MUSIC INTERVIEW: Get Inuit
In a few days Get Inuit will make their debut at LeeFest Presents: The Neverland. We caught up with the band ahead of their appearance to talk about the festival, their top tips and more.
You play LeeFest: The Neverland this weekend, have you been before? What are your expectations?
We’ve never been before! It’s going to be quite exciting, and we’re playing on the Friday which gives us a little time to really enjoy the festival. I’ve heard nothing but good things about LeeFest, especially about the sense of comradery compared to other, slightly more commercial festivals.
LeeFest is more than just the music, there is also spoken word, comedy and more: is there anybody/anything on the line-up that you’re intrigued by?
I had a look through the website and noticed that there will be a “Real Debate Club” which looks really interesting. We love a good argument us, definitely our cup of tea!
Festival sets are usually quite different to headline shows, but how do they compare for you?
We have a slight obsessive tendency over the speed of our set-up time at festivals. There is always a nervous energy when getting ready for a festival showcase, you have no idea who might turn up, if anybody! I think that nervous energy seeps into our set. It always feels more improvisational and instinctive.
When you play a festival do you like to get involved all weekend and camp?
On the rare occasion that we don’t have any other festivals to travel to, we do tend to immerse ourselves and camp. We have such a fortunate vocation where we can visit a tremendous amount of festivals throughout the summer, we’d be silly not to!
Tell us your three top tips for being at a festival.
Anti Bacterial Wipes.
Let’s not mess about. Absolute essentials. Even before clothes. But try to wear clothes too…
Do you have any outrageous festival stories that you can share with us?
We had the thrilling task of being in charge of a Silent Disco set at last year’s Y Not Festival. Many a drink and many a fist pump saw us through perhaps one of the most surreal evenings we’ve ever had. Never before had I heard so many drunken youths sing a long to I’ll Be There For You by The Rembrandts as well as other beautifully filled cheese classics!
Finally for those going to LeeFest, why should they check you out?
I’m a biased creature, but I think we’re a bit of alright. A little fun and a lot of love. Loud guitars and beats you can bop to. Why not?
Interview by: Hannah Gillicker
Get Inuit perform at LeeFest Presents: The Neverland this weekend (28th-30th July) amongst a whole host of amazing acts including Everything Everything, Lianne La Havas, Circa Waves, Ghostpoet and We Are Scientists. Tickets are still available priced at £104 for the weekend (day tickets also available), purchase them via the festival website.