Comforts have yet to release a scrap of music, but are already bossing the live circuit with their razor-sharp indie-pop.
The south coast quartet combine gleaming guitar lines, effervescent energy and contagious choruses, and have already aired their impressive batch of tunes to packed rooms in both Brighton and London.
Ahead of Comforts playing our penultimate Hidden Herd Presents: SPTLGHT show at Green Door Store on Friday 22nd March with Swimming Girls, we touched base with frontman Samuel Dembowicz to get to know the band a little better.
How would you describe Comforts to a stranger?
“I guess you could say we’re a current indie-pop band.”
Who are the biggest influences on your sound and why?
“I (Samuel Dembowicz, guitar/vocals) was bought up on records by The Beach Boys and Buddy Holly, but The Maccabees really got me into writing. Jamie (Thomas, bass) is a big Motown fan, I know Alfie (Webber, drums) loves a bit of Circa Waves and Simon (Metcalfe, guitar) has always been into The Clash and other new wave post-punk bands. There’s something different between us all which works well together.”
What was the best gig you’ve played so far?
“Playing at The Finsbury in north London was such a buzz. Nice to know our first London show went down well, we’ll definitely play there again.”
You’re based in Brighton – what’s your local music scene like?
“There’s literally so much music here. I’m pretty sure everyone you know plays the guitar, so there’s always plenty of shows to get yourself to. We’re very lucky to be here!”
Who are the THREE other new artists we should listen to right now and why?
“Junodream – Their DIY sound is massive!
Weird Milk – Their super influential sound gave us something to aim towards.
Llovers – They’re our mates and proper nice lads.”
And finally, what does 2019 hold for Comforts?
“We’ve been recording songs to be released soon, so keep an eye out!”