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Interview – William Street Strikers

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How did the band start?
Our band formed in 2008 A series of circumstances meant all four of us were band-less, annoyed and bored. We were keen to do something substantial as a platform for our combined musical aspirations. We’d played together on and off in various situations so therefore weren’t entirely unfamiliar with each other, which can help.

 

How would you describe your band?

In terms of our new album, people already familiar with our music might notice a stylistic departure from past albums.

The band explores a more diverse range of musical styles, diverse by even our standards. We have artfully expanded our repertoire, whilst to still remaining dedicated to initial vision of this bands direction.

 

If you had to choose one song you’ve written that best defines your band which one would it be?

I would say our new single ” Wreck My Soul ”. The song has implied menace with dark lyrical complexity, juxtaposed against an almost saccharine melody. It effortlessly glides from explosion to hum. I think our audience will appreciate that the song’s buoyant overtones conceal a more sinister and despondent undercurrent.

 

In this day and age where anyone is pretty much able to pick up an instrument, what would you say sets your band apart from the rest?
Possibly the fact that we don’t know where it’s going go in any sense. We like to spread out a bit musically, we like to try to keep moving, which is reflected in our new album.

 

Where are people able to hear your songs?

You can get our music from our site William Street Strikers – www.williamstreetstrikers.com. It’s easy to find elsewhere, any of the usual places where you buy music. We take an egalitarian approach to music and the industry and want people to be able to freely access what we produce. So, you can give us money, but it’s up to the individual and their own Financial considerations whether they do, and how much.
Are you playing any shows anytime soon?
The new album is being released in January and we are organising a series of shows for next year up and down the East coast, which for us will be a good chance to get out to some of our most loyal supporters and have a good road trip on the way.
We’re planning a two-week run with around 8 shows starting in Melbourne, Sydney then hitting the smaller coastal towns where we have connections. And also where there’s water. Because we’re semi-aquatic, like Lissamphibia.

 

What are some bands/artists you’re listening to at the moment?

Bands that I am listening to at the moment are O little Sister , L-Fresh the Lion, who is doing great at the moment and Divided.

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