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Live at Leeds Q&A: Fossil Collective

Published on April 25th, 2012 | Jonny Abrams

It’s almost time for Live at Leeds 2012 so Rocksucker fired off some carefully considered questions to bands who shall be performing there. Next up, it’s Jonny Hooker from locally based, bittersweet harmony-pop duo Fossil Collective. Check out this slice of loveliness…

“Let It Go” is the lead track from the Let It Go EP, released 11th June by Dirty Hit.

Hello! How are you?


Which other acts are you looking forward to seeing at Live at Leeds?

Really looking forward to seeing Ladyhawke and hearing the new iLiKETRAiNS stuff.

Do you plan to be there for all four days? If so, have you got a decent place to sleep lined up, or are you going to be “roughing it”?

We’re just going the Saturday as we have other touring commitments that weekend. We’ll be hanging out at the Brudenell Social Club which is in the middle of the student area in Leeds; it’s a really great live music venue with a lovely soul, my favourite in Leeds by far.

What’s the single best thing about Leeds?

The best thing about it is its diversity; there are so many different acts in so many different genres. It also has a great heartbeat for live music.

Are you a fan of festival food? Any particular favourites? And what should one steer clear of?

We’re a pretty healthy bunch to be honest and like good food, local and made with love, so we’d choose the small independent healthy option everytime. I generally steer clear of anything that is mechanically separated.

Fossil Collective - Let It Go EP

Will you be taking any of the following with you: hand sanitizer, baby wipes, earplugs, a bum bag, a flashlight, a miniature fan, a pop-up tent, an inflatable mattress and/or pillow, a fold-up chair, a miniature stove, or other (please specify)?

As we’re based in leeds we’ll be sleeping in our own beds. We will however be taking all of these things just in case; we’re very organised.

Do you have any helpful, practical advice for our readers (Live at Leeds-related or otherwise?)

Go see as many of the bands as you can, those you know and those you don’t. I bet you discover a gem.

What else have you got lined up for 2012?

We’re releasing our debut EP Let it Go on the 11th June; it’s a worldwide release. To mark the release we’ll be heading out on our first series of headline shows in the UK too. Dates are up now on our website [and indeed on the image below…]

Live at Leeds 2012 will take place on Friday 4th to Monday 7th of May. For more information about Fossil Collective, please visit


About the Author

Editor of Rocksucker and the website's founder, Jonny is passionate about the music he listens to, both good and bad, as well as interviewing his favourite musicians.