It’s that time again, when our man on the ground Desh Kapur Editor/Photographer All Music Magazine UK/Europe spotlights a bands or artists he thinks are going to have a big 2022/23 ; bands and artists we think you should check out to stay ahead of the curve


So welcome to Lost Boy and indie rock band from Sheffield four secondary school friends: Max Clutterbuck (singer/songwriter), Jack Berry (lead guitar), Henry Robinson (bass) and Ethan Reeves (drums)

Lost Boy is brilliant songwriting with fresh appeal, perfectly executed indie pop, Lost Boy are indie band for the modern age and their work hasn’t gone unnoticed,  hybrid of luminous melodies, chiming guitar, and driving rhythms. 

Having already been heralded with airplay at, BBC Music Introducing and BBC Radio 6



So we decided it was time to have a little chat with the band to see where they came from, what they have been up to and what their plans for the future are.


What is the story behind your name?

The seed for the name was planted by my mum, The Lost Boys is one of her favourite films and I had to watch it enough times for it to get stuck in my brain and resurface years later. It goes deeper than that though, lostboy is the idea that it’s okay to feel confused, frustrated and lost with yourself – it’s there to remind people that you’re never alone in that feeling. Someone else will always understand, it’s a big part of what the community I’m trying to build hold dear.

What first got you into music? or Who inspired you to make music?

Thanks to my parents I was brought up on a steady diet of rockabilly and rock n roll. Mum liked bands like INXS so I think the halfway house between those two is where I’ve landed. I not musically trained at all, it was meeting the lads in the band at school that brought that logic to the table. Regarding writing music it was playing the guitar that brought that out. Pretty much soon as I picked one up I was trying to be like the artists I adored, the next Noel Gallagher or whatever. It was all a lucky accident to be honest.

How did you all meet?

I met Eth (Drums) and Henry (Bass) at secondary school and university is where we then bumped into Bezza (Lead Guitar) and it all really took off from there. Bez likes to think it’s all down to him for that reason – don’t mind letting him think that.

How would you describe the music that you typically create?

I’d say our music as weaved down a long path to where it is now, and that I would be reluctant to give it a label so as not to pigeon hole us. It’s music written by me for myself or a mate as a catharsis, and then sometimes other people understand where I’m coming from which is great! Got a heavy rock and indie influence but I write in a fairly recognisable pop structure usually. Alternative Rock Pop Indie mess. That’ll do. But it’s very much just real life problems, and I like to write about things that people tend not to address. Find music has a way of taking the scariest, worst thoughts I have and making them into something nice – get’s them out and then I don’t have to worry about them anymore.

What is your creative process like?

Very in consistent in that I never know when a song is coming. As cliche as it sounds I really do just sot down with a guitar and see what happens. There’s very little effort involved and I prefer it that way. The best ones just appear from the ether as though they’ve been dropped from the sky, I flesh out chords melody and then lyrics and take it to the lads in it’s acoustic form. The bare bones if you like, and they put the meat on it. I always sit on them for one day; if I write a song one day and then the next I can’t remember it it gets binned – wasn’t good enough.


If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?

The Killers. That’d be a dream come true.

What is one message you would give to your fans?

It’s okay to feel lost we all do now and then – talk about it and surround yourself with people who understand.

What is the most useless talent you have?

I can do the splits.

Do you sing in the shower? What songs?

Yes – name any Motown classic.

What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

I’d be working with nothing to alleviate my mundane day to day and I’d probably just sleep all the time because of it.


Where have you performed? What are your favourite and least favourite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?

The lads and I have played Tramlines festival, Y Not?, The Leadmill, The Fleece, The Sunflower Lounge there’s loads to be honest those are some favourites.

We are playing our biggest headliners to date – two big hometown parties – one at The Leadmill in Sheffield (November 4th) and one at Exchange in Bristol (November 17th). Gunna be like mini festivals can’t wait for those!

What is your favourite song to perform?

Mine is a song of our EP called Change, but we are yet to play Overdue or any of the new stuff so who knows – ask me again in 4 months.

Which famous musicians do you admire?

Brandon Flowers, Brian Setzer and Johnny Rotten. Although recently I’ve been finding myself very inspired by YUNGBLUD. Think the extent to which he’s built a community around his music is mental.

What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
Best leave that one I think.

What is the best advice you’ve been given?

A great man once said “Piss poor preparation leads to piss poor performance.” and it’s so fucking true.

What’s next for you?

I’m writing ALOT at the moment, too many songs for an EP. More new music coming before the end of this year. All in good time.