We recently played Pearly (formerly Saramai) on our radio show, and were lulled into the dreamy soup of mellow indie-ness by the band's laid back vibe and beautiful melodies. Here, we get to know frontwoman, Saramai a little better.


Tell us a little about your band.
Pearly live in Berlin but grew up on the island of Ireland.  We hide sometimes but when the songs are shiny we come out and share them with other pearly people.

What’s been your best moment as a band so far?
We appeared on Other Voices, an Irish TV show, which was nice.

How do you prepare for a gig?
Underestimate the time it will take to get there, panic about having forgotten power supply etc., sweat, bicker about the set list, rage at GEMA, breathe, tune up and bliss out.

If you could have anyone in the audience at Bang On fest for your set, who would you choose and why?
Anyone with a penchant for woozy dream pop, a vast swathe of disposable income, and a burning desire to invest.

What does Bang On Fest mean to you?
A platform to enjoy top class tunes and meet like minded artists and music lovers. A scene in which most of the performing artists will have less facial hair than at most other festivals.

Bang On Fest is all about promoting women in music. Favourite female artist?
Current Angel Olsen, all time: Liz Fraser.

What can people look forward to about your set?
Woozy dreamy goodness.

Catch Pearly at Bang On Fest, April 7th.