part of NME’s feature on bands that have influenced others careers
James – Gold Mother
That was the first record I ever really got into. That was quite a big moment cos I was quite sheltered up until then musically. When I got to big school, all the sixth form were listening to that sort of thing. I tried getting into loads of what the sixth form were into, but that was the only one that really hit me. I could never really get into The Wedding Present and Curve. I worked on a strawberry farm for a week and I earned about £50, which I spent on that record. I was heavily into James. I had two or three T-shirts! Come Home and How Was It For You? especially. It’s just a classic album. The cover and everything was great. But it was the first issue, not the one with Sit Down on it. I liked them before Sit Down.