Personality Clash

Roxanne Clifford from Veronica Falls interviews Eugene Kelly of The Vaselines fame.

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Two artists, one conversation. Personality Clash: bringing like minds together since 2004.

The Vaselines’ Eugene Kelly met up with Veronica Falls’ Roxanne Clifford through the wire to chat comebacks, The Vaselines’ new LP ‘Sex With An X’, relationships and everything in between…

The Vaselines – Eugene Kelly

The Vaselines may have released just two albums since their 1986 inception, but the legacy of the Glasgwegians’ music is unquestionable. Championed by the one and only Kurt Cobain, Eugene, Frances and co. have inspired a steady stream of jangly lo-fi enthusiasts to follow suit. in my front room and we played each other the songs we had.

Veronica Falls – Roxanne Clifford

London-based four-piece Veronica Falls have experienced the first hand benefits of Glasgow’s rich musical history and channel that typical ’80s indie-pop sound into their sweet C86-style pop. Hardly surprising then that they cite The Vaselines amongst their biggest influences…

Roxanne: So how’s the tour going?
Eugene: We’re still on the road; we’ve done about five shows now. It’s going well, we’ve got a new line-up so we’ve been trying to find our feet for the first couple of shows and get the balance going.

Roxanne: Has it been nerve-wracking getting out there and performing again?
Eugene: Yes, definitely. We haven’t played for a year-and-a-half, so even though we’ve rehearsed a lot it took me a couple of shows to really focus myself, get the lyrics properly in my head and the guitar solos right.

Roxanne: How have people responded to your new album?
Eugene: I think everyone’s getting it. We’ve been playing lots of new stuff and lots of old stuff at the shows so it’s hard to say because I think at a lot of the shows in England people are only seeing us play for the first time and want to hear old stuff.

Read the full interview HERE

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