One to Watch artist Lizzie Reid stops by and tells who she’d love to support & more!
What age did you start writing music and with what instrument?
I started writing songs when I was about 14 on guitar. I still remember the first full song I wrote. I do cringe when I think about it but it was quite sweet because I wrote it for my best friend at the time.
Where is your hometown, and give us a reason/fact why we should visit it?
Glasgow is my hometown and you should definitely come for the live music scene. Events like Tenement Trail and Stag and Dagger bring all kinds of musicians and music fans together and bring the city to life!
What encouraged you to want to get into music?
I’ve always had a real love for music but I didn’t think a career in music would be achievable until I took part in a Glasgow Schools’ Project called Behind The Noise. The guys there really helped to build my confidence and made me realise that I could actually do this.
Best venue you’ve ever played and why?
My favourite memories have been in King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut and Saint Luke’s in Glasgow. But I also played a packed Bush Hall in London when I supported Joseph. That was one of my favourite experiences because the crowd were so lovely and the room was beautiful.
One band/artist you’d love to support?
Ahhh this question is so hard. I think it would be the ultimate dream to support Laura Marling because she’s been an inspiration of mine since I was 15. But there are sooo many wonderful artists I would love to support.
What’s the greatest love song ever written?
I think my favourite love song is “Nothing Compares To You”. Although the Sinead O’Connor version is about her mum, I think it is equally, if not more poignant.
The best album that you heard in 2020?
My favourite album released in 2020 was Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers, closely followed by Song For Our Daughter by Laura Marling.
Most underrated band/artist of all time?
Which three artists/bands should we be looking out for? (Musically, not for Criminal Offences)
You should definitely check out Dead Pony, Russell Stewart and Bobby Kakouris.
What do you want to accomplish next as a band/artist?
I’d love to be able to sit back and listen to my full EP once it’s released in its entirety and be like “woooow I can’t believe other people can hear this now”. I also can’t wait to get out again and perform this record live for people.
Bonus Question – Favourite vegetable and why!?
Mushrooms aren’t strictly classified as vegetables but I am going to say mushrooms. They’re cute and I will never forget the first time I had them on a bagel. Oh my lord.