Snow begins to fall as I manage to get lost on what should have been a three minute journey. Even this slightly unsavoury weather cannot dampen my spirits at the prospect of meeting FAMY a band set to take the UK by storm this year if their sold out 12” is anything to go by. Having rang the bell at Studio 180, which consists of pulling a blonde pony-tail, I enter what at some point in the near past was an office space but has now been transformed into an eclectic hub with creativity with art covering the walls and a bar offering an extensive amount of punch. Much like Famy’s three shows at Lime Warf in Tower Hamlets, tonight's concert proves to be very special with the band running the whole thing, there is no sign of management in sight and the band enjoy the freedom. ‘Intimate’ describes the venue very will, the basement only being a couple of square metres in area you are never that far away from the band on stage.

In said basement, the young upstarts Blaenavon, the support for tonight, are soundchecking. Famy are gathered in a still very functioning kitchen with everyone huddling around the radiator for warmth. In conversation they bounce off each other like a family, whether talking about their favourite type of Haribo or the Olsen twins. I managed to draw them away from such topics for a couple of minutes to talk about the night’s planned antics, their anticipated debut LP and how everything in English sounds like a cliché.

I’ve got to say I was a little confused when I saw the event page for tonight on Facebook. Throwing a party for Desperado Crash Mambo Combo seems a bit out of the blue. How did this all come about?

Bruce: Desperado Crash Mambo Combo is a band that we all really like and take influence from and we’re not holding a party in their honour, we’re holding the party in their spirit. So it is a Desperado Crash Mambo Jambo.

How do you think tonight will compare to your previous gig at The Victoria in Dalston?

Arthur: This one is going to be a lot better than the Dalston one… Because we didn’t really want to play it in Dalston and this little place is really cool, Studio 180. I guess it’s going to be a lot more fun because we’ve got our own space and we can do what we like with it. Plus, Tom Leamon, who owns the place, is a top lad.

Have you got any plans to stage Lime Warf Mark 4? It must be great to have the freedom to do whatever you want in a space and create the concert the way you want to.

Tom: Vyner Street is dead. Pronto.

Arthur: No, for the moment we’re gonna go make our record now so we’re not playing shows for a while. Lime Warf was fun but we’re probably going to go to France and record our album; go back home for a bit.

I know you guys must get bored talking about them but I must ask about Wu Lyf quickly! Do you think it is weird that you guys live miles apart and then came up with the same sort of strand of music? Is it just a coincidence or could it be that you guys are telepathically connected in some way?

Bruce: No, we went to some Wu Lyf shows and they came to some of our shows and we liked what each other were doing and we come from different places and our music is different from theirs. They are good guys, they make good music and we get along really well.

Tom: I fancy the pants off that Evans guy. Oh-em-gee!

I know you guys are busying yourself with your debut LP. Are there any bands or records in particular that have influenced you?

Bruce: When we started writing for Famy, what became Famy, what WAS Family, The Sandpipers’ record ‘Guantanamera’ was like a spring board. We started very acoustically. It was delicate. Tom was playing with brushes. I write so it started there for me but then when I took everything to these guys they have their own attitude and playing manor and personalities so it has changed into something completely different since then.

The Beach Boys as well because they were so percussive and we didn’t really want to use a full drum kit as Tom wasn’t ever really a drummer he just has rhythm so the Beach Boys were inspiring because they wrote really good music using really percussive drumming. That was also a starting point for us.

To my horror, you have taken your 3 early EPs off of Bandcamp and Soundcloud. Is this to raise the anticipation for your debut LP or simply you just got bored of them?

Bruce: We still have them on a Soundcloud somewhere but if we left them up then everyone would have heard our record before we made it and they were just demos that we put up their for ourselves.

Arthur: Yeah they were very intimate demos. I guess we just wanted to do them justice and get the chance to make our record.

Talking of the internet I really like that your blog is in French but do you ever worry that the language barrier will alienate some people?

Arthur: The top part that is in French we use because whenever you write anything in English it just sounds like a cliché. Can’t help but cringing at ourselves.

What are your plans in the near future? I know finishing the album must seem a long way away but past that are there any plans to tour it?

Tom: We’ve got a couple of ideas for the LP, where we are going to record it and stuff. My grandparents have a house near these caves in Minorca we wanted to go capture it there. Take some time out from gigging. Just concentrate on the record we’ve got a lot to put down. It should be good.