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Graham Clark
Features Writer
10:00 PM 8th March 2020

Interview With New Hope Club

New Hope Club are a 3 piece pop band whose debut album reached Number 5 in the UK album charts in February. They have toured with The Vamps last year and are going out on their own headline tour in the spring.

I talked to Reece Bibby from the band who comes from Accrington, about the new album and tour.

Are you excited about the release of your debut album?
Very much so, we have been working on the album for a long time now. We have all grown together as a band over these past few years, sharing hotel rooms, travelling on planes and writing songs together. It's good too for our fans who have waited a while for the album to be released.

You are going out on your own tour soon?
We are which we are very excited about. We are very passionate about what we do, I like going to concerts too when I can. I like bands that you might not associate with New Hope Club such as Catfish and the Bottlemen. I grew up listening to groups such as The Courteeners, I saw them at Heaton Park in Manchester and they were great. I like The Vacinees too, I'm good friends with Justin from the band.

What do you do when not working?
It's a full time job doing this and we don't really get much time off but when we do get any time off I like to watch Blackburn Rovers.

Do your fans give you any odd presents?
We tend to get some very good drawings and art work, they are a very talented bunch.

What can we expect from the tour?
You will hear all the songs from the new album plus a few surprises. It is a dream come true doing what we do and we never take any of it for granted. It's great though to come back home when I'm off tour, I don't want to leave the house! We are playing some big venues in London and Manchester on the tour and it will be good to headline those venues. We might have played then before with The Vamps but to play then as a headline act is something else.

New Hope Club play Manchester Ritz on 14 April 2020

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