Name, where are you from?
Harrison, George, Chloë, and Tom. We’re from all over but based in New Cross.
What do you do?
We’ve each got our own quirks but collectively we’re a blend of '70s Post-Punk and '80s New Wave/Goth.
Describe your style in three words?
Pick n Mix.
Which music defines the teenage you?
For me personally [Harrison], coming from the North West, it’s impossible to ignore the material that came from the area. The influence of New Order and Echo and the Bunnymen on our own work is undeniable. One album that we all played on repeat when we were teenagers was ‘I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose’ by Bombay Bicycle Club. That always gets played in the van to gigs.
A British icon who has inspired you?
John Cooper Clarke, his voice, his persona, his unimaginable wit and intelligence. He’s unashamedly him, and that stuff lasts forever.
What has been your all-time favourite gig?
Recently it would be Bo Ningen at SWN festival. We’d just finished our set and legged it over to see them, it’s a proper powerful set that you can’t take your eyes off.
[Harrison] - Another unforgettable gig a couple of years ago was Pixies with my Mum. ‘Bossanova’ was THE album in my Mum’s car, so seeing that with her was pretty special.
What is your favourite independent venue to watch live music?
It’s a standoff between our favourite locals, Rye Wax in Peckham or The Five Bells in New Cross. We’ve experienced some pretty mental nights in both of those venues, playing and watching as punters. One’s a basement in the beating heart of Peckham, and the other is an old school Millwall boozer.
Talk Show will release their debut EP 'These People' on 27th March 2020 via Coimcilt Records. Listen to their new tracks 'Stress' and 'Banshee', taken from the upcoming EP, below. Pre-order it at www.councilrecords.co.uk/product/these-people.