An interview with Plymouth rad lads WOAHNOWS



Plymouth based three piece WOAHNOWS are full of announcements at the minute. Having whet the appetites of fans with the release of single ‘Life In Reverse’ at the start of Summer (on cassette tape no less,) they’ve just announced a run of free entry shows with Leeds based rad lads Brawlers who are on the verge of something special themselves! The dates will see them take in London, Nottingham, Bristol and Leeds – No entrance fee means all the beers!


As well as that, they’re also playing the album launch show of their bezzie mates Gnarwolves, which takes place Monday 15thSeptember at The Black Heart in Camden. Add this to the news that their debut record is on its way, released through Big Scary Monsters no less, and it seems like there’s a lot of excitement in the WOAHNOWS camp!

Latest track ‘Life In Reverse’ is a real thrashy, sun-soaked blast, and a perfect companion to the (mostly) great weather we’ve had in the UK this Summer. A real scuzzy, bright sounding tune with those gang vocals we’ve come to know and love! Check the track out below:

Fielding questions from Birthday Cake For Breakfast is WOAHNOWS front man Tim Rowing-Parker, here to give you the scoop on the Brawlers shows, new material and how they’ve spent their summer.

BCFB: You’ve just announced a run of free entry shows with Brawlers – how stoked are you for that?
Tim: Very! We just love playing shows. I know Harry from Brawlers from a previous life, so it will be cool to hang out and tell everyone I know they’re on the guest list and hope they don’t notice it’s a free show anyway. 

This follows on from your single release at the start of the Summer. What can you tell us about ‘Life In Reverse’?
Not sure, I know it sounds pretty happy but I guess the lyrics are all about little struggles we all have and trying to overcome them. We just make it sound happy not to bum everyone out. 

How has the reception to the track been? How have people been taking to it at live shows?
It’s been really good, which is reassuring. It would suck to think we’re just getting worse; we should have another record before that starts to happen. 

The new track is proper sun-soaked – How has your summer been as a band?
Great; played some fun festivals, Dan got married and we’ve been cracking on with a bunch of new songs. 

Your debut full length is being released through Big Scary Monsters – How does it feel to have it released through BSM, rubbing shoulders with loads of other great bands?
I danced around my kitchen when Kev from BSM first said he’d put our stuff out. I’ve been a fan of the label since the Tubelord days and to see our name on a roster with bands like Joyce Manor, Hop Along and Gnar Gnars is super cool.

Can you tell us a bit more about the record? What can we expect from your debut full length?
I think it’ll sound a little different, maybe a bit more indie and spacious, but even trying to do that everything still seems to come out in our usual hyperactive and skatty fashion. 

Have you got anything else coming out from the record before its release?
Yea I reckon so, but will save it until it’s close to the release.


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