Before the beginning of this year, The Musgraves were practically unknown. Like many bands, they had been using YouTube to reach the masses; uploading creatively filmed, popular covers and original songs. Despite their clear musical talent and unique delivery, the folk/pop four-piece weren’t getting too many hits (discounting their loyal, hometown followers of course).
On 2nd February, all their hard work paid off when they were invited to play on The Graham Norton Show by the host himself, who had been giving their single Last of Me plenty of airtime on Radio 2. Despite having had their van broken into and all of their instruments stolen the night before their big break (something which they will no-doubt always be remembered for), they soldiered on and proved to the nation on television how talented they are, even in the face of complete disaster.
As a result of this sudden mainstream exposure, the band are now in the middle of a small UK tour, having so far stopped off at Birmingham, London and Hull. Their next stop will be Manchester, followed by another visit to their beloved Birmingham – proving that even with stardom bubbling under the surface, they are far from leaving behind their hometown roots!
I was able to catch up with the band, including their on-tour bassist, for a quick chat to learn more about them and their music after their Hull show on 16th March (My review of which you can read here).