Have you heard of York’s busking three piece hoping to take the music world by storm? Music heads of Britain, hats off to Everlate. The regular Yorkshire buskers plan to release their debut EP in June after attracting a promising online and street following with their three part harmonies. After regular slots in London, headline shows in local favourite Fibbers, features on soap favourite Hollyoaks and even a 'Superbowl style' half time show at Bradford Bulls stadium, the boys will be back on tour this summer playing numerous festivals nationwide. Andy Doonan, Si Humphries and James Rodgers put down their guitars and pick up their hats to talk to Third Outing.
3rd: So tell me about the story of Everlate?
Everlate: Everlate became Everlate around last January following as a result of being the Andy Doonan band. We all love music and we can't wait to start playing some big venues this year.
3rd: What festivals will you be playing in the summer?
Everlate: We're hoping to play most of the smaller festivals up north including Galtres Festival and Triumph festival where we played last year. That and also Lodestar down south means we can hopefully turn it into a mini tour.
3rd: For me Everlate always seemed a bit of a hybrid, coming from groups such as the Andy Doonan Band and also These City Walls. James you were a singer/guitarist before this project?
Everlate: Turning from guitar to bass was a no brainer to be honest. I was playing guitar for my old band and happened to attend one of Andy’s gigs as a guest and was blown away by the vocal talent and made it my mission to do anything to become a part of it. So moving myself to bass felt like the only option. I quite enjoy it now and it gives me a lot more time to mince about the stage like a diva instead of being in deep concentration playing guitar.
3rd: So is the recording process different compared to the former projects. You must be York’s most famous busking trio?
Everlate: The recording process has been really fun so far. It’s satisfying to be able to hear your music coming alive in the studio when you've busked and gigged it for so long. It's also nice to be able to hear the music you've written at the press of a button rather than having to get the three of you together every time you want to hear your songs.
3rd: So for the people who don’t know your music it yet, describe it to us?
Everlate: A lot of people seem to be comparing us to a mixture of bands like Snow Patrol, Coldplay and U2 because of the big sounding songs;Stereophonics gets mentioned a fair bit too. The obvious one for us is with Mumford & Sons because of our harmonies.
3rd: How do you describe the music scene in York then?
Everlate: The music scene in York is fairly non-existent to be honest. A few years ago it felt really vibrant and fresh but a lot of talent is coming from other places now like Manchester or Sheffield. York is waiting for its next big thing still, maybe that will be us.
3rd: Finally boys, what’s your desert island drink?
Everlate: Our desert island drink would have to be Dr.Pepper. Every time, pretty sure if you cut into us Dr Pepper would pour out. Love it. (Third Outing suggests you add a drop of whisky, boys)!
Watch Everlate's live cover of Bon Iver's 'Skinny Love' recorded in Whitby below: