Manchester Orchestra singer Andy Hull may have grown up in Atlanta, but his heart was always across the pond. “I started the band when I was 16 and that summer, I was listening to a lot of Morrissey and the Smiths. So Manchester was just a city that seemed to be cool,” he recalled at Rolling Stone‘s Rock Room party at Coachella. Despite the dreary weather, the town has lived up to all his expectations. “We’ve been there like 10 times and it’s pretty cool. The city is super supportive of us.”
Ever the Anglophiles, the busy rockers recently visited another historic British spot when they recorded a session for the Live from Abbey Road series. ‘It was one of the coolest things we’ve ever gotten to do,” enthused Hull.
“I couldn’t go to the bathroom all day, I was so nervous,” added keyboardist Chris Freeman.
Interview by Stacey Anderson, video by Eric Helton