Dork Radio
Now playing:
In the mag...
Featuring Pale Waves, Arlo Parks, Goat Girl, Black Honey and more.
Order a copy
February 2021
Feature

So You Wanna Be A Pop Star, Sam from Bloody Knees?

Putting wannabe pop stars through their paces.
Sign up or log in to follow artists
Published: 8:45 pm, November 15, 2018
So You Wanna Be A Pop Star, Sam from Bloody Knees?

Being a pop star is a serious job. You can’t just walk through the door and get started. You need to have a proper interview first. This month’s applicant is Sam Conway from Bloody Knees. The board will see you now.

What can you tell us about yourself?
Hello, my name is Sam, I'm from a small village outside of Cambridge called Papworth Everard. I sell shoes and play in a band called Bloody Knees.

Why do you want to be a pop star?
Cos I’m a bit bored of selling shoes if I'm honest!

How would your bandmates describe you?
Liability. Draining. Grumpy. Annoying. Incompetent. Team player.

What are your best and worst qualities?
Pints 0-4 I’m a lot of fun. Pints 4-8 I’m an absolute nightmare.

What is your biggest failure?
A previous band of ours with a very similar line up won a competition to play a gig at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. During the gig, my bass stopped working, and I couldn't work out what the problem was so I walked off the stage and watched the rest of the set on a screen in the dressing room while sobbing into my best friend’s arms. I was eighteen years old.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Have you ever seen our Oasis cover band, The Supersonics?

Where do you see yourself in five years?
Still selling shoes and going around telling everybody, “This year’s our year, playing Old Blue this Friday, come down!”

What is your salary expectation?
£50 and beers.

Taken from the November issue of Dork. Bloody Knees' EP ‘You Can Have It’ is out now.

November 2018
Grab this issue

November 2018

Featuring Maggie Rogers, Sundara Karma, Kurt Vile, LANY, Parcels, Sam Fender and more.

Order a copy.
Make sure you select the correct shipping location. If you select UK but enter a non-UK delivery address, your order will be refunded and cancelled.

Give all this a try

Introducing the new issue of Dork, featuring cover stars Pale Waves!
New issue

Introducing the new issue of Dork, featuring cover stars Pale Waves!

There's also Arlo Parks, Goat Girl, Black Honey, Shame and loads, loads more too.
Baby Queen has unleashed her new single, 'Raw Thoughts'
Watch

Baby Queen has unleashed her new single, 'Raw Thoughts'

A tune about partying after an awful breakup, "this song felt like the only way to start 2021," Bella.
Claud has shared new single 'Cuff Your Jeans', from their upcoming debut album
Watch

Claud has shared new single 'Cuff Your Jeans', from their upcoming debut album

"'Cuff Your Jeans’ is a song about yearning."
The 1975 have cancelled their 2021 tour plans, but are officially working on a new album
Music For Covid?

The 1975 have cancelled their 2021 tour plans, but are officially working on a new album

It's good news and bad, as the band pull their shows but suggest that there'll be a new record.
Like this? Subscribe to Dork and get every issue delivered direct to your door anywhere on the planet.
CONTACT PRIVACY ADVERTISE

© 2018 The Bunker Publishing