Scottish bands storming Orange Unsigned
SCOTTISH indie acts are taking the nation by storm on the Channel 4 show, Orange Unsigned.
Dubbed by some as an ‘indie X Factor’ the show pits unsigned artists from across Britain against each other.
We had a chance to speak to based to Glasgow based artists, the Fangs and Tommy Reilly.
Although they were put out, glam act, the Fangs will be back in January for the Wildcard show where they get a chance to re-enter the competition.
We spoke to Marko Mein, guitarist from The Fangs.
What was it like playing front of the crowd and the panel of judges?
“We went into it with the fact that we weren’t winning it in mind.
“I reall liked the judges. I though a lot of what they were saying was correct wether it was about fangs or the bands.
“It was a good mix with of people- you had folk from big indy bands, TV personalisties and industry professionals.”
Do you think you could pull it off in front of the X Factor panel?
“I’d love to do it in front of the X-factor judges, I mean there’s parallels between both shows. I guess what we’ve done an Indy X-factor.
“We all enjoyed performing on the show I think because all the band loves the telly so much.
“ I mean essentially that’s all it is eh?”
How has 2008 went for you in general? Are you confident about the Wild Card show?
“We have got a lot of fans around the UK and we’ve been only touring a year so I think that’s pretty positive.
“I think its going to be hard to call, but you never know.”
And if you could play in a band with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
“If I was to play in any band living or dead, it’d have to be in a Ziggy stardust era Bowie kind of thing.
“ Glam’s our thing and I reckon we could have done a smashing job there.”
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