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Glasvegas-Hype. OK, I get it. After the perpetual hypeand-release schedule the music scene has been forging after nu-rave, electro, math rock etc.. People are wanting a more sincere sound with lasting power. Like Radiohead rising out of the come and go Britpop scene, maybe we need a band with more substance and less reliant on style. But Glasvegas? Seriously? Quick backstory. Glasvegas formed around 2000, gigging mainly in Scotland, released a few singles Gone Daddy Gone, Go Square Go,(they do love word repetition.) then got spotted at a gig by Alan McGee (genius, Creation records founder, career maker of Oasis + Primal Scream.) McGee loved them and since then they have been heralded as the next big British band, worshiped by NME, and will release an album soon. I like my depressing music sometimes but I like it because its good and not just because it stands out from the current scene. They aren’t bad- just bland, a bit angry, and not much to write home about. Dull as fuck to interview, if I wanted an angry Scottish man quoting directly from "The Big Book of Sitting on the Fence and Giving generic Answers" I’d have talked to John Prescott. Then after 5 minutes of him saying why being in a band is the worst thing ever after life itself he shouts at me for saying he sounds cynical!!! Feel free to disagree with me if you want, this is one guys (evidently) minority opinion. If you want, use this band to be "in the know" as the bandwagon is filling up quickly, but don’t heap attention on a band because of the opinions of one guy, music geniuses included, because even Hendrix had his off days. S.B
The fifth issue of Bath's magazine for independent art and music.