An interview with The Adlets


What’s the meaning behind the band name?

It’s just nonsense really, it’s just a made-up word! But we’ve googled it since and it means something to do with Japanese art or half man half wolf but that’s got nothing to do with the band. It was just the first name that we found that wasn’t used.

Can you describe your style of music in your own words?

It’s sort of like a heavy indie sort of thing. On Spotify it sounds softer but when we play live it’s a lot heavier so more heavier indie-rock. Our influences are bands like Catfish and the Bottlemen, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian and The Strokes.

What’s your favourite song or lyric you’ve ever made?

Probably our newest one, I Said, She Said is our favourite.

What’s your favourite memory as a band?

It tends to change a lot so when we play different gigs or a new song like I Said, She Said and it stops at the end and everyone’s like ‘weeeeyyy!’

What’s your favourite place to perform?

Obviously, Liverpool! We’ve played a lot of venues in Newcastle, we’ve done the O2 Academy upstairs a few times, the second time we did it all for free and it was packed so that was amazing. Then we’ve supported The Clone Roses in the actual O2 Academy downstairs and we thought there was going to be about five people there to watch us, but it was rammed, there were hundreds of people there and after we played a song the cheer that we got was quite surprising. At the moment we’re enjoying playing the supporting gigs, we supported Red Faces the other week and afterwards our following just increased loads over a weekend.

What would you say is your biggest achievement so far?

Probably packing out the O2 Academy gig because that was our own headline gig and just getting gigs in general, when we get to support bands much bigger than us that’s always an achievement. Getting a gig is always pretty cool, it always gets your music out somewhere new. 

What’s your dream for the future of the band?

To play further, keep going, spread around, different cities, different towns wherever it is, keep playing, keep writing music: expand.

What’s your guilty pleasure song?

This is hard because you probably don’t want to admit it.

I Love Michael Bublé.

I’m a big P!NK fan it’s just the harmonies are really good.

I grew up listening to Rush

Smooth radio – any 80s classic.

I like Olly Murs!

Finally, What’s one thing on your bucket list?

We want to sell out somewhere within a week, that’d be cool and to write a full album, be in the studio day and night until we’re all done. That’d be a class thing to do, put in millions of hours working on new stuff.

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