Weekend Debt answer 10 Questions | Interview

Find out about Scottish band Weekend Debt in this quick interview!

Where did the band name come from?

I’m actually not entirely sure. I think it was just flung together for our first gig. It was Harvey’s uni project which was just a gig in Glasgow (which actually had a pretty funny name itself, ‘Getting Giggy With It’) People seem to like the name though and it’s stuck now so I guess we will keep it.

Where is your hometown, and give us a reason/fact why we should visit it?

Me, Russell and Harvey are from Lanark and Calvin is from Larbert. I’d say one reason to visit Lanark is absolutely Lanimers. Once a year in June, it’s like a big festival where everyone goes out and celebrates the town I guess? I’m actually not sure what it is all about but it’s a cracking day out. As for Larbert, You’d have to ask Calvin. He absolutely loves The Kelpies so I guess that’s the best thing about there.

What encouraged you to want to get into music?

My Papa has always been into music so ever since I was wee, he would play the guitar for me and my brother and show us videos of Elvis and Chuck Berry. I really idolise him and he’s where my love for music came from. He has taught me so much about guitar and music in general.

Best venue you’ve ever played and why?

For me, It has to be St. Luke’s in Glasgow. It’s an old renovated church so playing in it is was really special. It was also Calvin’s first gig with us so I guess that made it even better. As with any church, it has such a good natural sound and it was probably the first time we played on a big stage. I’ll never forget it and hopefully, get to play there again soon.

One band/artist you’d love to support?

The Pigeon Detectives

What’s the greatest love song ever written?

It has to be ‘Never Too Much’ by Luther Vandross. It’s probably my favourite song ever so I’m being biased here. The tune never fails to pick me up and I’m no dancer but I can’t help myself when it’s on. The imagery in the lyrics are magic, in true Vandross form. The line ‘You must have known that I had feelings deep enough to swim in’ gets me every time. Such a classic.

The best album that you’ve heard this year?

‘Everything Changes In The End’ by Vistas. Over lockdown i was obsessed with this album and I still am. I don’t know what it is about this album, maybe with all the despondency that came with Covid, this album is so bright and such a feel-good summer sound.

Most underrated band/artist of all time?

Gotta be Bombay Bicycle Club. Anyone who knows me know I would obviously say this, But I adore this band. I know they are a big band, but in my eyes they should be festival headliners. Jack Steadman’s lyrics resonate with me in a way no one else has and their live shows are out this world.

Which three artists/bands should we be looking out for?(Musically, not for Criminal Offences)

The Stoned Immaculate

What do you want to accomplish next as a band/artist?

Next, I think we just want contingency and a tour hopefully. The entertainment industry is in such a dark place right now so when all this blows over, who knows if and when we will be able to gig again. This year we had a lot planned so it’s hard to watch all that go to waste but we are all in it together and everyone who enjoys music or any arts for that matter should do everything they can to make sure we can enjoy live arts again.

Bonus Question – Favourite vegetable and why!?

This actually took me way longer than it should but it has to be a potato. You get so much variety in what you can do with a potato so has to be that.

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