Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Law Get A Fair Scare

DUNDEE rockers The Law warmed up for Balado with a different type of tea in the park.

The indie icons, who have played a number of raucous gigs with fellow Scots The View, were filming their new video at a fairground when singer Stuart Purvey took fright on the big rides.

So the boys were reduced to taking a seat in the kiddies' tea cups.

Stuart and band members Stevie Anderson, Simon Donald and Martin Donald took a break from rehearsals for this weekend's T in the Park to record the promo for future single The Chase at M& Ds in Strathclyde Country Park, near Motherwell.

However, plans nearly came unstuck when Stuart revealed he is petrified of amusement park rides, even the childfriendly swing carousel.

Stuart said: "We started filming on the ride and I was fine until it began to go round, taking us upwards and going faster, at which point I completely froze. I needed some severe coaxing from the rest of the band to start singing again.

"Even worse, I had go on the ride more than six times to get all the shots.

"I definitely prefer to keep my feet on the ground."

The Law play the BBC Introducing stage at T In The Park on Saturday at 2.45pm. And they hope it's a less stressful trip than last year, when they had to make a midnight dash from their studio in Cornwall to get to Kinross in time for their set on theFutures Stage.

They managed the 560-mile journey in time for their gig and no doubt for a bit of a knees-up with best buddies The View. The two bands have gigged and partied together for the last few years.

Last year Stuart even stood in for View singer Kyle at a Nottingham gig when he was too drunk to sing. He started the set but Stuart had to take over when Kyle was struggling to even stand up, let alone play.

The Law aren't exactly goodie two-shoes has just the Boss's on though. The boys got into trouble during a recording session in Cornwall for breaking into the booze cabinet.

Stuart admitted at the time: "The boys and I stayed up late and we ended up breaking the padlock into the drinks fridge. We drank all the beer and wine."

Don't Stop, Believe, the first single from their debut album, is released on July 20. And they play the Doghouse in Dundee on July 18.

Their album, A Measure of Wealth, is set for release on September 28.

Find out more about The Law at www.thelaw music.com

By Beverly Lyons, 7th July 2009

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