Day 3 started off in the Bestival fantasy-themed press tent where we gulped down more Red Bull's than humanely allowed and talked to a bunch of new artists including Everything Everything and Eliza Doolittle.
In the afternoon, I met up with Oxford's proud folkers Stornoway who have been tagged as the next Mumford & Sons. I think that's hilarious because I interviewed Mumford last year in London for an On the Radar profile and already there's new bands being compared to them. What I can vouch for is that both bands share a similar sharp wit and dead panned humour that I'm a major sucker for.
Before our interview, we set up in the adventure park for an acoustic version of their single, Zorbing. 1 take and it was beautiful. We then made our way to, what we joked as, the biggest ride in all of Great Britain- it was a kid's swing boat. The gentlemen that the Stornoway boys are brought along pitchers of Pimm's. After several near vomit attacks during the interview (drinking Pimm's while the boat slowly sways up and down for 20 minutes is probably not recommended), we escaped the boat ride unharmed.
Later in the evening, I went by to see Brooklyn's Here We Go Magic and took Mike and Peter to Blacksheep for a lil brew tasting. I'm not a huge beer drinker, so I wasn't sure how good of an evaluator of brews I was going to be. The lovely manager at Blacksheep, Annie, was super helpful and took us through Isle of Wight's most popular brews, which we all tasted/knocked back. The three of us decided that Goddard's Fuggle Dee Dum was the clear winner. There's just something about Isle of Wight's sincere quaintness and retro vibe that you can't help but fall in love with.
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