With Y Not Festival just a few days away, we caught up with Rob from Brooklyn band Augustines before their main stage slot on the Sunday. We fired some questions and here’s what he had to say:
Far Out: It’s Y Not Festival’s 10th Birthday this year, how are you going to celebrate?
Rob Allen: Hopefully by playing a killer show for everyone. Festivals are great for reconnecting with old friends so no doubt there’ll be a few shandy’s being consumed.
FO: What else will you be getting up to over Y Not weekend?
RA: We’ll be at Kendall Calling on Friday and at Edinburgh’s Old Disection Rooms on Saturday.
FO: What was the last piece of music you bought?
RA: I couldn’t even tell you. I use streaming sites for my music now. But if I was to guess, probably Foals.
FO: If you could collaborate with anyone (past or present) during your set this year at Y Not Festival who would it be? And what would you perform?
RA: Jonny Marr is on that day so it’d be super cool to play with him. He’s a massive talent.
FO: If you could only listen to one song for the rest of time what would it be?
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay.
FO: You’re playing just before two legends in their own right: Johnny Marr and Primal Scream this year, is that a daunting thought?
RA: Not at all. We can hold our own. It’ll be good to catch those shows though. I’m looking forward to seeing Jonny Marr.
FO: You’re Mr Blonde in Reservoir Dogs. Who’s in the chair and what song is playing?
RA: My landlord and “Don’t Come Around Here No More” by Tom Petty.
FO: What is the most important event/milestone in music history (in your opinion).
RA: The invention of the Internet.
FO: Who is your ‘one to watch’ this year at Y Not Festival?
RA: Snoop Dogg will tear it up. Saw him at Coachella. Also Honeyblood were good when I saw them the other day.
FO: What’s on the horizon for the next 12 months for Augustines?
RA: After this tour, we will head back to the States and record our 3rd record. We’ll be returning to Europe also for a headlining tour.