Clawing their way out of the grim ‘up North’, Bandit is a lively 4-piece indie-rock band with up-beat tunes ready to make the crowd move. Drawing inspiration from iconic bands such as Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, The Strokes and Cage the Elephant, Bandit tells tales of nights out, love, loss, and desperation. Bandit captures the essence of Saturday night and the hangover of Sunday morning.
Formed at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Bandit have always been very clear as to the sound they wanted their band to have and the end result is almost a ‘greatest hits’ of UK and American indie-rock. Now based in Liverpool, coming from Preston (or as they refer to it, ‘De-Preston’!), their small-town frustrations have been allowed to explode out of them since their exposure to the bright lights of the city, their tales of boozy nights out and hangover mornings regularly finding their way into their lyrics.
Head Bandit, Nat explains the story behind their latest single:
“I’d Try Anything Twice is about exactly what it says in the title. It’s about heartbreak, drugs, and all the bad decisions about being young, reckless and naive. However, it’s got a strong underlying romantic tale – it’s about looking at the girl you like across a smoke-filled Heebie Jeebies and wanting to throw every bit of your heart into it, coz that’s what you’ve gotta do when you’re in love with someone. It’s about being either hopelessly romantic or stupidly naïve. It’s about the moment not the memories, bad friends and good enemies and life remembering me. It’s about being in love”