Introducing: Sinead Campbell & Postculture

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Fast rising Yorkshire music talents combine: Two for one in’t bad, right?

YOUR NAMES: Sinead, Tom, Jonny & Matt.
BAND NAME: Sinead Campbell & Postculture.
WHAT DO YOU DO/PLAY?
S: Vocals.
T: Guitar and various electronic devices.
J: Drums.
M: Bass.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TOGETHER AS A BAND/PLAYING MUSIC?
We started the collaboration in 2018, although we have all been playing for many years!

GIVE US 3 REASONS WHY WE SHOULD TRACK DOWN, LISTEN AND DISCOVER YOUR MUSIC?
T: 1) So our efforts to craft music people *enjoy* hasn’t been in vain.
2) So our decision not to become world-class darts players doesn’t forever haunt us.
3) Because you’re an awesome person with superlative musical taste.

WHERE DO YOU SOUND BEST – FESTIVAL, CLUB, BEDROOM – OR SOMEWHERE ELSE?
J: We sound great in our small cramped practice space. But I’m sure we’d also sound amazing on the Glastonbury main stage (if you’re reading this Michael Eavis).
S: We’d definitely sound great in some magical realm of fairies and unicorns! And definitely from the technology over in the Pleiades star system. The possibilities are endless!

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Sinead Campbell

“Working on being peaceful”

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST RECORD?
J: I think It was AC/DC, Back in Black in 2004. My Dad’s colleague gave me a few Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath records and I though the big sleeves were so cool that I got into it really young. Back when everything was still affordable.
CD? Red Hot Chili Peppers, ‘By The Way’, in 2003 (as a kid I absolutely loved Flea).
M: LP was RemarkableUnremarkable by ExP. CD was Will Smith, Big Willie Style. Download? Metallica on Napster (Lars Ulrich hadn’t told us it was wrong at that point).
Sinead: Britney Spears and Eminem… 90’s child!

SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES RIGHT AND YOU’VE GOT A MANSION AND A SUPERMODEL GIRL/BOYFRIEND, WHAT WILL BE YOUR BIGGEST MUSICAL INDULGENCE?
S: A live performance in outer space, lived streamed to planet earth (and other local planets).
T: A solo record alongside the London Philharmonic: It’ll be a self-funded rock opera (hypocritically) decrying the fickleness of fame.
M: Barnyard Freestyle: The Opera.

SO, WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG AND YOU’VE ACRIMONIOUSLY BROKEN UP CITING HUGE MUSICAL DIFFERENCES, WHAT DO YOU FALL BACK ON?
T: A self-performed rock opera decrying the fickleness of fame.

CITE SOME INTER-BAND MUSICAL DIFFERENCES…
T: The other’s refusal to accept all music should sound like Autechre.
J: It takes the other two longer than me to realise I’m always right.
M: I can’t stand Jonny. He’s a truly horrible person.
S: I am working on being peaceful… ‘Om Shanti’.

WHO ARE YORKSHIRE’S FINEST IN CULTURE, SPORT AND MUSIC?
T: Culture = Hyde Park P.icturehouse. Sport = Johnny Bairstow (sorry, Joe Root). Music = Warp Records.
M: Sport = Leeds United, Gawthorpe coal race, Scott Waites (Honley’s greatest darts player).

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Sinead with Postculture

“I can’t wait to get back into bed”

NAME YOUR SUPERGROUP – WHO’S PLAYING WHAT AND WHO’S ON VOCALS?
T: Roger Daltrey, vocals. Roger Hodgson: keys/vocals. Roger Waters: bass/vocals. Roger McGuinn, guitar/vocals. Roger Taylor: drums/vocals.
J: The Extraordinary Phil Collins Funk Band: Phil Collins – Drums, Vocals, Keyboards, charisma. Robert Fripp – lead guitar. Andy Rourke – bass. Steve Wicked – rhythm guitar / hype man. Stevie Wonder – Harmonica. Bez – percussion.

GO SEE THIS FILM: Zardoz.
GO READ THIS BOOK: Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine (sorry in advamce!)
GREAT LOST BAND/ARTIST: The folk who did that song. You remember – the one that everyone knew… erm… What were they called again?
WOULDN’T BE CAUGHT DEAD SUPPORTING: The aforementioned ‘Band of Rogers’.
LONDON, L.A OR LEEDS?: LEEDS, LEEDS, LEEDS!!!!!! ALL LEEDS AREN’T WE? M.O.T. (Sinead rolls eyes, football doesn’t make me feel at peace).

AND FINALLY… AS YOU LEAVE THE STAGE, WHAT ARE YOUR PARTING WORDS.
T: To the audience an appreciative grin and a bow. To myself: ‘Don’t lose any equipment’.
J: I can’t wait to get back into bed.
M: We nare Postculture. Find us on’t internet!
S: We’ll meet again! Sending love and light… goes into some weird mantra spell.

For more info visit: sineadcampbell.com and postculturemusic.com

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