Interview by Maddie Sensibile.
Maddie: Hey! How has your headline tour of the U.S. been treating you so far?
Harry: It's been fantastic, you know. I love going around the U.S.
Maddie: Your debut album, In Love, came out earlier this year, but just came out stateside. What were some of your main influences making the record, musically, or even non-musically?
Harry: Everything. I don't know really. Musically, just everything you'd ever like. We were just doing what we wanted to do, and we'd never made a record before. It was more about just doing it and making a record and writing songs. I guess we were influenced by the opportunity to do it.
Maddie: I know you've recently acquired a double necked Gibson SG, and I've read your tweets about looking for vintage guitar specialists. Is there one guitarist that really got you to become a guitar enthusiast, and eventually led you to playing music?
Harry: Guitarists... Jimmy Page was always my favorite. He's just, the one.
Maddie: Yes, he's everything.
Harry: Yeah, he's brilliant.
Maddie: Speaking of that, what was one of the first gigs you ever went to that you knew sealed the deal early on?
Harry: I don't know really! I went to my dad's band quite a lot. He was a drummer in a covers band, and he played like weddings and stuff. I used to go to those, and I guess that's kind of it, really. Seeing a band, when I was like two years old, was quite cool. It's what I wanted to do when I was really young.
Maddie: Aside from having incredible guitars, you're always dressed excellently on stage. What is the best piece of clothing you've ever worn on stage?
Harry: I just bought a like, I don't know what you'd call it - it's almost like a catsuit. It's made of like, velour, and it's dark, dark red, almost black. It's kind of what Catwoman would wear, I guess. I've got that. I don't remember where I bought it actually. It's very good.
Maddie: You should wear it on Halloween.
Harry: Yes, I will.
Maddie: Now, let's chat about tour. What do you guys put on your tour rider? Anything we wouldn't expect?
Harry: We don't actually put anything on it. We just say Whatever.
Maddie: You're very easy.
Harry: Yeah, we can't bother to write it, really. We used to have one, for Christmas, we used to ask for loads of stupid stuff, but now we just ask for whatever.
Maddie: What's the best city you've visited on this tour? Any place you'd really dig returning to?
Harry: I always like going to Portland. We didn't actually play there, but we did stop there. I know it's not in the States, but Vancouver was really fun.
Maddie: What music have you been listening to lately that you just can't stop listening to?
Harry: Queen, A Day At The Races. It's quite good. I've been writing new stuff, so I've been listening to myself, which is lame. Dom's [Peace's drummer] been listening to something awfully psychedelic. Dom's always got something terribly psychedelic from like, Budapest.
Maddie: Lastly, is there any song, new or old, that you wish you could've written the lyrics and music to?
Harry: I heard the demo of Lou Reed's "Walk On The Wild Side," and I was like, awesome. You know I've just been reminded of that 'cause he cocked it. I was thinking about that, when I heard [about his passing]. I was like, he wrote some songs that I really wish that I could've written.