- 01 May 03
The Dandy Warhols made their escape from urban bohemia witha little help from Vodafone. now they’re going retro-glam. Zia McCabe explains.
Despite a somewhat colourful reputation for her antics (getting her tits out on stage and stealing booze from Liam Gallagher’s dressing room… the list goes on) Dandy Warhols keyboardist Zia McCabe has her head firmly screwed on.
Having scored a lucrative advertising deal with mobile giants Vodafone, 2002 saw The Dandies propel their excellent 13 Tales Of Urban Bohemia album to gold and platinum status all over Europe, taking in a series of festival dates that garnered a diverse selection of new-found fans.
“That whole project was single-handedly Vodafone,” says Zia. “We’d toured, we’d done what we could with that album and we were going home to make a new one. We were like, ‘Oh, it was a moderate success, a little bit more successful than the one before’.”