Sony Music It's a warm spring afternoon and James Allan, frontman and…
- Posted on Jun 16th 2011 5:00PM by Matt Glazebrook
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The Glaswegian singer cut a predictably decadent and drug-addled figure following the release of his band's much-hyped debut album. Now, thanks to Ma Allan's disapproval, the perennially sunglasses-clad singer says he's back on the straight and narrow.
"My mum was going to kill me," he told the NME. "I had to speak to her about the way I'd been living. Only after that could things move forwards."
"Rock 'n' roll and selling records are not worth it for me if my mum's upset," the 'Daddy's Gone' vocalist continued. "She comes before anything, rock 'n' roll included. So I don't take cocaine now. Even the thought of anything going up my nose makes me sick."
Not that Allan has completely abandoned his enthusiasm for hackneyed rock god behaviour -- he's apparently taken up residence in a five-star hotel in his hometown.
"When I come back to Glasgow, I live in a hotel full-time," he revealed. "It is a bizarre existence, but the good thing is I don't allow myself to be deceived into living any kind of normal existence."