The band released their first record ('Never Enough';) via Loog last week (November 17th), and it's expected that the band will have a very fruitful 2004. That's when they actually decide to come down to London and play
We chucked some stock Q&As for The Open, and here were their replies
1) What led you to getting signed?
(i) Having great songs.
(ii) Doing our own thing.
(iii) Practicing hard every day.
2) Why did you sign to Loog Records?
Because we met James and he got it straight away. We got on with it, and he allowed us full artistic control. We can also send him weird compilation videos which freak him out... he doesn't know we send him them.
3) What effect is your music going to have on people?
They will feel that that the music is real and about the things that matter.
4) Where do you see music in general going in the next six months?
We're glad to see guitar music back, hopefully wiping all the manufactured pop shite away. It would be great to see more bands doing their own thing without the obvious scenes.
5) What's going down with you between now and spring?
We're recording our album and playing dates.
6) Do you have sex to your own music?
Every night, on our own.
The Open are:
Jim Reynolds - bass guitar; Alan Dutton - keyboards,
art; Jon Winter - electric guitar; Scott Holland
- drums; Steven Bayley - lead vocals, songs, guitars etc.
With The Duke Spirit
Nov 18 - Bristol Louisiana
Nov 19 - Oxford Zodiac
Nov 20 - Manchester Roadhouse
Nov 22 - Wolves Civic Little Room
Nov 23 - Nottingham Social
Nov 24 - Glasgow Barfly
With The Thrills
Nov 25 - Hull University
Nov 26 - Lancaster Sugarhouse
Nov 28 - Bristol University
Nov 29 - Oxford Brookes University
Nov 30 - Keele University
Dec 3 - Birmingham NEC