it was," states Jonny. "We were angry at the crowd
for being so fucking narrow minded."
He should perhaps channel that anger and energy into song
"Anger is quite good I suppose," continues Jonny.
"I think you've got to be fairly contemplative to write
a song. If we're in a rehearsal studio together and there's
some tension there that's quite good. I think tension is a
good thing for rock and roll bands."
"Yeah it forces an idea through really if someone gets
pissed off with something," says Miles slightly nodding
So by definition Glitterbox is a rock and roll band. Rock
and roll bands play their music loud don’t they? Glitterbox
apparently do as Jonny explains.
"We have a volume competition on stage which is fucking
getting to my throat and making me hoarse. We behave just
like every other bunch of blokes that go on tour together.
You get six men in a van. It starts off with the first two
days being really civilised and then it descends into full
Though Glitterbox shouldn't be perceived as an angst ridden
collective of individuals looking to music as a form of escapism.
"I think we're doing what no-one else is doing,"
states Jonny. "We might be a little bit awkward in the
context of what is going on at the moment. I think it would
be rewarding if they gave us a second listen. We're an amazing
pop band and as good as anything out there at the minute.
It will change your life. We really believe that music can
change your life, that's what we're doing it for."
Interviewed by Andrew Mclean 1997
Photography © Steve