R13: How did the band get together?
Kev:We formed quite organically. Myself and Colin went to University together and started writing songs after we left realsing that we were rubbish at holding down proper jobs. Tim, Jamie and Noel were all friends of ours who slowly became band members one by one.

R13: What kind of common inspirations (both musical and worldly) do you share?
Kev:A mutual love of The Beach Boys and mid 90's American guitar bands like Pixies, Guided By Voices, Flaming Lips, Grandaddy etc...

R13: You played Somerset House with fellow The Fratellis, I imagine that's one of the largest stages that you've played so far, how did it go down?
Kev:Yeah. It went brilliantly. We had a great time. We weren't sure how the crowd would react to us at first but they really got into it. It's definitely one of our favourite gigs so far.

R13: Are you nervous about playing festivals over the summer or will there be enough of your fans there to get you through?
Kev:I think we've got to the stage now where there are people coming to see us who know the songs. But we are more interested in the people who haven't heard us yet. We like the challenge of having to win over crowds who don't know who we are.

R13: You're playing two sets at V Festival; can we expect something a bit special at either?
Kev: Yup. Well apart from our usual blisteringly great rock and roll set, there may be a special G(u)est at one of the V Festival performances but it's a bit up in the air at the moment.
The band have been working with TV star David Gest who features in the video for their new single, 'Bring You Down'

R13: The majority of the band come from Glasgow, do you feel that the music scene there is still producing good new bands?
Kev: Absolutely. It's a crazy conveyor belt of talent up here. I love the fact that there are so many successful Glasgow bands but none of them sound anything like one another. I don't know what causes it. There's a fiercely independent spirit in the Glasgow music scene which, while it can be a harsh mistress, is also important in making sure people are trying to do new and original things.

R13: You've been recording an album, when is it out and what can we expect from it?
Kev:The album is out in September, is called, Friday Night Lights, and is a good mixture of all the different types of songs we write. I suppose it kind of sums up our lives growing up in Glasgow.

R13: What's the best song that you've heard recently?
Kev:I seem to hear and become obssessed with a new great song every few days. Currently I'm listening intently to a track by Swedish songwriter Jens Lekman called 'The Opposite of Hallelujah.' Check it out if you don't know it!