Words by Gatesy, Hugo + Nico
DAMSELS only formed towards the end of 2016 but in the short space of time since then, they have won over a legion of loyal fans with their raw alternative/indie sound and have played huge shows in both Liverpool and Manchester. The band has already made an impression on the Liverpool music scene, recently supporting Scottish outfit Neon Waltz at Liverpool's Buyers Club. With the future looking bright for the band, we caught up with them on some of life’s more important issues...
Which song made you want to start a band?
Greg: Rock & Roll Star by Oasis
Will: Iron Man by Black Sabbath
Gibbo: Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
First album bought?
Greg: Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not or Razorlight – Razorlight
Will: Gorillaz – Demon Days
Gibbo: Clubland [laughs]
Biggest non-musical inspiration?
Greg: Day to day situations. I'd love to say art or poetry but I'm really quite bland
Will: Homer Simpson for me
Gibbo: Pope John Paul the 2nd - he did some lovely sermons and I've heard he always served nice butties to his staff
Greg: I love a bit of Bieber or One Direction. I also won't have a bad word said about Robbie Williams. Little mix [laughs] I have more guilty pleasures than acceptable ones...
Will: Maroon 5, easily one of the most underrated bands ever
Gibbo: Bit of Shawn Mendes there...
Any band rituals?
Gibbo: Well, except Icelandic throat singing…
Greg: I outgrew pea head... 'neggo greggo' for my extremely pessimistic outlook on life
Will: Does Gibbo count?
Favourite Pizza topping?
Greg: Easiest question of the day...
Describe your sound without using 'Alternative' 'Indie' and 'Rock'
Will: Really heavy festival tunes
Gibbo: Explosive mate
What's next for DAMSELS?
Greg: Festival slots is the next short term aim for us and maybe release a solid EP
Gibbo: Gigs & recording & world domination
Will: Finding a bloody drummer
Biggest gig to date?
Greg: Manchester academy was the biggest for us getting out of Liverpool, but we’ve been lucky to play on some great bills already since forming just a year ago
Which band member is most likely to end up behind bars?
Greg: Me. Not for anything major, probably for not paying my TV licence or something. Gibbo's got a mean streak though
Will: Yeah, Gibbo for his kettle-related antics
Gibbo: None of us, we're a nice gang of lads and I've seen The Shawshank Redemption
Favourite Spice Girl?
Will: Ginger Spice gwed
Greg: Ginger Spice was possibly the first female I ever fancied. I'm also waiting ‘til we play Glastonbury to front the stage in her Union Jack dress.
Gibbo: Posh Spice for me, classy
Barbie or Ken?
Greg: Ken, I’m jealous of his hairline
Gibbo: Yeah, ken for those killer Hawaiian shirts mate
Will: Action Man