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What are WEP all about?
World’s End Press is a band. We are a group of four people who have come together to make music that we would all like to listen too.
What’s your first memory as a fully formed band?
My first memory of playing in World’s End Press was a newspaper themed party that we were putting on. It was a pretty sweaty affair. The most vivid part of that was having to clean up a ridiculous amount of strewn around newspaper afterwards.
Tell us about your latest release?
Well we released a new single ‘Second Day Uptown’ that was produced by Dan Whitford of Cut Copy. That relationship came about having met on the Laneway festival tour then being asked to support Cut Copy on their Australian tour. Working together with Dan Whitford and Mirko Vogel from the Cut Copy team was a great experience.
We are soon to be releasing a 12-inch that shall be available on the upcoming tour. It includes the new single, ‘Second Day Uptown’ and some remixes by artists we are really excited about.
What three albums should people listen to before they put on WEP?
Grace Jones – Nightclubbing
Underworld – Beaucoup fish
Talking Heads – Fear of Music
These records have all influenced the sound of World’s End Press. Listening to these would give you an idea of some of our influences but either way you would have just listened to three great records.
What’s the one thing you need to bring on tour?
What is a WEP live show all about?
The WEP live show is all about energy and putting on a party. It is about everyone having a good time and not just feeling like you are going out to see a band. The people at shows are what make it. Creating that kind of community where people
know they are going to have a good time when coming to see you is really important.
Best live moment so far?
I think we all agree that this would be playing at Golden Plains in 2011. We spent most of the day nervously drinking peppermint tea awaiting our 2am starting time and watching friends get progressively more festive. Looking out at so many faces was a little daunting at first but seeing familiar faces in the crowd and the size of pupils watching us made it more comforting. Playing on that stage was something we had all wanted to do for a very long time.
If you could request a ridiculous and excessive rider, what would be on it?
Our bass player Sashi has been a vocal advocate for the addition of sandwiches to our rider for quite some time now. This is a somewhat contentious issue within the band. We currently stick to vegetables, fruit and dip. Oh, there is beer involved too. Am by no means trying to present us as clean living types. I think our excessive rider request would be to get sandwiches added to our current rider. If not for any other reason than to keep the peace.
Who would you perform with on stage if you could choose a surprise duet?
Although not a duet, in terms of a collaborative performance as a drummer I would say that playing with the Boredoms when they do their Boardrum shows with a bunch of different drummers would be pretty amazing.
What’s next for WEP?
We are concentrating on finishing our album. This is currently the most pressing matter for us.
For Issue #20 Alphabet Pony is getting all amorous…
We chat to the always sexual Alexander Gow for our cover story on Oh Mercy, and he tells us his top ten albums inspired by love and lust… Yep, popping those on right now.
The love-in continues with a chat to the gorgeous Sarah Snook (Australia’s Emma Stone, we say) about her new film Not Suitable For Children – in which the tables are turned on the (hot, hot) Ryan Kwanten who decides his clock is ticking following an interesting diagnosis…
Feeling a bit bah humbug about all this amore? Then read Nathan Jolly’s feature on Love Vs Lust: A Cautionary Tale… Turns out it’s just all pheremones and pretty song lyrics. Maybe.
We also grab a cheeky chat with some awesome bands this month with our Quick 10 Questions including School Of Seven Bells, World’s End Press and Hunting Grounds… still not enough for you?
Well, while away your working hours perusing our album and EP reviews this month so you can pick up a cracker of a weekend soundtrack, check out the Best Of AW2012 Lookbooks straight from the fashion editor’s inbox, and read about the Best In Film this month.
Crack out those oysters and your best bottle of French champagne – we’re about to romance you silly with our Love and Lust issue! Just click on the cover below to read this month’s issue, and don’t forget you can download or print it too! As always, let us know what you think. Enjoy…
From the Alphabet Pony Team x
I love Laneway. It’s possibly the best festival going on in Australia at the moment (or at least on par with Splendour), and it’s approach to trading huge venues, big crowds and the latest international headliner for music discovery in beautiful settings appeals to a different kind of festival goer.
This year, everyone yet again is going crazy over the lineup, but for me it’s the little, lesser known bands that really show the festival has got it going on. I mean, who in Australia hasn’t seen Cut Copy and Foals at least a bizillion times already?And look, Beach House and Ariel Pink are going to be amazing, but what about something you’ve never heard before?
Instead, take my advice and check out the acts that are more than likely going to be on early… after all, festivals are about discovery, right?
Top 5 lesser known acts to check out at Laneway:
1. Bear In Heaven – The best things seem to come out of Brooklyn, and this band is no exception. Although not many people know them over here, they have been kicking around since 2003. Check out Beast Rest Forth Mouth and their Pitchfork rooftop performance here.
2. Jenny And Johnny – Taking the best bits from their other enterprises (Rilo Kiley + Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice), the two prove to be perfect partners for their classic, country-flavoured rock.
3. Rat vs. Possum – If you haven’t heard of these guys yet then you haven’t been reading the appropriate music blogs. Melbourne’s experimental pop quintet may seem on the surface to be an ‘art band’ (they have bubble wrapped an entire venue), but there is some serious talent here backing it up.
4. Warpaint – If you went to SxSW this year you would have heard of these guys making waves in the buzz camp. Three Californians and an Aussie to boot, their debut album The Boot combines soaring harmonies and a kick in the face.
5. World’s End Press – Touted as one of those bands ‘you just have to see live’, this is another Melbourne band making us Sydneysiders wonder: where is all our talent? Described as cosmic disco, this is the set you’ll have fun at.
Dates and full lineup:
Monday January 31 – Aotea Square, Auckland
Friday February 4 – Alexandria St off Paul’s Terrace, Fortitude Valley
Saturday February 5 – Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne
Sunday February 6 – Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle
Friday February 11 – Fowler’s Live, Adelaide
Saturday 12 February – Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge
!!! (Chk Chk Chk)
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Bear In Heaven
Cut Copy (closing main stage with a “multimedia party”)
Jenny & Johnny
Les Savy Fav
Rat Vs Possum (Excluding Perth)
Two Door Cinema Club
World’s End Press
Tickets go on sale Wednesday October 20, 9am through lanewayfestival.com.au with a limited amount of Melbourne tickets available from Polyester Records.