a higher profile in 2007. By LorraineWilson
View is something that doesn’t concern the members of Spare Snare either way. There seems to be a consensus that they regard themselves as a Scottish band first.
Alan says: “When we started here, we were kicking over the bins a bit; there were a lot of Dundee white soul boys. We would always play to bigger crowds outside Dundee. People here would ask how the gig went but not make the effort to go. I think the attitude in Dundee is changing though, and that is probably down to Snow Patrol and the View …”
You may have been counting, but there are five members around the table. Newest recruit, keyboard player Adam Lockhart is by far the quietest. Maybe it’s new boy syndrome, or maybe he’s just quiet, but when questioned about joining he says it’s the most “relaxed” band he’s ever worked with. And it seems to be the case. The different personalities each bring something of their own to the table when it comes to writing and recording.
Burnett hints at a higher profile in 2007, and if the licensing works out, the JohnPeel sessions may be brought together on one album. This is, after all, the band that came 46th in a poll of the 50 Best Scottish Bands of All Time, above Dundee soul boys the Average White Band. Is that the sound of another bin crashing to the ground? Spare Snare play King Tut’s WahWahHut, Glasgow, on Thursday, December 28. Tickets cost £6 from www.ticketmaster.co.uk (0870 169 0100) or cash only from the venue at 272a St Vincent Street. Garden Leave is out on Chute Records, PO Box 211, Dundee, DD1 9PH, price £6. Order from www.wearethesnare.com Visit www.myspace.com/sparesnare