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 brilliant live set for our #STAYHOME Sessions we asked Alan of Bellevue Days what life is like for him in lockdown..

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?

Great question tbh, a classic would have to be “Enema” by Blink 182, The Wrecks new one and I guess a curve ball would Mac Millers album “Circle” which is epic.

What’s your current favourite series/TV you’ve been binging?

I’ve been watching A LOT of gossip girl actually, think it’s just quite easy watching. I did all the Netflix classics like Breaking Bad, Stranger Things etc way before lockdown so wanted to find something with a lot of seasons and episodes, and GG is where I found myself.

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

Probably go to the pub with the lads and have a nice cold beer.

What is your favourite snacky snack for quarantine?

I’ve been trying to eat relatively healthy during lockdown. So been snacking on quite a lot of fruit n that. But I always grab myself a big old bag of dry roasted peanuts which sees me through the week.

What are your top tips for staying sane during isolation?

Don’t get to stressed about doing ‘nothing’. It’s okay to chill and watch telly for a few hours if you want. But at the same time try to balance that out by exercising, being creative or productive in some form. Even if that’s just doing a puzzle, which I’ve yet to do.

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

Weezer, Dinosaur Pile Up and The Wrecks, someone get this sorted post lockdown? Cheers.

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?

We’ve been working on some new music which we will hopefully be releasing soon. Me and Joe also hosted 2 pub quiz’s on our insta page which was a good laugh, so we may do another one of them at some point.

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

Record album number 2 and get that out into the world as soon as. Got quite a lot of songs ready to go.

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

Words – Hannah Elizabeth @hannah_elizabethphoto