Last Tuesday, LSRadio had a chat with the ultra-talented Mike Watson after his performance at the Liverpool Guild of students just as his Coffee House Sessions were coming to an end. Performing at 20 different venues all around the country in just 10 days, London-based Mike mentioned the tiring early starts but also how he loved to see the crowd’s reactions to his new material.
Right from the start I could tell Mike was a humble artist, making for a really easy-going and genuine conversation. Chatting about the tour itself he spoke of the relentless travelling, sometimes gigging in 2-3 spots a day, where his performance consisted of just him and his acoustic guitar. He delivered a mix of sing-along covers and a few originals, providing a chance to perform new songs ahead of his EP being released in (hopefully) March/April next year.
Mike very recently released his first single as a solo artist- ‘Lying for love’ which already has 100k streams on Spotify- half of which he says are all from his mum. When asked about his writing process, he stated that this song in particular had stemmed from his personal experiences. However, he also talked about how he enjoys writing from other people’s perspectives. Mike disclosed that some songs can span from 10 minutes to 6 months to write. All in all, he revealed we can expect some ‘bangers’ in his upcoming EP.
Previously coming from a 5-piece pop band, Mike expressed his love for the freedom that comes with being a solo artist, whilst also confessing that when in the vocal booth, he records in the dark!
Listen to the full interview below where you can hear Mike reflecting on the surreal moment he was asked to support Maroon 5, as part of their European tour. His early pop band success in Japan, recording his new music video in his hometown Manchester (with the weather nearly ruining it!) What his plans are for 2018, and most importantly National curry week where we divulge in to his typical takeout order.
There will be more from Mike Watson very soon, keep an eye out!
Listen to the interview here: https://www.mixcloud.com/LSRadio/mike-watson-coffee-house-session-101017/
Check out his new single ‘Lying for love’ on Spotify & Apple Music and give his social media a follow…
Music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btpqftlITrs&feature=youtu.be
Coffee House Sessions brings a new artist to the Courtyard at the Guild every Monday at 2pm!