Monday, 23 April 2012

30 SECOND INTERVIEW: Winterhours

Winterhours @ The Boileroom, Guildford April 20th 2012

Fellow Blogger, Sfw devised a set of short questions to ask, should we find ourselves in the position to chat to a band or artist, a good idea...much better than throwing a pair of pants on stage or shouting out I love you!

On Friday 20th April, Shell Hunter, London Scouser and I had the pleasure to see our band of the moment, Clock Opera, at the Boileroom in Guildford, supported by Winterhours and Mr Fogg. The intimate venue, passionate crowd and Red Stripe all adding to the atmosphere in what was a memorable night. We were pleasantly surprised by a powerful live performance from Winchester four piece, Winterhours, with song 'The Ghost' a particular highlight. I felt they had a an old school 70's rock feel to their playing style but mixed in with a myriad of modern sounds such as Bon Iver, Kings of Leon and Pearl Jam (all good in my book). A performance which prompted us to buy their CD single and firmly establish themselves on our radar....(don't you love it when this happens?)

Winterhours were also kind enough to allow me the time to 'interview' them whilst they were milling around having a post gig pint. I hastily wrote the answers on the back of their CD so please excuse any inaccuracies. Thanks guys!

1) What music are you listening to at the moment:-
My Morning Jacket - Circuital
Wild Beasts - Smother
and pretty much anything by Pearl Jam

2) What album could you not live without?
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

3) Who would you most like to work with?
Alison Kraus, Pearl Jam

4) What's your favourite place on earth and why?
Tarifa, Spain

(I hope I heard correctly. Though I forgot to ask why but do I really need to? Having been to Andalusia, I'd say sun, sea, surf, wine, food, scenery, music are all good enough reasons....)

5) Crisps or chocolate?
Crisps, all answered correctly even getting a bonus point for choosing Salt n' Vinegar

6) Small club or arena?
Obviously it would be amazing to play in an arena to all your fans and perhaps an obvious way to measure success but playing in a smaller venue is a lot more intimate, something which is lost in a larger venue.

7) CD or download?
CD, to have and to hold and to even smell. Music is far more tangible in this way and the artwork is also appreciated which would be otherwise non existent as a download.

8) If you had to cover a song, what would you choose?
Killing Moon - Echo and the Bunnymen. Which I believe they have already recorded, we'll look forward to hearing that.....

Thanks again Winterhours for your time!!

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