On March 6 the sound of Scottish band The View will rock around the clock at the classic Troubadour. With a new eye-catching video of their single "The Clock," and in timing with the recent release of their new smash hit album (top 10 on UK charts), these Mercury Prize nominees are ready to bring their creative, cheeky fired up fun here to the transformative Troubadour stage. Kieren Webster, the bass player, enthusiastically discusses all this and more in an energizing, engaging interview of ecstatic revelations on this rocking indie band's smashing success now and into the future:
W.E. Which was your favorite aspect of the recording process for the new album "Cheeky For A Reason?"
K.W. One of the best aspects was that we were recording in Liverpool. It has such a great musical history - you can feel it in the streets. It's a good place to make a record. Some of that vibe must make it into the grooves!
W.E. What kind of feedback are you hearing from fans regarding their most favorite aspects of the album?
K.W. People are really digging the songs. That's what we always go for, and the songs from this record are going down well live. People are singing along!
W.E. The video for the song "The Clock" (number one download upon release) is classic. How did the idea arise for the central concept of the video and what was the experience of making it like?
K.W. The video was directed by our friend Scott Davidson. He runs Nipote Film. I think he got the classic vibe straight from the track, and went with it. We did it all in one day in a Glasgow warehouse.
W.E. What are you thoughts on the relationship between non-conformity, songwriting, and being "smashed?"
K.W. Being smashed could make you open up to ideas. Getting them [the ideas] down could be a problem, depending on what level. Your taking a non-conformist attitude will make for better lyrics, if you ask me.
W.E. Your thoughts and feeling on Los Angeles and the exciting upcoming Troubadour gig?
K.W. Really looking forward to coming back to L.A. We have heard the Troubadour is a class gig. Should be rockin'!