Loved Ones talk exclusively to Getintothis after they scoop the inaugural GIT Award 2012.
Getintothis: What did you make of the GIT Award 2012 – you must be delighted with taking the first prize?
Nik Glover: ‘We are over the moon.
‘We’re still at a very early stage with our progression, live and on recording, so being recognised for what we’ve done so far is a really nice spur to that.
‘Seeing Matt Thomas and Dave Surridge‘s video for ‘Are You Hiding Out In Hell?‘ on the big screen was a thrill too.’
Loved Ones Nik Glover and Jay Freeman at the GIT AWARD 2012
Getintothis: What message did you think the GIT Award sent out?
Nik Glover: ‘I don’t know about a message – on the day everybody had a great time, everyone was very supportive of each other.
I think it was just a lovely chance for local musicians to get together and show what they could do.’
Loved Ones Ben Shooter performing at the GIT AWARD 2012
Getintothis: What were your highlights from the GIT Award 2012?
Nik Glover: ‘Esco Williams was fantastic, a real showman and someone who I think will do extremely well if he keeps playing shows like that, with so much energy and pure joy for the music that he’s making.
‘Ex-Easter Island Head played an unbelievable set, and Stealing Sheep get better every time I see them. It was a remarkably high standard of live show all around.’
Loved Ones Ben lifts aloft the GIT Award 2012
Getintothis: Thank you so much for your music and good luck for the future – what’s next for you?
Nik Glover: ‘We’re going to have a look at the album we’ve done and change some stuff.
‘We’ve been living with it for a while now and there’s new material I want to put in there to change the flow a bit.
‘We’re also working on another part of our radio serialisation of Olaf Stapledon‘s Last and First Men, and we’re looking at another single release soon.’
Pictures by Marie Hazelwood, Conor McDonnell and Matt Thomas.