NAOMI PILGRIM: HOW TO SURVIVE A TOUR

Ready to add another Swedish export to your most-played list? After singing back-ups for Lykke Li, Barbadian-born, Sweden-raised singer Naomi Pilgrim went solo with debut track ‘No Gun’ – a song that delivers dreamy vocals and laid-back melodies layered over an all-consuming bass. We caught up with Naomi following a summer of touring; notorious for the late nights, long journeys (and a lot of fun in between), we got her ultimate tips for making it on the road.

1. BE PATIENT

“Chilling in the trailer before a Copenhagen gig – touring is known as a waiting game and it’s something you need to learn how to love.”

2. TRAVEL WITH GREAT PEOPLE

“It’s a great idea to fill the tour bus with people you love. From left to right: Janne “Mr Bass” Manninen, Carl-Johan “The sample professor” Bohlin, myself, Freja “Sings like a boss” Leona and Anders “Mr Swag” Olsson.”

3. GET YOUR NAILS DONE

“Brightening up a lonely road heading towards Norway!”

4. DRINK GINGER TEA

“In the green room drinking my magic potion; tea, honey and ginger and that’s by far the most valuable thing on my rider.”

5. WARM UP

“Warming up never gets old. Here prepping for a gig backstage when we finally reached the lights in Norway.”

6. ENJOY THE BUILD UP

“The audience is chanting, the band just got up on stage and starts to play the intro. In sixty seconds we’re about to join them. Oh the build up!”

7. BE GRATEFUL

“Performing is what I live for and every single minute up there is mind-blowing. Grateful doesn’t cover it, I love the people supporting my dreams.”

8. BE READY FOR THE MORNING AFTER

“Discovering new cities by night after a show is always a great idea at the time, but you pay the price the morning after for sure!”

Keep up with Naomi Pilgrim on her Facebook page.