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Future Sound of Nottingham Finalists: The Dandylions

29 June 18 words: Nusic

We grabbed a few words with The Dandylions ahead of the Future Sound of Nottingham final...

How would you describe your music?
Claire Bannister from PowerPlay Magazine said that our music is "A tonic for the current climate, set to brighten the darkest of days." She also gave it an 8 out of 10, which puts us two points behind Def Leppard, One point behind Five Finger Death Punch and one point above Bullet For My Valentine, which sounds about right to me.

What was your reaction to the news you’d be playing the FSN final?
Overjoyed! This means we will have played Rock City a total three times within the space of a year! Thank you to all that voted for making this happen!

What can the City crowd expect from your performance:
Literally, the unexpected. Sometimes even I don't know what I'm going to do, like when I jumped off the 12 foot high speaker system in the Rock City basement. That wasn't planned. I asked the crowd whether I should jump, half the crowd said no.... but my mum said yes. Therefore, I didn't really have a choice.

Why did you enter FSN?
For the opportunity to meet Sophie Ellis Bextor at Splendour. Sophie Ellis Bextor is perfection.

Who are your biggest musical influences?
Pavarotti is literally the biggest single musical influence, weighing in at 396 pounds during his peak.

What Nottingham artists are you loving at the minute?
So many! Do check out George Gadd, The Shrives, Cameron Sinclair Harris & Squatters Wright.

What are your biggest non-musical influences?
Videogames, Wrestling, Exercise, Musical Theatre, Vegan Food, Anxiety, Depression, Hope, Courage, Friendship and Love.

What’s been the highlight of your career so far?
We've been featured in a video game, we've released an 8/10 album, made two videos, we've played Rock City numerous times, we've met so many cool people, played so many cool shows. We have made friends with fans all over the world because of this whole thing. It's hard to choose. So I won't.

Nusic’s Future Sound of Nottingham takes place at Rock City on Sunday 1 July, free entry

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