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with the release of their debut LP, 'Wishful Thinking', the Wrexham pop-punk five piece
haven’t stopped touring since. From festival appearances throughout the UK and Europe to 2 months in North America as part of the Vans Warped Tour. We caught up with vocalist Ben Barlow and bassist Fil Thorpe-Evans at the Leeds Festival. They discussed their past festival experiences, supporting Blink-182, their up and coming UK headline tour and being
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Feature: “If I…” with Dowsing

Rising Indie/Emo band Dowsing hail from Chicago, Illinois and are just one many US bands part of the recent emo revival alongside the likes of Joie De Vivre and Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate). All of which are part of the brilliant Count Your Lucky Stars Records roster.

With a one 7” ('All I Could Find Was You'), a split with Parker and now their full-length album 'It's Still Pretty Terrible' under their belt, Dowsing are a highly promising quartet that have all the right ingredients for the perfect emo band; sincere lyrics delivered in a gentle but somewhat poppy fashion that are more than pleasing on the ear.

Recently Dowsing took part in our "If I…" questionnaire to find out a variety of information. The Chicago group delivered some humorous answers. Read on to find out which Semisonic hit they wish they had written, and who they would book for their fantasy football line-up.

If I could re-record one song it would be…
Dowsing: ‘Joking/Laughing (Orchestra Edition).’

If I could re-live one tour/show it would be…
Dowsing:The “Final” Joie De Vivre show, because Erik missed the entire show due to his parents being in town.  Also, Joie De Vivre would be broken up and they wouldn’t be bugging all of Europe now.

If I had the chance to play one venue it would be…
Dowsing: The Metro in Chicago.

If I could play with one band it would be…
Dowsing: Superchunk

If I could play with any person living or dead it would be…
Dowsing: Bruce Springsteen

If I could bring back any band that have split up, it would be…
Dowsing: Joie De Vivre… Oh wait.

If I wasn’t playing music, I would be…
Dowsing: Doing better in school.

If I could play a different genre it would be…
Dowsing: Butt-rock

If I could have written any song it would be…
Dowsing: ‘Closing Time’ by Semisonic.

If I could have written any album it would be…
Dowsing: Third Eye Blind’s Self-Titled album.

If I could headline any festival, it would be…
Dowsing: The Gathering (of the Juggalos)

If I could organise my own festival, the bands playing would be…
Dowsing: Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid, Tech N9ne, Coolio, Linkin Park, and Vanilla Ice.

If I could play any other instrument, it would be…
Dowsing: Theremin

If I could give one piece of advice to a new band, it would be…
Dowsing: Dear Brave Bird, Be excellent to each other.  And party on dudes!

It’s Still Pretty Terrible’ by Dowsing is available now on Count Your Lucky Stars Records.

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Words by Sean Reid (@SeanReid86)

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