We’re putting the spotlight on the hottest and most exciting new bands around with a brand new Introducing feature, ready to highlight the artists with the biggest potential to make an impact on their scene. This time, we’re taking a look at Leeds newcomers Weirds who are preparing for the release of their debut record ‘Swarmculture’, which is out on May 12th via Alcopop! Records. We caught up with guys to talk about their formation, influences and their upcoming tour with The Wytches.
FOR FANS OF:
Allusondrugs / Milk Teeth / The Wytches
Weird Sun EP (2016) [Download]
LATEST MUSIC VIDEO:
APRIL 19 – CAMBRIDGE, Portland Arms (w/ The Wytches)
APRIL 20 – STOCKTON ON TEES, Georgian Theatre (w/ The Wytches)
APRIL 23 – SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners (w/ The Wytches)
APRIL 24 – CARDIFF, Clwb Ifor Bach (w/ The Wytches)
APRIL 29 – LEEDS, Live At Leeds
APRIL 18-20 – BRIGHTON, The Great Escape
APRIL 31 – MANCHESTER, Gullivers
JUNE 1 – CARDIFF, Full Moon Club
JUNE 3 – LONDON, Camden Rocks FestivAL
JUNE 4 – BRISTOL, Crofters Rights
JUNE 6 – LEICESTER, The Cookie
JUNE 7 – LEEDS, Brudenell Social
JUNE 8 – GLASGOW, Broadcast
JUNE 9 – NEWCASTLE, Cluny 2
JUNE 12 – HULL, Polar Bear
JULY 6-8 – UPCOTE FARM, 2000 Trees Festival
JUL 21-23 – OXFORDSHIRE, Truck Festival
WHAT THE BAND SAY:
DP!: How would you describe yourselves to someone who has never heard Weirds before?
Weirds: Dark, Heavy, Psychedelic.
DP!: How did the band form?
Weirds: We’ve been playing music together since we were 15/16 years old and all went to the same school. It started during lunch times where we, looking back, probably really pissed of all of the music department and anyone trying to have a fucking clarinet lesson or whatever haha!
DP!:What plans do you have for the future?
Weirds: Short term, we’re touring pretty extensively and have a busy festival season coming up so we’re excited about that! In the long term, just to keep making music together and keep playing as many shows as possible. It’s all we know.
DP!:Which new bands are you listening to right now?
Weirds: We all listen to a bunch of different types of music. There’s a real mix. Collectively though I’d say we’ve all been listening to a lot of Danny Brown, Electric Wizard and Josefin Ohrn + The Liberation. We’re on tour with The Wytches at the minute who are another band we’ve all been listening to so it’s great to get to see them play every night!
DP!:Which bands do you aspire to and why?
Weirds: There’s definitely bands we really respect but I wouldn’t say there’s anyone in particular we aspire to. There are no rules in music so to try and achieve something someone else has or the path they took to achieve it would be pointless, we just do what we do and hopefully people will like it!
DP!:What’s the stand out moment in your career so far?
Weirds: It has to be the whole album process, from recording it to signing with Alcopop! and everything that comes with it. The shows have really started to go off and there’s a whole urgency about it building up, we’re pumped to get it out and show people what we’ve done with ‘Swarmculture’.
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