Why do you live in London?
Meg grew up in London and I (Lily) moved in with her when we finished university. It’s where most of our friends are and it felt like the right place for us to start recording music.
What are your go-to places to eat and drink?
Lily: Favourite places to eat would be a Japanese restaurant called Zento and an Ethiopian place called The Queen of Sheba in Kentish Town. Also love Mildreds. For drinking – Tapping the Admiral and The Pineapple. (Best pubs in London).
Meg: Second that.. best places to drink are pubs in Kentish Town and Camden. For eating – all the Turkish restaurants on Green Lanes.
How did you find London during a heatwave? Did it change the city?
We loved it! We ride around on our bikes and go swimming. It really does change the city – everyone’s friendly and people chat to each other. Mostly about how hot it is…
What’s the best way to spend one really good day here?
Go to Hampstead Heath, drink at the Southampton Arms, then go see a gig at The Lexington.
Do you have any favourite outdoor spaces?
Probably Hampstead Heath and Regent’s Park.
What’s the bit of London that you live in got that the rest of London hasn’t?
What’s the worst thing about London?
Do you have any favourite venues?
The Lexington, KOKO, Brixton Academy and The Roundhouse.
Does living here influence the music you write?
Yeah we think it probably does. There’s so much music around and so many artists here so there’s lots to be inspired by.
How would you advise someone to get the most out of London?
Probably make some friends who live in London who can take you under their wing and show you the good stuff.