The Velveteen Saints recently joined fellow Scottish rockers The View as they headed out across Europe and the UK on their Seven Year Setlist tour. Whilst I was pretty impressed with their performance on the opening night at Chester’s Live Rooms I was completely wowed when returned to the UK a few short months later with electric performances at Liverpool, Manchester and Preston they certainly proved Rock ‘n Roll is most definitely not dead. I caught up with the lads recently to find out more…..
AMBY: The Velveteen Saints are….
TVS: A rock n’ roll band
AMBY: What’s the story behind your name?
TVS: No Story. Just happened after a few bevies
AMBY: What three words would you use to describe the band’s sound?
TVS: Three chords & truth
AMBY: Who or what influences you the most when it comes to making music?
TVS: The bands we love
AMBY: You’ve just been on tour with The View how was it?
TVS: Life changing
AMBY: I noticed a massive difference in your performances at the beginning and end of the tour. Do you think playing live every night has made you a better band?
TVS: Without a doubt. We’re on our way to Carnegie Hall.…
AMBY: Which items could you not live without while on tour?
TVS: Towels, Cigarettes, Clean socks.
AMBY: The Twisted Wheel gig at Gorilla a few weeks back was pretty special what’s been your favourite gig you’ve played in the last twelve months?
TVS: T in the Park was special for many reasons. Delamere Forest with The View and The Charlatans also.
AMBY: What’s next on the agenda?
TVS: The Release of our first single… at last.
AMBY: Who else should we be listening to this year?
TVS: Baby Strange, Tijuana Bibles, Daniel Meade, Secret Motorbikes, Deathcats, The Hummingbirds, Halfrican.
AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about The Velveteen Saints that nobody knows yet?
TVS: Come to a show and find out.
If you want to find out more The Velveteen Saints, they play Nice ‘N’ Sleazy on March 28th with support from Jonny Brown (Twisted Wheel) & a DJ set from The View.
Fi Carroll |