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.