Red Bull Studios X Download – Interview with Bentley Park

Potted history of the band…

We formed from a previous band in York, all left for uni, all quit uni and pursued Bentley park, whilst spread across the North of the UK.

Mission statement of the band?

Nap all day, Sleep all night, party never. We are so far from achieving this.

Dream collaboration?

The cast of moulin rouge, it’s regularly rehearsed in the van.

Stage you’d most like to play?

Download and Leeds/Reading, as we grew up going to these festivals, and Warped Tour US.

Recently played on your iPods?

Name and shame:

The Neighbourhood – Let It Go
Structures –

Crown the Empire – Makeshift chemistry
Route 94 – My love

Our last night – Oak Island
Mumford and Sons – Dust Bowl Dance

Natives – Can’t Say No
Tangled – I see the light

Paramore – Born For This
The Raccoons theme tune

Song that changed your life or made you want to go into music…

We all have individual influence that got us into music, but Deaf Havana’s Fools and Worthless Liars kick started Bentley Park.

Favourite lyric (by another artist)?

‘Im not promising anything but I’ll try to try get a job instead of watching TV all the time. But we both know, the best thing since sliced bread is two pints of lager and a packet of crisps.’ – Lower than Atlantis

Best lyric from one your songs?

‘The whole room is grasping your ankles, demeanour so thankful for gracing this place with your face.’ – All the Fists in the World Won’t Save You Now.

Who would you most like to tour with and why?

John Williams and the London symphony orchestra.

Most likely headline to accompany a story about your band..

B//P mistakenly blamed for the North Sea oil spill.

Least likely headline……

Bentley Park give honest, serious interview

Sum up your sound in one sentence…

Generic rock porridge.

An interesting fact about each member….

James and Oscar did a 3 month long drug trial for HIV to pay their share towards Bentley Park’s first EP.

Edds is operating lights for Snoop Dogg and others at this year’s Parklife Festival.

Iain has survived 6 heart attacks.

Elliott has abnormally small balls. ‘Although I’ve never really compared them to anyone else’s’

Dream rider requests….

Cheese board and lots of red wine.

If we play download we will (finish the sentence)

Try not wake up in the medical tent/the bins/someone else’s tent/toilets, like we have done in previous years.

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