Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ The Velveteen Saints

The Velveteen SaintsThe 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.

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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.

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Fi Carroll@dirtyroknroller

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