Clearlake - Interviewed


Clearlake Interview
Contact Music caught up with Clearlake front man, Jason Pegg, and guitarist Sam Hewitt

Contact Music caught up with Clearlake front man, Jason Pegg, and guitarist Sam Hewitt at a bar in London's trendy Hoxton.

Despite a frantic morning, which has seen them play a live set for Radio 6, and their van, break down in the city's red zone they are in good spirits. Pegg very frail with a wisp of blonde beard, alternates between wry and wide eyed, and Hewitt his round face beaming sunshine is enthusiasm and wit.

We chat amiably about, the success they've had since debut release, 'Lido' and the pressure placed on them by some when recording the majestic follow up, 'Cedars'. Storm clouds gather, when they talk about drummer, James Butcher, who very recently quit the band, the pain still fresh, but pleasant vistas return when they speak of their ambition, to make a record, which proves, truly timeless and enduring. With 'Cedars', they may already have achieved that.

Contact Music: How are you enjoying London?

Jason Pegg: We haven't been here for a while; it's a bit stinky and really quick. We did this Radio 6 thing before we had really woken up, and it was live, which is the first time we've done anything like that.

CM: How did it go?

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