Tuesday, 29 July 2014

We're Only Here For The Banter - The Wild Curve

Each year summer brings with it sun, late nights, festivals and a raft of great tunes to soundtrack all of that.  This summer, one such tune is Warriors  from The Wild Curve, which we can offically class as a 'banger'. I caught up with the band to find out a little bit more.

Hello!  How the devil are you?

Hello! Very well indeed, thanks.

It's the question everyone hates, but could illuminate our readers with a little bit about your music and your influences?

Certainly.  We make Electronic pop music, similar to the likes of M83, Awolnation and Foster The People.  Or so we like to think anyway.  When we started writing together there was no real objective genre-wise, I guess our mutual appreciation of bands like Justice, Two Door Cinema Club and Miike Snow meant that we'd most likely end up sounding electronic, but hopefully retaining an indie vibe.

What's your song-writing / creative process like?

Generally speaking, our songs come about one of two ways.  It'll either start with an idea for a song lyrically or melodically and is developed on an acoustic guitar or piano at first, then we work on the production of it.  Alternatively, it can start with an idea for a track production-wise which we'll build up and then add vocals once it's taking shape.

What could we expect to see from a live show?

See, here's the thing...  We're not entirely sure yet.  We've spent every waking minute concentrating on writing and hadn't really thought about live until recently.  We have a rough idea of how we're going to do it.  I think the only thing that's safe to guarantee is that there'll be a whole lot of energy, that's for sure.

Tell us about new single Warriors.

Warriors came about whilst watching a documentary on Hiroshima.  There was an interview in it with the guy who actually dropped the bomb that day, killing all those people and causing mass destruction.  It was very emotive, I started thinking about the moments before he hit the button and a scenario where someone tries to talk him out of it.  A pretty grim subject for a song really, but as we worked on it I think it became more applicable to current day situations and issues in relationships.

What else have you got planned for 2014?

We're finding it hard to believe we're already over half way through 2014!  Time flies when your locked in a little studio under the stairs.  We'll continue to write and get a live show together in the not too distant future.  We don't like to plan too far ahead because so much can change in the near future.

What are you listening to at the moment?

Lately we've discovered the joys of Son Lux, Magic Man, Jai Paul and Ben Khan to name a few.  We're absolutely spoiled for choice in Scotland for local bands too, we listen to a lot of local stuff like The LaFontaines, Michael Cassidy and lately White and Lilac Pin too.

Thanks for speaking with us, would you care to share a joke with us?

It's been a pleasure.  We should do this again.

Jokes are not our forte, we don’t think you could Handel them…  Ohh!

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