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MTC At T In The Park

We talk to frontman Kris Platt about their appearnace at T, getting played on daytime Radio 1, and a shambolic harmonica player...

We're all really proud at STA to see More Than Conquerors deliver a storming set at this year's T In The Park. The guys were playing on Sunday on the BBC Introducing Stage which makes us doubly proud.

We caught up with frontman Kris Platt about the show upon their return from Scotland.

How did it feel playing at the festival?
It was a feeling that didn't really sink in until after playing but a great one nonetheless. It was one of our fondest moments to date.


What was the atmosphere like?
The rain and mud brought no one down. Once you got over the fact that you wouldn't touch solid ground for the next 6 hours, everyone started to really enjoy themselves.

How did the crowd react?
We seemed to have the biggest crowd of the day, or so it seemed. We handed out fliers to get a bit of hype about the show. It worked and the crowd really got into it.

Any celeb spotting?
Of course, it's T In The Park! List: Skrillex, Ellie Goulding, Swedish House Mafia, Twin Atlantic, Frank Turner and lastly, Frank's woeful Harmonica player. I think he goes by the name O'Doherty. Couldn't tell you though. Not a very memorable face...

How did it fair up to other festivals you've played?
The festivals at home and big festivals in the UK are in different leagues. The ones at home are smaller and more about community whereas UK festivals like T are just places to go to see a plethora of massive acts all in the one place. We like them both.

How did things go with the rest of your Scottish dates?
The rest of the shows went great as well. Lots of sweaty little venues with moshing and crowd surfing. I've never been to a Fugazi gig, but the show in Bar Bloc, Glasgow couldn't have been far off.

Ofcourse, your appearance on the BBC Introducing Stage has already brought you some notoriety as your track "Bear Knuckle Fight" got played on daytime Radio 1 yesterday. How did it feel?

Big thanks to Phil Taggart who's made sure everyone in his reach knows about our band. We thought it came off really well and twitter went mad for it. Always good. Here's hoping we get another one soon enough.


If you weren't there, you can see the guys on the BBC Introducing website. Just follow 'Read Full Article' to see MTC play some classics and a brand new track from their forthcoming debut album.

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