A three-piece alternative folk band bringing a selection of raw, foot-stomping songs infused with Mumford-esque harmonies and bubbly bass lines. Comprising of Harry Gould on lead vocals and guitar, Bubba Eriksonon on bass, and Samuel Snell on the cajón, percussion and backing vocals, Bristol’s Harry & The Gondolas are beginning to gain the attention of the UK folk scene.
After a highly successful release of their debut single No Country For Old Men, their follow-up EP Agnate, and their new single released in February, Peter’s Orchid, Harry & The Gondolas are establishing themselves as a versatile new folk outfit to watch out for.
They’ve been selected as one of four hotly-tipped up-and-comings to play Thatchers Haze Sessions next month at The Passenger Shed, along with Little Comets and Bristol’s Elder Island and Eva Lazarus. Ahead of the show, front man Harry answers our 10 questions.
1. What have you learned today?
Bubba can’t play a gig and go to work the next day (he’s delicate).
2. Favourite track of all time?
Hard one, but we’d say Kansas City by The New Basement Tapes. We went on a European tour last September and it was sort of the song of the tour.
3. It’s 3am and the party is winding down, what track do you play to get everyone going again?
Vanessa Carlton – A Thousand Miles or Busted – Air Hostess.
4. Who are your top three acts right now?
Bear’s Den, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats and The Dunwells.
5. If you couldn’t work in music, what would you be doing instead?
6.What was the last book you read?
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
7. Favourite thing on TV?
8.Are you afraid of anything?
Bubba is afraid of loud noises – he scares easy.
9. Tell us something people don’t know about you…
There’s more than one story of how we named the band… and no one knows the correct one.
10. What are you doing tomorrow?
Watching the rugby.