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Wednesday’s Child – Interview


Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)

PD: What type of artist are you?

WC: In terms of genre, we’re quite hard to define, but probably come under the bracket of Alternative – we combine jazz, psych rock and punk.

 

PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

WC: We both moved to London separately in our late teens, Emily to study jazz guitar, Georgia to study acting. We started to collaborate during the various lockdowns, sending ideas back and forth and eventually transitioning into in-person writing and recording.

 

PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

WC: For musical influences, we both really like Billie Holiday, The Beatles, Patti Smith (who we were lucky enough to have just seen at the Royal Albert Hall) and John Cooper Clarke.

Emily: My non-musical influence would be Hermione Granger – she’s super hard working and dedicated to what she does.

Georgia: Mine would be a cluster of female filmmakers – Joanna Hogg, Amma Asante, Hope Dickson Leach, Ida Lupino… so many more! Their example gives me the confidence to direct my own work; for instance our ‘Begin Again’ music video was directed by us and we had a 50/50 female/male ratio working on the project.

 

PD: What are your dreams and goals?

WC: Neither of us are big on working with some kind of achievement in mind, but we share a passion for honest, creative expression. Being able to continue making what we want without compromise would be the best goal.

 

PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

WC: We write everything ourselves. If we were able to explain what it’s all about, then we wouldn’t have needed to make the EP. We’re keen on the listener having freedom to interpret our songs in whichever way they want.

 

PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

WC: We’re on instagram @wednesdays_child_music and Facebook @WednesdaysChildMusic so we mostly promote our work on there. Look out for our flyers around London though – we’re currently promoting our launch gig at Paper Dress Vintage on 7th November!

 

PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

WC: Streaming and downloading is what we grew up with so we can’t really compare it to anything else, even though we do also like vinyl. As long as people are listening, that’s the main thing.

 

PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

WC: Emily: I think a lot of the Beatles’ songs as they’re so feel-good and memorable and also some Queen songs for the same reasons – particularly Hammer to Fall.

Georgia: Maybe something by Tchaikovsky, because that would mean I then possess the musical skill set to write ballets and operas and massive orchestrations.

 

PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

WC: Emily: People assuming that I’m the singer when I turn up to a gig.

Georgia: People not wearing masks in spaces they should. It’s the bare minimum effort!

 

PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

WC: This EP.

 

PD: So what are you working on at the moment?

WC: Translating the EP into a live sound. We are working to make our gigs visceral experiences with a lot of energy. People need to be riled up. We are also gearing up to the next recording project, whether that’s another EP or an album…

 

PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?

WC: The single will be available on all streaming platforms and stores from Friday 15th October, and the music video will also be out then. The full five-track EP will be on all platforms and stores from Friday 29th October (just in time for Halloween with all the spooky sounds we’ve got going on).

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