giants and The Surrenders in front of the packed out Monarch, plus regular show feature ‘The TV Chuck’ competition, where guests all battle it out to be crowned king of the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll pursuit.
The episode also includes a range of other segments too, including Q&As with rock band You Me At Six who discuss their new album 3AM, what it’s like hearing their song Live The Lie on popular football video game FIFA to an embarrassing moment on a recent stag do in Ibiza. Plus, arty rockers Spring King talk about their music inspirations, disclose a few surreal ‘rock n’ roll’ highlights so far in their career to what it’s like counting the likes of Elton John and Noel Gallagher as fans.
On the latest segment of What’s The Story, where bands play an intimate acoustic set and reveal-all about their muses, are US conquering glam rockers The Struts. As well as playing new single Body Talks, the four-piece band share insights on supporting Foo Fighters and Motely Crew, brag about their star-studded audiences during a three-night residency at LA’s iconic Whiskey A Go Go nightclub, and dreams of sporting Freddie Mercury’s prawn outfit.
The new episode – which is available to view below – is the latest instalment of Red Stripe presents: This Feeling TV – a new music TV show for the digital age that still maintains all the unique charm and quirkiness that typified music TV shows back in their heyday. The show launched to much fanfare last year, with the first five episodes being viewed 840,073 times.