Marigolds are a 4 piece indie rock band from Norwich consisting of Joe Maguire (Guitar/Vocals), Davey Perkins (Guitar/Vocals), Tom Goulding (Bass) and Owen Fuller (Drums/Vocals) – watch the video for their latest single ‘Chamomile’ below:
I did a quick Q&A with Owen from the band:
What’s the story behind your band name?
There’s a local legend in Norwich about this guy who would stand about directing traffic with a pair of marigold gloves on. Sadly it’s not as interesting as that, just came out from a brain storm and fitted the vibe we were going from. It’s inspiration was from a Promise Ring song.
What is your favourite venue and why?
There’s a place in the city which is an old church, renovated to be a music venue. It’s such a great place to play, the high ceilings and big rooms are such a nice change of pace to the usual cramped walls. Also has some great lighting.
What is the best gig you have had so far?
We supported Spring King (the night after they were on Jools Holland, so we were pretty star struck) and Get Inuit once. It was an insane show and was really humbling to see these guys put on such a great show on the same stage as us, was a sold out venue as well so we’re pretty chuffed with that one.
If you had to describe your own sound what would you say?
It’s like someone shoved indie, surf, emo, and pop punk into a washing machine and let it mix on 40 degrees for 5 hours.
Listen to the band’s ‘Asleep In The Sun’ EP below and follow them on Twitter here.