Five Days North have just released their new single, Colours (In My Mind) (it came out on 12th March) and have been getting all levels of support around the release. The Fountain caught up with them to discuss this as well as their hopeful plans for the rest of 2021.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Colours (In My Mind)

The response has been fantastic so far, we’ve been really pleased with how many of our fans have got in touch with us via social media with glowing feedback. We’ve also had a great response from radio stations, blogs and streaming sites too, getting nearly 3,000 streams on Spotify on our release weekend.  

I think people are really chiming with the song being about missing nights out with friends and watching bands; that’s something we can all identify with. We’re always grateful for the support we have from our fans; it’s a real community that we have around us and we always make sure to get them involved as often as we can, like with the sing-a-long video for ‘Won’t Stop for Nothing’. 

TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence? 

It’s a synthwave-inspired, bass-driven trip through a nostalgia for pre-lockdown life. 

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release? 

We’re hoping to be back in the studio very soon to record our next single, which we can’t wait for as it’ll be the first time all of us have met up since December. We’re planning to record a few more of our songs for release this year – it’ll be good to really capitalise on the momentum this release has given us. 

A livestream gig is also on the cards for the near future, as well as looking as when we can hopefully get back to gigging in the second half of the year. We can’t wait to get back out there playing and rehearsing; the feedback and experience you get from playing together live in front of an audience is just lightning in a bottle, you can’t recreate it. 

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging? 

That’s a tricky question. I think we feel that we have unfinished business with Manchester Academy – that was our last big gig before lockdown and was definitely one of our favourite.  

We’d also really like to go back to headlining Manchester’s Gorilla which we played a couple of years ago. That was a huge gig and was definitely some of the most fun we’ve had onstage.