The Vines' Craig Nicholls Is Much Less Egomaniacal These Days
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:30:03
The Aussie rock band The Vines exploded with their debut album Highly Evolved back in 2002, when the retro revival was gaining steam. Frontman Craig Nicholls has admitted that he had a bit of a big head and an ego in those early days, something he has gotten in check.
In a chat with The Guardian, Nicholls admitted, "Even before we put out an album, I was very big-headed. I knew I wanted to do something big and special. I already thought I was a genius! So I was just going, 'Great!' My head got even bigger! I liked it. Maybe I should say I didn't know what all the fuss was about but I think we deserved that attention."
That's honest. What band doesn't think the world needs to pay attention to their music?!
Nicholls confessed that he is not so ego-driven these days, saying, "It's better now, I'm a little bit older so I can hopefully avoid anything happening and we can do some gigs. They won't be completely boring, I'm still mental, but it won't be insanely violent at any point, hopefully. When you're making music, you don't want insane violence."
The Vines just released their sixth album Wicked Nature, which was fan-supported via PledgeMusic.
Have you seen The Vines live? Will you check out their new album?