Vistas' Prentice Robertson – 'My main aim always when writing a song is for it to mean something to someone else'

Frontman of Edinburgh's indie rock group on their sound, Scotland's music scene and plans for they year

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Vistas Prentice Robertson – 'My main aim always when writing a song is for it to mean something to someone else'

They're influenced by the likes of Biffy, the View and Twin Peaks, and their personal interests include 'choruses'. They're Vistas. We had a few words with Prentice Robertson (vox and guitar) about what they get up to when they're not out gaining a reputation for their high-energy indie performances

On their sound: Bright high energy indie-rock with big choruses.

On songwriting: I write the bones of the song and we flesh it out together: that's what makes Vistas' sound. My main aim always when writing a song is for it to mean something to someone else. I think if I've done that then I've done my job as a songwriter. It's also always great if I can get the song stuck in someone's head. That's always a bonus.

On who's killing it right now: That would have to be Fatherson. They've produced consistently good music for so long now and I can't wait to hear more and see where they take their band. I also really admire the way they have built their band from the start and I feel they're a testament to the idea that hard work pays off.

On Scotland's scene: There are a lot of good bands all over Scotland right now from Edinburgh to Aberdeen to John O'Groats, and it's really exciting to see these Scottish bands becoming more recognised.

On their plans for this year: We have a new single called 'Strong Swimmer' coming out in April. Then the rest of 2017 is going to be filled with constant gigging, writing and recording. We want to spend 2017 sharing our music with as many people as we can and we hope people will join us for the ride.

Vistas play Wide Days, Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, Fri 21 Apr.

Wide Days

Born to be Wide present two days of music seminars. Speakers include Geoff Ellis of DF Concerts; manager Jenny Carroll; booking agent Becky Sugden, and vinyl expert Del Sawers. Performances come from Declan Welsh & the Decadent West, Emme Woods, JR Green, the Ninth Wave, The Spook School, the Vegan Leather, and Vistas.

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