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Nice Swan Records

Record Label — London

Name, where are you from?
Pete, Northerner living in London.
Alex, also from the north.

What do you do?
Management and Nice Swan Records.

Describe your style in three words?
P: Hat, shoes & hair.
A: The opposite to Pete.

Which music defines the teenage you?
P: Britpop.
A: A mixture of indie and electronic music throughout the '00s.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
P: Indie, '60s psych, '50s rock n roll, afrobeat.
A: Indie, house, techno, reggae, jazz.

If you could put any three bands in history on a lineup?
P: The Doors, Led Zeppelin, 2manyDJ's.
A: Joy Division, William Onyeabour, NWA.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
P: Diego Maradona.
A: Bill Shankly.

What is the last piece of music you bought?
'FAD' LP by Silverbacks.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Thee Oh Sees secret gig at The Ace Hotel.

Where is your favourite independent venue?
P: KOKO, London - It's the right balance between intimate and larger, great sounding room and  lots of good memories there over the years
A: Has to be either Moth Club or Band On The Wall in Manchester for me... I was also a big fan of Cockpit in Leeds when that was still going.

The first track you played on repeat?
P: 'I Am The Walrus' by The Beatles.
A: 'Don't Look Back in Anger' by Oasis.

A British icon or band who inspires you?
P: Alex Turner has yet to write a weak album.
A: David Bowie.

A song from your favourite album?
P: 'Home Again' by Menahan Street Band from 'Make The Road By Walking'.
A: 'Ruby' by Pip Blom from 'Boat'.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
"right now you could care less about me
But soon enough you will care, by the time I'm done"

From 'Ball and Biscuit' by The White Stripes.

Best song to turn up loud?
P: 'It's No Fun Until They See You Cry' by The Dirtbombs.
A: 'Et Moi Et Moi Et Moi' by Jacque Dutronc.

A song you wish you’d written?
P: 'Seven Nation Army' by The White Stripes.
A: 'Your Silent Face' by New Order.

A song to get you straight on the dance floor?
P: 'Molly's Chambers' by Kings Of Leon.
A: 'Rose Rouge' by St Germain.

Best song to end an all-nighter?
P: 'Champagne Supernova' by Oasis or 'The Test' by Chemical Brothers.
A: 'Sweet Harmony' by Liquid.

Best love song of all time?
P: 'Lola' by The Kinks.
A: 'Computer Love' by Kraftwerk.

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
P: 'No Police' by Doja Cat.
A: 'Step It Up' by Stereo MC's.

Any new bands you’re into at the moment?
Courting, Sprints, Malady, Hallan, Egyptian Blue, Silverbacks, Eyesore & The Jinx.

Name, where are you from?
Pete, Northerner living in London.
Alex, also from the north.

What do you do?
Management and Nice Swan Records.

Describe your style in three words?
P: Hat, shoes & hair.
A: The opposite to Pete.

Which music defines the teenage you?
P: Britpop.
A: A mixture of indie and electronic music throughout the '00s.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
P: Indie, '60s psych, '50s rock n roll, afrobeat.
A: Indie, house, techno, reggae, jazz.

If you could put any three bands in history on a lineup?
P: The Doors, Led Zeppelin, 2manyDJ's.
A: Joy Division, William Onyeabour, NWA.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
P: Diego Maradona.
A: Bill Shankly.

What is the last piece of music you bought?
'FAD' LP by Silverbacks.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Thee Oh Sees secret gig at The Ace Hotel.

Where is your favourite independent venue?
P: KOKO, London - It's the right balance between intimate and larger, great sounding room and  lots of good memories there over the years
A: Has to be either Moth Club or Band On The Wall in Manchester for me... I was also a big fan of Cockpit in Leeds when that was still going.

The first track you played on repeat?
P: 'I Am The Walrus' by The Beatles.
A: 'Don't Look Back in Anger' by Oasis.

A British icon or band who inspires you?
P: Alex Turner has yet to write a weak album.
A: David Bowie.

A song from your favourite album?
P: 'Home Again' by Menahan Street Band from 'Make The Road By Walking'.
A: 'Ruby' by Pip Blom from 'Boat'.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
"right now you could care less about me
But soon enough you will care, by the time I'm done"

From 'Ball and Biscuit' by The White Stripes.

Best song to turn up loud?
P: 'It's No Fun Until They See You Cry' by The Dirtbombs.
A: 'Et Moi Et Moi Et Moi' by Jacque Dutronc.

A song you wish you’d written?
P: 'Seven Nation Army' by The White Stripes.
A: 'Your Silent Face' by New Order.

A song to get you straight on the dance floor?
P: 'Molly's Chambers' by Kings Of Leon.
A: 'Rose Rouge' by St Germain.

Best song to end an all-nighter?
P: 'Champagne Supernova' by Oasis or 'The Test' by Chemical Brothers.
A: 'Sweet Harmony' by Liquid.

Best love song of all time?
P: 'Lola' by The Kinks.
A: 'Computer Love' by Kraftwerk.

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
P: 'No Police' by Doja Cat.
A: 'Step It Up' by Stereo MC's.

Any new bands you’re into at the moment?
Courting, Sprints, Malady, Hallan, Egyptian Blue, Silverbacks, Eyesore & The Jinx.