Keeping crazy alive, Jonty (bass/eggman) and Elliott (lead guitar noodles man) from We Were Glue speak to us about thier upcoming single ‘Birthday’ that we believe you are going to love. We Were Glue’s happy, upbeat vibes are catchy and powerful, which will grab you by the hand and take you for a ride.
Tell us about your aims when creating music, and where does that aim stem from?
A desperate need for validation. A desperate need for validation. A desperate need for validation. A desperate need for validation. A desperate need for validation. A desperate need for validation.
What was the catalyst for picking up instruments and wanting to start a band?
Michael had a lot of angst, we were kicked out of our old band and pretty bored. Angus was one of only three drummers we had a ever met so we had to use him. He’s a good boy.
Were you very influential to music when growing up or did you establish your own musical preferences?
We used to be in Queen, actually. We were very influential as kids. After leaving that side project we bought Life in Cartoon Motion, so draw what conclusions you want from that.
Tell us about what it was like when you first started writing?
Michael would cry with his guitar in his bedroom and then do the same when we met up for practice. It was pretty awkward.
What’s the music scene like in Liverpool at the moment? Any band recommendations?
Since being at uni it seems to have taken a bit of resurgence, which is nice. Black Pulp and Lilium are really good bands we have come across.
Have you got any shows coming up where people can watch you?
Our release show on 12th May at Studio 2. Free entry if you’re there for the first band, £1 thereafter. We are playing in London in the summer but not sure on details yet. Follow malteasers on Facebook for updates.
What and who influences you musically?
Our influences are widely varied from your mum right the way up to your dad.
Describe your song-writing process?
Slow and lazy. Imagine how a regular band writes songs, now put 3 months in between each session.
What was it like recording your new upcoming single ‘Birthday’?
We met up with Scottish man Mark Morrow who recently recorded Medicine by Vistas. He had bare fairy lights in the studio which was nice for not feeling bad about yourself when fucking up takes. When recording Birthday we didn’t know what to write to tie the last two sections together, so ended up just having nothing. Silence speaks init.
Although you are in a band, do you still have to work day jobs in-between live shows?
We should do but we don’t – we live off student loans, sweet sweet bursaries and the occasional paid gig. Does being the manager of CHICKEN NUGGETz on FUT count?
How would you like people to respond to your music? Do you wish to connect emotionally with the audience or is it just about having a party?
Is that to say people don’t feel emotion at parties? If you don’t feel emotions at parties then you’re going to the wrong parties. I think we generally let the audience engage however they please, we do our thing and if people like it then happy days.
Listen to We Were Glue below, and check out ‘Birthday’ on May 12th.