Deaf Havana are currently working towards their as-yet-unannounced fourth album; the follow up to 2013’s ‘Old Souls’.
Before all that though, they’re playing Reading & Leeds. “Every time we have played it has been an amazing experience,” says frontman James Veck-Gilodi, “especially last time we played the Radio 1 tent, so knowing we are back in there this year is even more exciting.”
Much of their time onsite is usually “a blur”, be continues – but “the first year we played, we opened the main stage and I threw up in a bush 30 seconds before we went on. That was fun.”
They play Reading later today (Sunday 28th August) on the NME / BBC Radio 1 Stage, alongside Black Foxxes, Basement, Spring King, Tonight Alive, Rat Boy, Savages, The 1975 and more.
The latter band is one they’re especially looking forward to catching up with. “Ross [MacDonald, bass] is a good friend of mine so I assume we will be having a few beers and catching up a bit! But there’s always tonnes of people we know and bump into at Reading so who knows!”
And as for their set, do they have anything special planned? “Not really,” says James. “Just a couple of new songs and the fact that we haven’t really played in a long time.”