Thanks to the wonders of the inter web I got to have a chat with Colin from Glasgow based Attic Lights. The five man indie pop/rock band from Glasgow are set to take over the world. My fav music video has to be Wendy and I love the sights of Glasgow in the hit tune God (and it goes without saying that Never Get Sick of the Sea will be stuck in your head for weeks!)
Kev and I started song writing together back on our university days. We didn't want it to be just the two of us so we set about getting the band together. Jamie came along first and it was just the three of us for a few years, but we needed a drummer eventually and I met noel at my brother's house while we were watching a Celtic match on the tv. He had a really good look about him and although he wasn't really a drummer he came on board and turned out to be fantastic. Tim saw us play a gig once and came over and offered his services - he was the first person we had met who had and could play a pedal steel guitar so he was in! It took us about four years to get the band line up complete but its been well worth it.
Whats one word that describes each of the guys?
Kev - optimistic
Noel - grounded
Tim - contented
Jamie - punctual
Colin - spunky
Whats been one of the most memorable Attic Lights gigs?
I think the we would all agree that our Celtic Connections gig in January was probably the most memorable. we were supported by some of our heroes - the BMX Bandits and Morman Blake from Teenage Fanclub and Euros Childs from Gorky's, so that made it special from the start. We also had a string quartet playing with us for the first time so it sounded amazing whenever they joined in. Well done them!
Attic Lights can't live without...
Each other I reckon - I think we'd all be a bit lost if we didn't have the band. We'd be wandering about wondering why we feel like there's a big hole in our lives - bit of a soppy answer but partially true.
So kind of next to and between Australia and Antarctica there's a couple of islands that make up New Zealand.. You heard of them?
I have indeed - my family were going to emigrate to New Zealand but couldn't because I was born! I also have lots of family over there. Hopefully we'll get to tour New Zealand at some point, that would probably be the highlight of the whole thing!
All the best from Glasgow!
Cheers Colin! (And a massive thanks to Francis Macdonald [Shoeshine] for making it happen) - Check out the clip below to hear what legends they are.. accents included..!