Feature: “If I…” with Glass City Vice’s Josh Oliver

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For this edition of “If I…” we spoke to Josh Oliver, the vocalist and guitarist from Brighton Alt-Pop upstarts Glass City Vice.

Since forming in 2010, the quartet have played alongside the likes of The Audition, The Xcerts and Freeze The Atlantic, building a solid following along the way. 

They’re set to start 2013 with a UK tour alongside ReachbackBentley Park and Room Service next month and is bound to see the band continue their rise with their mix of sensible pop hooks and dynamic alt-rock instrumentation. 

Josh spoke to Already Heard to tell us which Jimmy Eat World song he wish had written, who would play his fantasy festival, what piece of advice he’d give to new bands and more.

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If I could re-record one song it would be…
Josh Oliver: The new David Bowie track – ‘Where Are We Now?’

If I could re-live one tour/show it would be…
JO: Foo Fighters at Reading 2012.

If I had the chance to play one venue it would be…
JO: London Koko. Although its not massive, it looks amazing inside and I have seen some of my favourite shows there!

If I could play with one band it would be…
JO: Manchester Orchestra or Brand New.

If I could play with any person living or dead it would be…
JO: Trent Reznor, not necessarily one of my inspirations but just think it would be mental!

If I could bring back any band that have split up, it would be…
JO: Does Nirvana count?

If I wasn’t playing music, I would be…
JO: Wondering what to do with my life

If I could play a different genre it would be…
JO: Something fast and and intense like At The Drive In

If I could have written any song it would be…
JO: ‘Bleed American’ by Jimmy Eat World.

If I could have written any album it would be…
JO: ‘Narrow Stairs’ by Death Cab For Cutie.

If I could headline any festival, it would be…
JO: Glastonbury

If I could organise my own festival, the bands playing would be…
JO: Where do I start. All Get Out, Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters, The Xcerts, Manchester Orchestra, Dinosaur Pile Up, Canterbury, Queens of The Stoneage, Death Cab For Cutie, Brand New, Arcane Roots, Alexisonfire, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Elliot Smith, Bad Books, Ben Howard. So many more but something for everyone!

If I could play any other instrument, it would be…
JO: Saxaphone! Could listen to it being played all day.

If I could give one piece of advice to a new band, it would be…
JO: Don’t give up! Work hard and don’t make enemies! That was 3 for the price of 1.

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Glass City Vice will begin a UK tour next month alongside Reachback, Bentley Park and Room Service.

February
16th Space Bar, Newcastle
17th Fibbers, York
18th Ballroom, Birmingham
19th B2, Norwich
20th Harlow Square, Essex
21st Audio, Brighton
23rd The Vic Inn, Derby
24th O2 Academy Islington, London

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