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A Q&A with not your typical promoter – FanClub

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Promoter FanClub are bringing Australian alt-rock trio – Camp Cope – to Metronome on Thursday 26 September. We caught up with them for a Q&A ahead of the band’s performance about what makes FanClub different as a promoter…

Could you tell us a bit about why you set up FanClub?

Fan Club is a reaction to the prevalence of event line-ups dominated by men that we as female music fans were attending. Even when on a night out at clubs or bars, it’s easy to count the number of women artists played on one hand.

The realisation came after attending a festival together, at the end of which we realised that we hadn’t seen a woman on-stage all day. We also love going out dancing, but it’s hard doing that when we’d have to balance that need with the risk of harassment, or having to fight for our own space without unwanted attention or interaction. We decided that enough was enough, and we wanted to create a space in Nottingham, where everyone could be free to dance, drink, be themselves, without those fears.

What are your last three most recent listens on Spotify?

Kaylea – Metronomy, The Spook School, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Francesca – Proper, Future Teens & Martha

Rachel – Jenny Owen Youngs, Mitski, Pup

What is your favourite music video?

Kaylea – Robyn – Call Your Girlfriend

Francesca – Personal Best’s new video for Love letter is so cool

Rachel – Childish Gambino – This is America

What is a band that took you a while to get into but now you love?

Kaylea – Laura Stevenson – I only really got into her music in an obsessive way after I saw her play JT Soar – she’s amazing.

Francesca – Chvrches

Rachel – There are a couple of bands that I liked but only really fell in love with after seeing them live- Any Other and Slingshot Dakota are great examples of that

If you were having a party which song would 100% make the playlist?

Kaylea – Carly Rae Jepson – Cut to the Feeling

Francesca – Cher – Believe

Rachel – Christina Aguilera ft. Lil Kim- Can’t Hold Us Down

FanClub present Camp Cope, who will play at Metronome on Thursday 26 September to play their first ever Nottingham show.