The energetic Indie Rock band from Nottingham bring their own pack of playing cards to the table. With an eclectic amalgamation of six different genres, they bring a well-received style of music wherever they play. The band is made up by Sam Plenty (Frontman), Josh King (Rhythm Guitarist), Ryan Wilson (Lead Guitarist), Jack Boylan (Bass Guitarist), James Wells (Keyboards/Synth) and Nathan Fox (Drums/Percussion).
With a number of high profile gigs and UK Supporting tours under their belts, this is a band that’s clearly going places, helped by a style and sounds all of their own. Their stage presence is like no other irrespective of where they play, from small and intimate venues, to the electric crowds of the UK’s O2 Academies. With an ever growing fan base, and a standard of originals growing in leaps and bounds, these guys are certainly ones to watch.
We got a chance to ask some questions to Josh, here’s what he had to say.
How did you meet?
“The band has recently had new members join, Josh and Sam have been in the band from the beginning, James originally joined the band on bass guitar, but because he’s a musical genius he’s now on keys. Foxy is still smashing the drums. Foxy and Sam use to have the same drum teacher and knew each other through that avenue. The newest faces to the band are Jack and Ryan. Jack use to be in a band called The Tangents who were based in and around Nottingham, when they split, we were happy to steal him. Ryan and Foxy use to be in previous band. Ryan came to watch us play at Rescue Room (paid for the pleasure) and the rest is history”.
Who were your musical influences growing up?
“We’ve all had lots of different influences growing up, from Metallica, Jamiroquai to Artic Monkeys and Catfish and the Bottlemen. At the moment, we are all listening to all sorts of stuff, Jack’s really enjoying listening to The Big Moon”.
What made you want to join a band?
“We didn’t want to die virgins”.
You have a new single out called ‘The Tide’ can you tell us a bit about it?
“The Tide is part one of what is to come. We have had a long time away from the studio sorting out our band line up, once that was sorted, we started to write together. The Tide was the first song we really got excited about. It’s about lots of things really, it’s about people and situations not exactly turning out how you wanted and things not going to plan but having the ability to bounce back when faced against things going wrong”.
Describe your music in three words.
“Infectious, loud, explosive”
What do you think makes For The Girl stand out from other bands?
“We are six idiots put together because no one else wanted us. We never try to be something that we are not. We make music we are proud od and we have the best time ever doing it”.
What are your plans for the rest of 2020?
“Well the world has gone mad, so we have had to postpone out UK tour which we are gutted about. We do have a special hometown show on October 16th at Canvas in Mansfield. We also have part two and three coming and hopefully we will be able to get back into the studio as well”.
If For The Girl has to be remembered for one thing apart from the music what would you like it to be?
“We were the band to see if deodorant cans were actually ‘highly flammable’”.
By Siân Parker