Little Night Terrors play Dogma tonightBy Samantha Loveridge
May 09, 2012
Something is about to go bump in the night in Reading as hot new band Little Night Terrors bring their UK tour to the town.
The terrorising trio, brothers James and Andy Stone and friend Dan Holyoak, are coming to Reading tonight to promote their new single Pocket Rocket (Where the Light Is).
The band have already released two EPs, The Fang and Witches, and began working with producer Alan Smyth earlier this year.
Band member James says they “take influences from loads of places, from bands like The Cure, The Who, and some more hip-hop stuff like Kanye West as well”.
“We get influenced by films too, like Dawn of the Dead,” he says.
Pocket Rocket is the product of the boys’ newest relationship with producer Alan Smyth, of Arctic Monkey and Jarvis Cocker fame. “He’s really into his lyrics,” says James. “He pulls apart the songs, asks you why you’re doing stuff.”
The Terrors’ latest single sounds like a cross between The Clash and the Wombats, with a playful sound and memorable chorus.
“Andy, our singer, came up with the words for Pocket Rocket first,” says James, explaining the process behind the record. “He saw the words somewhere and then he wrote a song that felt like those words.”
The Terrors have big plans for 2012, hoping that Alan Smyth will help give their music the push into mainstream. James hopes they will be able to record their first album by the end of the year, and get in on a few festivals too.
But first, the boys have their Pocket Rocket tour to complete.
“I’ve been looking forward to Reading,” says James. “I mean, we’re doing Reading, then Leeds the next day. I feel like we’re doing the festival in our own way.”