You can count the musical success stories that have come out of Plymouth on one hand but local lads The Native aren’t letting that hold them back. “Some people think coming from Plymouth is a bad thing for your career” starts Charlie Noordewier, The Native’s vocalist. “We’re really proud to come from down here though. We want to put Plymouth on the map with our music.” Formed when Charlie and guitarist Ben Andrew were in secondary school, The Native first took shape in classes for GCSE Music. Jamming in practice rooms instead of doing their coursework, the pair eventually turned those initial ideas into a dreamy folk-facing EP that was released in February 2018. When offers of live shows started rolling a few months later, they recruited bassist Tom Booth alongside Harry Youngs on keys.