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William The Conqueror

William the Conqueror

Pop Recs Ltd, Sunderland, GB

Entry Requirements: Under 14 accompanied by an adult

'I think we just poured that sense of disillusionment into the way we played. I certainly felt like for the longest time that we were trying to prove something to people,' says William the Conqueror's Ruarri Joseph.

Ruarri began his career as a solo artist, putting out his first album through Atlantic before setting up his own independent label Pip Productions and releasing three further solo records.

After a decade as a solo artist he founded the trio William the Conqueror with fellow Cornwall-based musicians Harry Harding and Naomi Holmes, and the newly-formed band put out Proud Disturber of the Peace in 2017.

On his new venture Ruarri's songwriting took a turn towards blues, grunge and Americana, which subsequently saw the band head to Nashville to perform at AmericanaFest, and receive a nomination for Best Song at the annual UK Americana Awards.

Earlier this year the three-piece returned with their follow-up record Bleeding on the Soundtrack, and we sat down with Ruarri to get the inside scoop on their latest effort and the band's plans for the rest of the year...

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