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  • one.

    WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT SOWERBY BRIDGE?

    “A refreshing beverage is just a stride away”
  • two.

    DESTROY SOMETHING

    “Pencils are important to us but this little bitch, to be quite Blunt* just wasn't Sharp* enough and had to face a fatal hanging in Stationery Square”
  • three.

    WHAT DO YOU REALLY HATE?

    “This man is a twat”
  • four.

    WHAT DO YOU FIND SEXY?

    “Martha from Home & Away - A femme that lights up teatime every night from 6pm (Channel 5)”
  • five.

    WHAT DOES BRITISHNESS MEAN TO YOU?

    “Ah balls, sorry sweetheart!, I keep mistaking your abode for the public house. Do forgive me your honour! - I'm intoxicated”
  • six.

    WHAT DOES YOUR CROWD LOOK LIKE?

    “Really genuine”
  • seven.

    WHAT IS IN YOUR POCKETS?

    “Our earnings from gigs in the last year, a clubcard and some milk - what more do you need?”
  • eight.

    WHAT DO YOU DREAM OF?

    “San Pedro”
  • nine.

    WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH HYSTERICALLY?

    “Ooh Betty!”
  • ten.

    HOW ABOUT A SHOT OF RANDOMNESS?

    “February 2009. Weather conditions = Snow/Hail/2 Degrees. Bright idea @ Pencil's Photoshoot - Spray a hosepipe in ones' face!”
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Interview With The Nice Sharp Pencils

IN THE ASCENDANCY, SEXILY DISTORTED AND IMPULSIVELY BRILLIANT

Interview With The Nice Sharp Pencils

IN THE ASCENDANCY, SEXILY DISTORTED AND IMPULSIVELY BRILLIANT

We have fallen mad-hard in love with the Nice Sharp Pencils which is all a bit weird because we’re not usually into that hombre-on-hombre type stuff. And why? Well firstly, they’re from Yorkshire, like us. Secondly, they have somehow imbibed the spirit of Death From Above, set it on fire, gargled it around, pissed it out on Dinosaur Pile-Up and reclaimed it as their own. Finally (and obviously following our lead) they are very much in the ascendancy, sexily distorted and impulsively brilliant.

The band formed in Sowerby Bridge in 2008, and have already supported Mumford & Sons, Blood Red Shoes, The Bronx and Los Campesinos! with their innovative, stripped-down drum and bass sound. Their debut LP (I Drive 55) will be out mid-March and once it’s finished we’ll have five copies to giveaway through our Facebook and Twitter accounts, so keep your peepers peeled.

In the interim, and before they get swept away under a huge wave of buzz, hype and other uneasy bedfellows, have a look at these pictures they kindly took for us, check out this shit-hot slab of macro-revolution (Oh Shit!), and go and catch their heretical freneticness at a live show soon.