Shark Press

We caught up with Newcastle indie pop outfit Lisbon ahead of their appearance at The Tipping Point showcase down at The Great Escape. Here’s what lead guitarist Joe Atkinson had to say:

1.First off, how excited are you guys to be heading down to Brighton for The Great Escape this year and playing our showcase?

We’re absolutely buzzing! Generator have always been such kind supporters of our music and its lovely to be asked to play, we really can’t wait.

2.With Clean Cut Kid headlining, you must be hoping you’ll be in their position this time next year?

Yeah they seem to be doing amazing I keep hearing only good things which is great, we’re not ones to compare ourselves to others to be honest though we just concentrate on what we do and thats it really.

3.Is this your first time performing at The Great Escape? Have you played in Brighton before?

This will be our first time performing at The Great Escape yeah but we’ve played in Brighton before on our last headline tour in January/February at the Hope and Ruin which was absolutely class, we didn’t expect so many people to come as it was the first time we’ve played there but it was pretty much packed and everyone bought some merch after so we must have done something half right… ha.

4.You’ve gained tons of press online recently following the release of your singles ‘Vice’ and ‘Shark’, how happy are you with how they’ve been received?

Honestly we’re all over the moon, the reception has been mental for us and its still growing and getting bigger which is amazing. Its really nice to see it because we’ve dreamed of having reactions like this to our music and when it actually happens its quite weird to see it but its really inspired us which is a great thing.

5.What are your plans for the rest of the year release-wise? Can we expect an EP or debut album?

I can’t give too much away unfortunately but you can definitely expect more music!

6.Why should festival-goers come and see you at TGE? Any surprises planned for the show?

We’ve got loads of surprises for you.. its quite a drastic difference in terms of what we’ve done before live, we’re really excited to get out and show everyone what we’ve been cooking up in our little practice room.

7.Any final words?

Thanks for having us lot, we can’t wait!

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