Exposure: The Seventeenth Century

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Glasgow based five-piece The Seventeenth Century are a folk rock band with a cornet player and an allergy to electric instruments. They’ve already hit Go North and Rock Ness, and drummer Andy Truscott tells us why we should make sure to watch C17’s gentle brand of literature-referencing, Beach Boys-esque pop when they play the T Break Stage this year.

You’ve been to TITP before as a punter. What’s your fondest memory?
T in the Park’s usually quite wild, it’ll probably be the same this year … a lot of staying up all night. In 2004 I waited all day to see Interpol, that was pretty special. I’m most looking forward to seeing Broken Social Scene this year. And Eminem!

Congrats on making it to the T Break stage. What can we expect?
Something different. No one’s got a line up like we do and the songs are accessible: we’ve been compared to Arcade Fire previously. We’re really energetic – so there’ll be lots of jumping about. We like to think we’ll grab the crowd’s attention straight away. Mainly we just play our songs; the music talks more than we do.

The Seventeenth Century play the T Break stage at T In The Park on Friday 9 July.
www.myspace.com/theseventeenthcentury

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