Area 52 Band

Oh to be young again. I'm talking about the age where (in the words of Dylan Moran) you can go out and drink battery acid all night, wake up and have a fight.

That's the sort of age Area 52 are at, a five piece outfit from Reading who, may not be crazy about the whole drinking battery acid thing, but can certainly write a catchy pop tune.



With support from BBC Introducing and Huw Stephens and having appeared at the Reading and Leeds festivals ALREADY, this is a band who are wasting no time making things happen.

They were kind enough to answer the now infamous "Introducing" questionnaire, which revealed the bands love for photography, Wolf Alice and inspirational quotes (well four out of five of them ain't bad).

Check out their answers below!

1. What is your favourite album and why? 

As a band our favourite recent album is Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool. The production is sick and the songs are really catchy.

2. What is your least favourite album and why? 

We don't have one, that's harsh.

3. What made you start making music together? 

Two and a half years ago we went to a music club in Reading, met there and started making music. We liked how it sounded and had a lot of fun together so we wanted to continue.

4. Right now, what are you most looking forward to? 

Playing gigs in the Spring and Summer to go with our EP! We haven't gigged in ages.

5. Favourite swear word? 

Rose: Fuck
George: Dinky
Katie: Knobhead
Max: Shit
Cat: Dickhead

6. Do you have a favourite inspirational Quote? 

George - No but I'm sure the girls have plenty of cheesy quotes... 
Rose - "What matters is to know what you want and to pursue it" - Patti Smith 
Katie - Do, or do not. There is no try – Yoda 
Cat - I’m not a woman. I’m a force of nature. - Courtney Love 
Max - So Garth, would you like to have dinner some night?

7. Do you have a favourite Kanye West Quote?

"I'm too busy writing history to read it"

8. If you weren't in a band, what profession would you like to attempt and why?


Rose - Photographer, I do a lot of it whenever I can and I really love it. 
Katie - Probably a librarian, I like reading and they probably wouldn't fine you if you took one back late. 
Cat – Maybe somewhere in the psychology field, probably focusing on mental disorders and how to treat them with therapy and conditioning. 
George - I think I'd be a music photographer because I love live music and photographing bands. 
Max - I don´t know I can only play the drums.

9. What profession would you not like to attempt and why?

Rose - Anything to do with serving food because I´m always dropping shit. 
Katie - A teacher, because then I'd be at school forever. 
Cat – A surgeon because I’m terrified of blood. 
George - A barber or hairdresser because that's so much pressure. 
Max - A bin man, that is grim.

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

Katie - We have free wifi!
 Rose - And free pizza!
 George - Sup G.
 Max - Finally the 2nd God is here.
Cat – Wawaweewa.


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