Brighton-based Lacuna Bloome ooze youthfulness, channeling indie-pop royalty with exhilarating guitar-pop that glimmers and sparkles. With the quartet set to bring their exuberant live show to Hidden Herd Presents: Saltwater Sun on Friday 14th September at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, we spoke to frontman Niall Logue about their brand-spanking new video ‘I Am’ and more.

‘I AM’ is a guitar-pop delight. How did the track come about?

“Thanks! I was walking in the wind and rain one day and the song just came to me. It’s about being who you want to be and being happy with who you are, not caring about what other people think. I showed it to Sam and he added the psychedelic ending, which took the song in a different direction.”

How did Lacuna Bloome start out?

“Sam and I moved down to Brighton and wanted to start a band. We were in a band together back home in London, and so that was our main goal as soon as we got down there. Brighton was the perfect place to meet new band members!”

What inspired your name?

“It was a bit of a compromise of a name to be honest, but we’re really happy with the outcome! I was pushing for using the word Lacuna, and Sam wanted to call the band Bloome. It got to our very first gig and we still didn’t have a name, so we just stuck the two together! As a pair the name means absolutely nothing!”

Who are the Top 5 biggest influences on your sound right now?

“The Stone Roses, The Cure, Wolf Alice, Oasis and DMA’s.”

Any other new artists you have played with and would recommend?

“Vinyl Staircase!”

And finally, what does the future hold for Lacuna Bloome?

“Hopefully just to keep doing what we’re doing, play bigger stages, and reaching a wider audience! We’re going on our first proper national tour later this year with Trampolene and The Surrenders for Metropolis Music + This Feeling’s ‘Alive Tour’. We cannot wait.”

Lacuna Bloome will play Hidden Herd Presents: Saltwater Sun on Friday 14th September at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar in Brighton. Tickets are available via DICE.