Lacuna Bloome are the real deal. The effervescent Brighton foursome have youthful exuberance in abundance and make 90s-indebted guitar-pop anthems that put a fresh spin on the distinctive sound of Britpop.

With the quartet set to support Ed The Dog for our first Hidden Herd Presents: SPTLGHT show at Green Door Store on Friday 8th February, we had a quick chat with the band to get to know them a little better.

How would you describe Lacuna Bloome to a stranger?

“If The Stone Roses and Oasis had a love child.”

Who are the biggest influences on your sound and why?

“Music from 90s Madchester, as well as bands like Wolf Alice and JAWS.”

What was the best gig you’ve played so far?

“Probably Isle of Wight Festival. It was the first festival we’ve played and it was in a tent, so we felt cool.”

You’re based in Brighton – what’s your local music scene like?

“It’s crazy! So many different genres of music in one area. I’d say it’s less of a scene, more of a cocktail. We’d go for a Mojito.”

Who are the THREE other new artists we should listen to right now and why?

“Voodoo and the Crypts – they’re the absolute boys and make music that sounds right from the 90s.

Currls – amazing garage rock with an incredible soul-like voice, have to see them live!

Gaffa Tape Sandy – we love these guys and their EP fuelled our car journeys on tour, whilst crammed into Sam’s family car.”

And finally, what does 2019 hold for Lacuna Bloome?

“More music and more touring (hopefully)!”

Lacuna Bloome will play Hidden Herd Presents: SPTLGHT at Green Door Store on Friday 8th February in Brighton alongside Ed The Dog, Safe To Swim and Talk Show. Tickets are available via DICE.