Beth Lowen, AKA the indie musician LION, released her debut self-titled EP only last month. LOCK spoke to LION to discuss the EP and more.
Describe your EP in five words..
The beginning of my stories.
What was the inspiration for the track ‘Oh No’?
It’s about the day I met my best friend. We ended up cycling around the New Forest at stupid hours of the morning. We’ve been inseparable ever since.
Who influences your sound the most and why?
I wouldn’t say there’s anyone in particular. More like a massive mix of different bands and singers. I grew up listening to a lot of Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, ELO etc. but I also listen to a bunch of different music that inspires me; Radiohead, Bon Iver, Alabama Shakes. The list goes on!
You’ve been on tour recently. Is there anything you can’t tour without?
Dr Nelsons throat steamer and my awesome tea flask. Very rock and roll…
What was your most memorable experience playing with The Vaccines? Did they give you any stage tips?
I was so nervous! I played their show in Bournemouth which is pretty much my home town, and the last time I played that venue was when I was 14 in a little talent competition, so it was so weird being back there supporting such a big band that I’ve listened to for years!
What was it like performing at Latitude Festival? Were you introduced to anyone you’ve been wanting to meet backstage?
Latitude was beautiful! I couldn’t believe the turnout. I only expected there to be about 20 people watching me but the tent was completely full. I never even ended up backstage. I was having way too much fun running around and watching amazing bands.
In mid-September Oh No was Track of The Week on BBC Radio One, what was it like to hear your song on the radio? Where were you when you got the news?
I never actually heard it myself but I knew when it was playing as my phone would go mad, It was crazy. I was driving down to the coast at the time I found out and almost crashed!
What can fans expect from you in the future?
A lot more music and loads more shows!
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