We had some time with the guys from the Xcerts the other day and so we did what anyone without any shame would do, we grilled Murray about sex drugs and rock and roll.
You have just played your biggest gig to date in Glasgow – how did that go?
It was really fantastic. It’s always slightly nerve racking when you realize more people than usual have paid to see your band, therefore you strive to be as good as you possibly can be, but it was a great show and the crowd were unreal.
When you play bigger gigs does the vomit start bubbling up in your stomach?
Usually the butterflies start to swirl a bit before we play. Actually, at the Glasgow show we finished dinner at 8.30pm, jumped in a taxi and arrived at the venue 15 minutes before we were due on stage. That didn’t really help steady the nerves. I will let you all into a little secret, I was sick before we went onstage that night.
We caught you two days away from the last gig of the current tour in Bristol, you importing anything special for after the show?
I was actually exported as I went to Paris after the tour.
You’re also about to get back on the tour bus, any stories you need to share of epic fails or excess?
We have plenty of stories but they are all very much in the ‘you had to be there’ department.
At SXSW Festival this year we got invited to the Fearless Records showcase where the (wonderful) people at the label provided us with an all you can drink pass. The night ended with myself and Jordan asleep at the side of the highway whilst Tom and our manager hunted down a taxi. You can take the boys out of Aberdeen and all that…..
What’s your rider for this tour?
Pretty standard I guess….water, beer, a bottle of Jamesons whisky, bread, sandwich fillings, fruit, tea and coffee. Nothing out of the ordinary really. What I should say is there are women and copious amounts of drugs waiting for us at each venue.
If your tour bus turned into a time machine for the day, what would you do with it?
I think we’d all like to head back to the 50′s and join Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady on their travels. It would be beyond wild to meet everyone involved in the ‘beat generation’ of that era. I’ve actually just made myself jealous. Cheers guys!
You turn up at a gig, and there’s a power cut 5 mins before stage time but you have acoustic instruments, would you still do the set?
Of course, we are fucking pro’s!!
Hi Xcerts, I love you. Please be on X-Factor. *Signed* Simon Cowall. Reply?
Only if we can duet with Susan Boyle.
Any thanks to anyone?
Our families, our manager Julian Deane, Xtra Mile Recordings, everyone that works for our band and everyone that listens to our band, we are forever grateful! And of course Fly 53 for providing us with some wonderful threads.
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