SXSW 2016 Interview: Banners

By on Monday, 28th March 2016 at 1:00 pm
 

Liverpudlian Mike Nelson, aka pop singer/songwriter Banners, made his Austin debut last week, playing a series of shows at SXSW 2016. Wowing crowds with his engaging pop songs, the Northerner signed to Island Records’ American stable was a hit across the board.

I feel incredibly lucky to have grabbed him for a chat after a particularly memorable appearance Wednesday afternoon, playing with his band on what ended up being a very crowded stage at the British Music Embassy at Latitude 30. Since getting signed to Island, he’s moved to our side of the pond to Toronto to concentrate on his career and we discuss his move, along with what it’s like to play in a band with his friends. Have a listen below.

For more coverage on TGTF on Banners, including the wonderful self-titled EP he released earlier this year, go here. You can watch the promo video for his song ‘Ghosts’ below.

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