We here at Underscore Part 3 HQ are like most of the UK are scratching our heads at what on earth to do in this weird and not wonderful world we’ve found ourselves thrown into. Well considering we’re always chatting shit to the best acts on the sea of global indie we decided to use this to our advantage and get a plethora of acts to give us some lockdown tips! After a wonderful live set for our #STAYHOME Sessions we had a chat with Sam Richardson to see how lockdown life is treating him.

Hey Sam, we hope you are doing ok during lock down! 

Recently Off the Record did a piece asking people for their top 3 isolation albums, could we ask yours? One classic, one newish and one curve ball?

CLASSIC – The Rising – Bruce Springsteen (Released in a time of crisis, post-9/11 and build up to middle east war)

NEWISH – Born and Raised – John Mayer (Capturing the sound of a classic Laurel Canyon record, very sparse and peaceful)

CURVE BALL – Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves (Not very often you’ll find musicians from every genre lavishing praise on the Grammy – Album of The Year)

What’s your current favourite series/TV show you’re binging?

Me and my girlfriend watched all of Queer Eye in lockdown – Those guys bring happiness and confidence to so many people – Love it!

What is the first thing you’ll do after lockdown is lifted?

Go for a pint at The Taphouse in St Agnes!

What is your favourite snacky snack for quarantine?

Been all over the chocolate digestives (And beer)

What are your top tips for staying sane during isolation?

Keep thinking about the end of lockdown and eventually the cure for Covid 19, can’t wait hug my Gran!

If you could go to any gig tonight who would be on the line up?

Mr Springsteen with support from John Mayer and Sam Richardson and The Renegades (is that allowed hahaha?)

A lot of acts are doing lots of digital things to entertain their fans, have you done anything yet or do you have any plans? What are/were they?

You lovely guys at Underscore Part 3 had me on for a live session and I’ve recorded a few for my good friends at PandaFest and Boardmasters.

What’s in store for you/the band once life goes back to normal?

We had some killer festival slots, supports and headline gigs this summer which are now sadly not going ahead, hopefully we can get these re-scheduled and crack on in 2021!

Thanks so much for getting involved in Underscore Part 3’s Quarantine Q&A!

Words – Hannah Elizabeth @hannah_elizabethphoto