END OF YEAR ROUND-UP: THE WEEKS
It’s been one hell of a year for Nashville-based crooners The Weeks. After dropping a new album and touring non-stop, the band won’t stop. What does 2014 hold? Right off the bat the boys will be touring the States as part of the 2014 Communion tour, followed by some Texas + West Coast dates (including a Nashville stop with UK wunderkind Jake Bugg). Get to know ‘em. Read on…
This year was a huge one for new music. What are your top 5 picks for albums that came out this year?
North Mississippi Allstars - World Boogie Is Coming
J. Roddy Walston and the Business - Essential Tremors
David Bowie - The Next Day
Sol Cat - Welcome to Cowabunga
Junior Astronomers - Dead Nostalgia
What was the defining moment of your year? The absolute highlight.
Our sold out London show at Dingwalls. We’ve never experienced a rowdier crowd. People were flying on to the stage and staying there. For that show to be in London was pretty special, they’ve really embraced us over the past year.
New Year’s resolutions are lame. Instead, do you have any big plans for the new year?
Write. Record. Release. Tour. Tour. Tour. Basically what we did this year just bigger and better every year. 2013 squared.
What TV series have you followed religiously this year?
Being on tour prevents us from following anything too closely, but we all started Breaking Bad this year. That’s a pretty good example of how out of touch we can be with TV shows. We’re always late to the party.
Is there a 2013 trend you hope doesn’t survive to 2014?
The side shave and excessive leather.
Webster’s Dictionary deemed “selfie” the word of the year. What’s your pick?
Salty. Easily the most used word within the band.
The most overrated thing from 2013 is ______.
Folk bands being bundled in with rock n roll bands.
How many planes have you been on in the past year?
Probably like 20. Feels like 200000.
Best thing you’ve read all year. Go.
"Ham on Rye" by Charles Bukowski.
Have any parting words of wisdom?
Keep your hair long, and your groove strong.