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Interview: The Spook School, Queer-trans-pop-punk band 21 Sep 2015

Who is in the band?
Adam, he plays guitar and jumps really high, Nye, he plays guitar and wears David Bowie t-shirts, Anna, who plays bass and remembers where everyone's capos go, and Niall, who drums and causes a ruckus at the back.

Where are you from?
We're from Edinburgh.

How did you meet?
Adam and Nye already knew each other (due to being siblings) and Niall and Anna were at University together too. We realised we liked each other and did a lot of hanging out in the Forest Cafe basement making noise.

Newest release?
Try to be Hopeful is our new album coming out on October 9th.

Biggest/best/funniest gig?
Pittsburgh in the basement of a garden centre for a bunch of queer kids. Our van broke down meaning we had no instruments. We borrowed some acoustic guitars from people at the show and someone gave Niall some spoons and a washboard for percussion. What looked like being a disaster turned into the most joyous and life-affirming show. It was a really special show.

Any funny stories we should know?
Recently Niall and Anna ended up in Gillingham instead of Bristol for a gig. They got very lost and nearly ended up in Exeter. They changed trains and managed to make it to the show on time. Everyone had a jolly good chuckle. What a funny band story.

Describe your music a little.

What should we expect at your gig?
Noise, songs about gender and sexuality, a drummer who talks too much and wears too few clothes.

What are you most looking forward to about the Lighthouse Late?
Speaking German to everyone. Guten abend Glasgow!

Aside from the late any upcoming tours, releases, band news you’d like us to know!
26 and 27 October we play Banshee Labyrinth for our album launch. Two nights of friends, bands we love and surprises!

Our Lighthouse Late in association with The List is on Friday 9th October. We will have live music from The Spook School, Apache Darling, Supermoon and headlining are FOUND. There will be talks, workshops, short-film screenings, a burlesque and cabaret performer and a craft market. The theme is Berlin.

The night is supported by Blue Moon Craft Beer, Caorunn Gin and Fentimans Tonic and ticket holders receive two complimentary drinks on the night (over 18s only).

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