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RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW LONDON BAND WEDNESDAY’S CHILD

Hiya folks thanks for joining us again in the virtual RGM lounge today. 

How have you all been since our last chat?

We’ve been wonderful thanks, and busy. 

How has the relationship within the band developed over time?

One of the magic things about songwriting and playing gigs together is that you get to know the other person in quite a heightened way. If we listen back to the music we can hear ourselves finding things out about each other. We’ve always written as a duo, but performed live as a five piece band. Now those other three members are becoming permanent and we are looking forward to seeing how that will shake things up. 

Did you buy anything you don’t need in the pandemic?

A drum kit (we aren’t the drummers of the band!)

Tell us something about you / each member that you think people would be surprised about? 

Emily can play the flute, and Georgia did circus training. 

I’ve seen you playing a lot of gigs, how’s that all going?

The last six months have been wild. We’ve enjoyed the gigs and learned so much from them. We want to keep that momentum going.

What’s the biggest challenge in having a big run of gigs?

We would say stamina, but then honestly the gigs give you adrenaline to keep going. Probably keeping the songs fresh so we’re never simply going through the motions – being impulsive and responding to the audience so we keep finding new things in the music. 

Tell us a funny story from the road?

We lost our drummer at a festival when it was time to hit the road at the end of the night. It became a quest – we were all a bit far gone by that point and had to split up to search for him. When we finally spotted him it felt like finding a unicorn! 

So you have progressed to festivals, how are they going?

Festivals are brilliant. Up until now, we’ve only really played to adult audiences at night-time, so to try something new is great. We were worried that we would scare children away at the family festivals, but they’ve actually been dancing right at the front. 

I see you are doing a monthly residency at the George Tavern in London, talk us through that?

One Wednesday every month we will be bringing a Wednesday’s Child circus to The George Tavern. The first one will be 20th July, and you can watch our social media pages for the next dates after that. Expect underground music, performance art and lots of twisted things. 

I hear you have a new single, what can you tell us about it?

It is called ‘I Want You to Want Me’ and is our first release since the EP came out in the Autumn. It’s a love song of sorts, but without censoring all the ugliness that can come with love. 



Talk me through the thought process of the single?

We want to shock the listener – shock cuts through and lays bare how you really think and feel about something. Love can be a really wonderful, magical thing, but it can also be very messy. Especially when we don’t say how we really feel and then it builds up and bursts out all mashed up. We wanted to capture that feeling of whiplash in the music and lyrics. 

What was the recording process like?

Similar to the EP, we started with a demo of guitar and vocals and developed from there. But what we didn’t have when recording the EP (because of the lockdowns) were the live shows. We’ve been performing ‘I Want You to Want Me’ since November and that influenced the recording; we could feel which parts were working, what was fun to play, what shocked the audience…

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the single?

To trust our own instincts in making something individual. 

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

We try not to do music post-mortems. 

What are your plans for the year ahead?

We are in the process of recording a mini album, so putting that out alongside the residency and more live shows. 

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

If you aren’t in London or can’t get to a gig, there is a video of a full live set that you can check out below.

Look out on our social pages for announcements and the reveal of our three other permanent Wednesday’s Child members!