YOU NEED TO HEAR THISOctober 2, 2013
Last week the first leg of our You Need To Hear This fresher’s tour kicked off, quite literally, at London’s Old Blue Last in Shoreditch. Enticed by the thought of beer tokens, sweaty students, mosh pits and free Philips headphones (everybody loves a freebie!), we just had to get involved.
On the bill to feed some fresher fury was Brighton surf doom trio The Wytches. We caught some words with lead singer Kristian and bassist Dan a few hours before they ~graced~ the stage.
UO: So here we are, first night of the tour, sitting in the home of Vice. How are you guys feeling?
K: Yeah good, we’re excited about it! We used to play on this road loads back in the day, so we’ve played the Old Blue Last quite a lot.
UO: Your live show is pretty aggressive – do you guys have to hype yourself up before you get on stage?
K: Nah, not really, we just kind of linger about until we go on. We don’t huddle up or slap each other or anything. The music works us up.
D: I feel really weird if we’re not being aggressive on stage. If you’re standing up to watch a band it can be quite a chore, so you got to give them something good.
UO: Do you remember your good old fresher’s days?
K: Yeah I went to Brighton Music College for two years, but we never really did the fresher’s thing.
D: We had quite a bad attendance record. We were doing the band anyway so we just quit to carry on with this.
UO: We’re a massive fan of your current single Beehive Queen. Are there any plans for an album?
K: We just put out a cassette with 3 songs that we wanted to get out there before they’re dead, ones we probably won’t even play on tour. It starts with a heavy track, goes into a softer sound, then back into, well…just doom!
D: We had 150 made. Only 50 of them are on the tour.
K: We have a proper single coming out on the 4th of November too; it’s called Robe for Juda.
D: It’s heavy…
K: But you can dance to it n all that, if you really wanted too.
UO: If you could have anyone to come on stage and play a song with you, who would it be?
K: Rowland S Howard – the guitar player from The Birthday Party, one of Nick Cave’s first bands. But he’s dead now…
D: Yeah that’s cant really happen now. Perhaps Bill Ryder Jones, the lead guitarist from the Coral.
The tour continues this week! Click the image below to get in for free and win some Urban Outfitters shiz…
(Photo Credit – Will Coutts)