High 5, with Will And The People

Brighton four-piece Will And The People visit The Mash House in Edinburgh on Sunday (December 6).

Consisting of frontman Will Rendle, his brother Jamie Rendle on bass, keyboard player Jim Ralphs and drummer Charlie Harman, the band released new album Past The Point Of No Return in late November.

The album was self produced and recorded at The Libertines’ The Albion Rooms over the course of a week.

Likened to The Police and The Specials, they play a danceable mix of reggae, ska and punk – and live, they are a force to be reckoned with.

“We’re a group of people completely committed to what we do – but even after ten years we’re still inspired by the idea of finding a true voice,” says singer Will Rendle.

“We work really fucking hard at what we do. We cry and we shout and we scream and we laugh, we do everything around our music – it’s all about being as honest as we can.”

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh, we caught up with the band for a quick High 5.


Favourite album

Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death


Favourite single

Seventeen Going Under – Sam Fender


Favourite film

Get Back – The Beatles Documentary


Favourite gig

Radiohead – Victoria Park 2008 (In Rainbows tour, they also played ‘Creep’ for the first time in 10 years!)


Favourite book

The Music Lesson – Victor Wooten

Will & The People, The Mash House, Guthrie Street, Sunday 5 December, doors 7pm, tickets here

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