Wednesday, July 4, 2018

 

10 Questions with Vistas


Vistas are a four piece indie band hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland. Prentice Robertson (lead vox), Dylan Rush (guitar), Jamie Law (bass guitar) and Graham McDonald (Drums) form a band with catchy choruses, hooky guitar line and rhythmic thunderous baselines. We are loving the new single Tigerblood, go check it out!

Where do you go to discover new music?
I usually discover new music when we’re playing at festivals. Festivals like Neighbourhood and Great Escape are great for discovering new bands because you can walk into any venue round the city and find something you might really like. Huw Stephens show is always a shout too.

What have we got to look forward to with you this year?
Lots and lots of gigs. We’re going on tour with Bloxx for about a month and we’re playing pretty much every corner of the country. Alongside that we’re playing a bunch of festivals like 110 Above, Twisterella and Tenement Trail so we’re really looking forward to those. Plus we’ve got an EP coming out later in the year which is exciting for us because it’s our first longer release in ages. Basically just more gigs and more music for this year!

First song you fell in love with?
Probably Good Riddance by Green Day. I remember hearing it and thinking that music was something I’d like to do, still didn’t learn guitar till ages after that though.

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
I think since the new Arctic Monkeys stuff it would have to be Alex Turner, would be cool to make Vistas Base Bingo Hall & Casino.

What would you most like to own on vinyl?
Would love to get my hands on a few of the original Door singles but I think my chances are a bit slim there.

Who are you listening to at the moment?
A whole mix of stuff just now. Really into Idles at the moment and the new Lily Allen stuff is great too.

What's your guilty pleasure song?
I Wanna Dance With Somebody or Girls Just Wanna Have Fun but there’s no guilt there to be honest.

What inspires you to write music?
Sounds incredibly cheesy but the people who support our band inspire me to keep writing because we absolutely wouldn’t be a band without them so it’s always for them. I’m also spurred on by my love of a good melody and chorus.

What's your favourite song to play live?
At the moment it’s our newest single Tigerblood because it’s so high energy and always gets a big reaction from the crowd but I really love playing Retrospect too.

Where would you most like to play?
Would have to be Japan. Not totally sure why but that’s always been a goal of ours.