Calum Lintott

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Every Monday we will be bringing you an unsigned singer or band as part of our Independent Music Monday feature. This week, we caught up with Calum Lintott find out more about him…

Where are you from and how did you first get into music?
I am a Southampton boy! I first started playing guitar at age 12, wrote my first song aged 13 and haven't looked back since.

Who were your musical influences when you were growing up and who are your influences now?
Growing up I adored the likes of Queen, Thin Lizzy, Arctic Monkeys and Fleetwood Mac. I've always had quite a varied taste in music. But one thing is certain, I love guitar music! Watching the likes of Alex Turner, Freddie Mercury and Phil Lynott just made me want to do nothing else but be a front man of a band.

How would you describe your sound?
I'd describe the sound as hook laden, melodic indie rock. I like to write songs, that people can relate to lyrically, but also songs that work well in a live environment and can get the crowd fist pumping the air!

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What is your latest single called and what was the influence behind it?
My latest release is called 'The One That Got Away' and has been released on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon. The song is about watching someone that you respect and love do amazing things with their life, my aspirations to catch them up and the jealousy that I have for their successes! I guess it's kind of a motivational tune for me to pull my finger out!

What’s your local music scene like?
The Southampton scene is great, there are so so many new and incredible bands floating around at the moment and cropping up left right and centre. Some of my recommendations include Dream Pop quartet 'Wild Front' and Indie Rock/Pop band 'The Manatees'.

What do you have planned for the next 12 months? Any albums or festivals?
Over the next 12 months I will have loads of songs to release! New videos, bigger gigs, tours. It's gonna be a busy year...

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Is there anyone you’d love to collaborate with?
I'd love to collaborate with Catfish and The Bottlemen or maybe try something different like Fleet Foxes, might be nice to try something bit more chilled!

Any funny stories surrounding your live performances?
Yes, actually good timing for this question! Not funny as such, but different. I played in the glamorous seaside town of Portsmouth recently and got big blocks of ice thrown at my face. Something tells me they didn't like the Craig David cover...

What is the one thing that you want readers to know about you?
That I am super energetic and determined to give my music the best chance of being heard by as many people as possible! Please help me spread the word.

You can find out more about Calum via Facebook, Instagram, Spotify or Twitter.