London-based Mangoseed have just released a positive track about the Windrush generation, which has a significant message. Still Believe is the title, which focuses on love and not hate, so we spoke with Nicholai La Barrie, Karlos Coleman and Richard Hardy about the single and their plans for the year.
TF: You have a new single release, what has the reception been like so far?
It’s been great, lots of love and support and people are connecting to the message.
TF: And you have titled it Still Believe, what is the story behind the title?
The title comes form the chorus of the song, we “I Still Believe in Love in the face of all this Hate”. So it’s saying we can all still believe in despite of all the pain and suffering in out there, we still have each other and can still find each other and hold each other.
TF: And you’re based in London, have you performed up in Scotland before, how do you find the crowd?
No we have never performed in Scotland, where should we play?
TF: Where has been your favourite gig to date?
We were talking about this the other night in rehearsal. We have played in lots of different places and they all have good vibes but recently we played at a place in north london called The Finsbury. It’s was crazy, from the time we got on stage we could feel the energy buzzing around the room, and it was like we were floating on that energy for the whole show. It wasn’t our biggest gig, but the crowd were amazing and really up for having an amazing time. That’s the one that sticks out.
TF: And Mangoseed, what are your plans for the rest of the year, more writing, recording, gigging?
Yeah we are working on our next album so we are in the studio , we are playing shows and just enjoying hanging out with each other.