DEEP BLUE SOMETHING
Best known for Breakfast At Tiffany’s, a mid-90s smash single that reached No.1 here and No.5 in the US, Deep Blue Something gradually faded away in popularity over time, as so many bands like them have done so. But over the last few years they’ve been quietly touring again, reactivating their fanbase and enjoying themselves. Chatting to the band, Buzz asks if the mood is much different.
“It’s much lighter than it was when we had the angst and pressure of a band in their early 20s. We probably took things way too seriously and felt like hell all the time. These days it’s more about getting together, having a few drinks and playing some music.”
Unlike some, they’ve embraced their status as a one-hit wonder. Where some bands grow to hate the song that brings them fame, Deep Blue Something understand the part it plays in their lives. “At the beginning, it was just another song in the set. People liked the tune right away, but it wasn’t a major part of the show or anything like that. When it finally got to radio and took off as our first single, it was a dream come true for us and it gave us the opportunity to tour the world.
“Over the years, after the song kinda took a life of its own; there were definitely times it got a bit frustrating to constantly talk about Breakfast At Tiffany’s in every interview or appearance, but after all this time, we feel very lucky to be a part of something that strikes a chord with so many people and it’s still a blast to play it at every show. It’s always a massive singalong and there’s nothing better than that.”
Although the Texas group played a fair few gigs in the UK 20 years ago, there was never a full tour. “We played a few shows here and there but we never got to play Newcastle, Nottingham, Bristol or Swansea, so we’re really looking forward to all of it. Hopefully we’ll get to come back for a longer tour sooner than later.”
words Fedor Tot
Sin City, Swansea, Fri 15 Mar. Tickets: £18. Info: 01792 468892 / www.sincityclub.co.uk