May 3, 2012 14:48
The Horrors: 'Small venues are where the exciting stuff happens' - video
The 'Skying' rockers also reveal their favourite small venue
The Horrors have spoken in support of the UK's small venues and revealed which of Britain's intimate gig settings is their favourite.
Speaking to NME in a video, which you can see by scrolling up to the top of the page and clicking, bassist Rhys Webb has spoken about his love of playing in small venues, praising the atmosphere they provide gigs with.
He said: "Let's face it, the main thing about a venue is the atmosphere and how rooms create the atmosphere. The larger the room the less atmosphere you can get, they turn into leisure centres. It's especially important for new bands, because they still need to do that, even with smaller crowds. "
He continued: "You can't get the same intimacy when you make the room a little bit bigger and the ceiling a bit higher. Small venues are where the exciting stuff happens, you've got to have those places for bands to start."
Webb also named his favourite small venue as The Buffalo Bar in North London and said of it: "One of the venues I really like is the Buffalo Bar in London where we do our Cave club there every month. It's fantastic, we've had Toy, Ipso Facto play some of their first shows there and me and Joe [Spurgeon - Horrors drummer] have played there with various people. You can't beat having the audience right there in front of you."
To read a new interview with The Horrors, pick up the new issue of NME which is on UK newsstands and available digitally.
The Horrors are playing at this year's T In The Park, which is taking place July 6-8 in Balado Park, Kinross. To check the availability of T In The Park 2012 tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.
The Horrors are also among the bands playing an intimate hometown show as part of JD Roots, who have partnered with NME to support local music and search for Britain's Best Small Venue. The band will play Southend Chinnerys on May 9, with The Cribs returning to Wakefield Theatre Royal on May 16 and Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic playing Glasgow's King Tut's on May 3.
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