Guide Dog take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the various artists around the world! Today it is the turn of Guide Dog to take us behind the scenes by tackling the challenge!

A song that made you want to make music? 

I’d Like To Know by Supergrass.

Best rider you’ve had? 


Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band? 

Bomb disposal unit coming out to a Travelodge to investigate a medical bag we stole from a Manchester venue and left behind an unmanned counter the following morning (not long after 9/11).

Deepest lyric one of your songs features? 

“Crappy nappy I feel happy”

Easiest song you wrote? 

Farting into a microphone. It was beautiful.

Favourite song in your set? 

I Was A Sea You N Tea

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record? 

Tina Turner

Hardest thing about being in a band? 

Not doing it

Interesting fact about one of your members? 

We’re all useless

Jokes you have in the band? 

That one day we’ll make it

Key to writing a song? 

Get stoned

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show? 

Chicago to Los Angeles. 35 hours in a van without stopping.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced? 

The Rakes

New band you’d recommend? 


Opening for this band would be ideal? 

Tina Turner

Place you’d most like to tour? 


Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers? 

“Half of the people can be part right all of the time, some of the people can be all right part of the time, but all of the people can’t be all right all of the time. I think Abraham Lincoln said that”. Bob Dylan

Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release? 

I’m a child of the 90’s. That was the so called Generation X. Now I’m a parent so it’s like my generation is moving onto the next paradigm which is possibly the most pivotal point of your life when you close the chapter of your youth, and your parents are entering their final chapter, (if you’re lucky)! and you’re adapting to the role of educating the next generation. So we’re Generation Y. And the world is a fucked up place! That’s a good reason for an album.

See us live at? 

Tesco Extra

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree? 

Not sure. I think that might play into the Trump mindset a bit. Like we need to hold onto something that’s never coming back, but actually we should just look forward. I think there’s plenty of cool stuff out there, just not on Radio 1. Also, we’ve got this lovely Blog world that’s really accessible right, so that’s really positive!

Unusual merchandise? 

Sorry, not interested

Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs? 

A silent version

What do your fans mean to you? 

The world!

X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries? 

A cold shower a day keeps the doctor away.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it? 


Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band? 

Fruit Bat


Elizabeth Birt

April 10, 2019

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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