The Yacht Club: The Fest Shalom Interview

Ahead of this weekend’s Fest Shalom, we spoke with The Yacht Club about all of their plans for the great event ahead.

You supported Lakes at their album launch show – what was it like performing live again? 

Totally surreal, especially going up and doing a solo set. First couple of songs I was super nervous but then it was as if there was never a break. The crowd were all lovely and respectful especially during the quieter moments and didn’t talk over the songs which is always a good sign! I think people enjoyed it haha! 


Are there any artists who have inspired your own live show?

Sounds a bit of a weird one but I’ve always admired bands who can take their own songs and totally change them up. Growing up Counting Crows were a big one for me reinventing their own songs (VH1 storytellers album, as well as the live from Heineken Music Hall are perfect examples of this). We’ve tried to do that a few times with our music; injecting some life into our slower acoustic songs or completely stripping back the more chaotic ones. 


What can people expect from your set at Fest Shalom?

Unfortunately our guitarist/second vocalist Jack is unable to make it, so we’re going to adapt the show around that. There’s a couple of surprises, a familiar face joining us, and some pretty cool takes on songs in the works! We will really be digging into the back catalogue so come down and see some songs we haven’t played for a LONG time! 


Which band on the Fest Shalom lineup are you most excited to catch and why?

It’s a complete mates fest so really excited to see Brutalligators and Buds. do their thing. Been a long long time since we played with ITYIWEY so will be lovely to see them again!


You can purchase tickets to Fest Shalom here. DO IT!

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