An Introduction

August 25, 2010

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“As the brilliantly observant E4 show of the same name suggests, an Inbetweener portrays that awkward social group at school who were higher in the communal ranking than the nerds, but remained laughably far away from being one of the cool kids. As a band, we struggle through our own version of senior school, where […]

Friends? We’re More Like a Company…

November 7, 2010

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“The best way to ruin a friendship is to be in a band with them” I still vividly remember hearing The Strokes utter these distressing words on Popworld. As someone who wanted to start a band with my school friends, this sentence haunted me. It still does. As a result, I have always looked for […]

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4. How the Other 1/3 Live

October 5, 2010

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Last week I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to go on tour with Mark Ronson and Rose Elinor Dougall as their merch guy (and general roadie for Rose). As an Inbetweener way out of his depth, it was an enlightening insight into what it’s like to be part of a big show […]

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3. Temptation and the Importance of Keeping Busy

September 19, 2010

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I can imagine that even being a full-time Inbetweener would feel like part-time work; we are constantly playing the waiting game. Whilst this is applicable to all aspects of being in a band, such as waiting for your album art/final mixes/photos/show confirmations to come through, the art of patience is pushed the most by the […]

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2. The Sham-Glam

September 8, 2010

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Walking onstage in front of a huge crowd, my band and I shake off the pre-show nerves from the first note in. I’m convinced that playing to a room full of people who know your songs, or even winning over a few hundred people on a support show, is the best feeling you can have […]

1. Graduation

August 25, 2010

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I was never supposed to be in a band. A year ago, after a parentally funded life in private education, I graduated in English from the University of Birmingham. I had career paths. I had a steady girlfriend. My life, as a result, should have been very different. Instead, myself and three friends chose the […]