IN CONVERSATION WITH: The Cosmics
WORDS BY HANNAH TINKER
Brummy souls, The Cosmics have graced stage at the likes of Kendal Calling, Reading, Isle Of Wight and the iconic BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury. A family set up, this three-piece are on the edge of becoming a household name within the garage punk scene. In early September we managed to grab the trio just as they came off the stage at Manchester Psych Fest’s stage at Soup Kitchen. Post-gig and enthused, the youngsters were electric with aspiration and frivolity.
With a lineup that consists of twins Danny (drums) and Conor (guitar) alongside their cousin Erin on vocals and bass, it’s a harmonious union no less with a passion for their native Birmingham: “Manchester’s cool but we know Birmingham – Birmingham’s home.” They’re not new to Manchester though, as they reel off a list as long as your arm of Mancunian venues they’ve conquered, including Jimmy’s, Band On The Wall and Night & Day, amongst others.
Highlights though do surpass their flying visits to major cities, with the group having played the worlds biggest festival back in 2017. “Glastonbury was amazing – getting that email was unreal” but ever humble they also see every experience as a highlight. pushing them ever forward in their ambitions to go intergalactic (sorry).
A massive feat for the fledgling act was a support slot alongside LA natives Starcrawler at Birmingham’s O2 Academy back in June, which saw them thrust into the blood-lacquered limelight ahead of front woman Arrow De Wilde. “She did things I didn’t think were legal in venues – she threw her mic stand into the audience! I was so scared – but it was incredible” they all mention applauding the dedication that comes from the act that have a clear dedication to their act. Although there are no plans to stretch themselves to the kind of spectacle that Starcrawler put on, The Cosmics are keen to consistently keep playing – fitting as 2019 sees their first EP being released into the atmosphere. More is yet to come from this act with plenty left in their lungs.
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