Today we meet, War Waves. I like the style and the flow of the music , reminds me of London in the early 90’s . Cool guitar licks, vocals that are wrapped in indie sensibilities. I wish we could put up a few more tracks from their upcoming album but that will have to wait but trust me , the tracks are kicking good tunes. War Waves are a band for these times to remind us of the work and skill that goes into making a good record. Give a listen today and stay tuned to 50thirdand3rd , as soon as the new album goes live, it’ll be posted….
Meet – War Waves:
(all questions answered by marc – singer, songwriter and founder of war waves)
for those unfamiliar with your bands history, can you tell us all how you all met up and decided to start a band ?
I’ve been writing songs since I was 15 (I’m the dizzying heights of 28 now…) and have always been trying to persuade people to play them with me! We’re four close friends who all share a similar taste and passion for music, so a couple of years ago, we finally got round to practicing together regularly and working on some of the songs I had written.
who would you list as your musical influence?.
As a band, Brand New, The Smiths and Frightened Rabbit and for me personally, the three previously mentioned bands, plus Saves the Day and the Gaslight Anthem.
whats the coolest thing that’s happened to you as a band since you started up?
It will sound corny, but the simple fact that people I don’t know and have never met listen to our music blows my mind. I know that there are people from all over the world who own our cd, and that’s quite hard to get my head around sometimes. Oh, and the first time being played on national radio was a special moment for us all.
what are your hopes and dreams as a band for the next few years.
To keep making music together, recording, playing live as much as we can and smiling, ideally.
what are some of your favorite albums from the past few years?
I can only speak for myself here, but I’m really enjoying everything Pinegrove are putting out at the moment. The last Deftones release was great too.
Do you see any real use for social media , or is it all just a pain in the ass to keep with?
For us, social media (Twitter especially) has been vital for us reaching people all over the world and getting us heard. I’m a big supporter of it – though I don’t use it in my personal life. I haven’t got Facebook or anything like that.
Do you pay attention to reviews or comments from people about your music or do you just turn that noise off.
We don’t play music for the accolades, but it’s always nice to read balanced, honest assessments of your work, regardless of whether it’s positive or negative. You have to learn to enjoy the little victories in life and if someone doesn’t like your music, hey, at least they’ve heard it. We’ve been very blessed to have received very positive reviews on all of our releases so far and it does create a warm feeling for me. You just have to make sure you remain grounded and balanced.
If you could tour anywhere in the world , where would you want to go.
Canada! Or Norway. That’s potentially more for the wildlife though…
Can music save the mortal soul or is just a good backbeat to your life.
It’s certainly saved me. I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for music. It’s been my best (and sometimes only) friend in real times of hardship.
Any last thoughts for your fans?
Thank you, thank you and thank you again for listening and supporting us. We’re pretty approachable people and are quite active on Twitter, so pop us a message to say hey!