Looking for new guitar-wielding, finger-picking, piano key-stroking, heartstring-tugging, bittersweet musical heroes? Look no further than Yorkshire duo Andrew Barton and Allan Watkiss, AKA The Interval. Mining a deep vein of genuine melancholy and dark humour, you’ll find it impossible to walk away from The Interval’s songs without having raised a wry smile…and shed a hot tear or two.
As The Interval’s singer-songwriter Andrew Barton notes in Strange, already a well-established part of the duo’s repertoire, and a song which absolutely revels in the weirdness and contradictions of life, “You wanna laugh, you wanna cry”.
It’s in their musical company that you’re guaranteed to do both – thanks to their timeless, moving and deep-down personal lyricism which is clearly sourced from lives well-lived.