Interview: Little Night Terrors

Little Night TerrorsLeicester trio Little Night Terrors bear an uncanny resemblance to early era Duran Duran and take their inspiration from Hunter S Thompson books and the obsolete cassette tape format.

The three-piece, comprised of brothers Andrew and James Stone and self-confessed madman Dan Holyoak, have been tirelessly writing, recording and gigging over the last two years, honing their grungy, guitar-heavy pop music.

After recording stints with Arctic Monkeys producer Alan Smyth and Cam Blackwood (Florence + The Machine/The Horrors), the band released the Fangs and Witches EPs back in 2011 to a warm reception.

They were followed by last year’s singles Young Lion and Pocket Rocket which saw the band enter the iTunes alternative chart and hear their songs played during the Formula One coverage.

They’ve subsequently sold out Leicester’s O2 Academy at chaotic hometown gig and played shows with the likes of The Vaccines and fellow emerging talent 1975.

We caught up with them before their appearance at the recent Almost Famous showcase to hear about their raucous live shows and why their favourite noise is the sound of a large salmon slapping a face…