Our iconic Earl Polo Shirt, which has been a hero piece for us since 1955, returned bigger and better than ever during Autumn/Winter 16! To celebrate this hero piece and give it the respect it deserves, we put together a photo shoot of bands & artists rocking the legendary Black Earl Polo Shirt in London. 

2 shoots followed, featuring 20 of the countries brightest new bands and artists showcasing this heritage beauty! Lead singers bossed the Earl, while other members had their pick from the brands best Autumn/Winter threads.

First up in our brand new feature is indie-pop sensations, Secret Company! With a mega 2016 under their belt, including sell out performances around the country and on hit TV show, Made In Chelsea, to name but a few, this quartet are right on top of their game at the moment. We caught up with guitar ace, James Patman, for an exclusive Q&A which you can check out below:

SECRET COMP 1

1. What does it mean to you to #BeAnOriginal? 

Thinking outside the box, keeping things interesting, but maintaining a balance. Too much can be awful.

2. Tell us about your latest release? 

Latest release is a song called ‘Alive’. It’s an uplifting/anthemic type of song! It’s about waking the f*ck up, getting out of that rut and realising in actual fact you’re alive! So get out there!

3. Who’s your top ICON and why? 

My top icon? Well there’s loads of iconic people out there. So many sources of inspiration these days. In 2015 I’d say Bowie or Prince. Now, I’m going to say Kevin Parker of Tame Impala, he’s certainly a fave. In my opinion, he’s written and produced one of the hottest albums in years – ‘Currents’. He’s super composed, chilled, true to himself. I mean I don’t know him (haha) but you get that impression from interviews and performances etc. I like it when someone doesn’t give a f*ck without arrogance or attitude basically!

SECRET COMP 2

SECRET COMP 3

With their hotly anticipated debut album, ‘The World Lit Up & Filled With Colour’ due to drop on March 10th, the lads have treated us to a host of epic singles including the infectious ‘Alive’ which you can check out below, as well as pre-ordering the brand new album!

PRE-ORDER THE BRAND NEW ALBUM, RIGHT HERE!

Listen to ‘Alive‘ below:

Connect to SECRET COMPANY online:

Facebook: facebook.com/secretcompany
Twitter: twitter.com/secretcompany
Instagram: instagram.com/secret_company

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