Greg Sanderson Opens Up About Cocoa Futures, Life and ‘Recovery’

Greg Sanderson  opens up about his London based project Cocoa Futures and their “intoxicating” five-track EP  ‘Recovery’, a small and precious collection of urgent & relevant modern pop gems, out now via Lost in the Manor Records,  recorded at Manchester’s Low Four studios and produced by Brendan Williams .


So, what’s up, Greg? What’s on your mind right now?   

Hey, I’m well thanks. Looking forward to Christmas and wondering when the Tottenham Hotspur stadium will be finished. 

Describe Cocoa Futures’ ethos on 5 words

Tunes. Tinnies. Taps aff. Tea. 

Tell us everything we should know about your ‘Recovery’ EP  

Its got five nice tracks on it and it came out a couple weeks ago. We recorded it in Manchester at the lovely Low Four studios. I’d give it a wee listen if I were you.  

Who are some of the authors that you like to read?

Somerset Maugham, the Doddie Weir book and the Clare Balding autobiography. 

Are there any good films that you have seen recently?

Yeah, loads – Attack of the clones, The Holiday and Harry Potter 2, 3, 5 and 7. 

Do you follow any TV shows?

Yep, I really like Mrs Maisel, X Files, Last of the Summer Wine, London’s Burning, Heartbeat, Dad’s Army, Endeavour and Blockbusters (the Bob Holness years). 

 Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Ran dan King of Haringey. Three kids. 

Tell us about your next show and why we should be there

We’re playing The Finsbury on January 22nd. You should be there cos we’ll all have goggle tans from skiing, you can have a day off dry Jan and we’ll be doing a Crowded House cover sung in the style of JD Salinger. 

What kind of music are you listening these days?

Listening to lots of Japanese pop, Torres and Ne-Yo.