Today, I got the chance to Interview 4 Piece Cross Wires.
Want to get to know them and their amazing music keep reading 🙂
What are your Full names and who does what in the band?
Cross Wires are Jonathan Chapman (vocals) Peter Muller (Guitar/backing Vocals) Pete Letch ( bass) and Ian Clarke (drums) all the words are written by me (Jonathan) and the music and arrangements come from the four of us working together in the studio.
What is your band’s Genre?
A bit of Punk, a bit of Post Punk, a bit of New Wave and a lot of hooks.
Give us a little bio of the band and
you guys as individual.
We are a four piece from East London/Essex and have been Cross Wires since around 2011. We have played gigs all over London since then and We have released 4 EPs Forward/Repeat, Animal Heat, Dark Water and ASSEMBLY.
Where did you get the band name from?
We are named after an XTC song.
Are You Signed?
No but we are open to offers ha ha
How did the band come about?
We formed this band because we hated pretty much everything that was coming out of our local scene (I say that in the loosest sense of the term) at the time. It’s different now. There are some great bands coming out of Romford at the moment. We are playing a gig at the Stags Head in Hoxton on 30th August with 2 of them. Subrosa and Toliver. We are all very different sounding bands but it will be a great night.
How did you guys meet?
Drinking in indie clubs in Romford.
Who are your influences?
I don’t want to list bands as that seems a bit boring. The songs are influenced by relationships we have had good or bad, nostalgia, a fear of the future and days lost to drinking.
What are your backgrounds whether it’s in music or not?
We have all been in other bands over the years but only Cross Wires has ever really made any sense. We’ve all got other jobs that are too boring to talk about.
How did music come in to your lives and when did you start doing it?
I think each of us has been in to music from a young age. In means more to us than pretty much anything apart from our family’s.
When will you be releasing material?
We are recording a new EP in August at Sound Savers Studio in Homerton, East London and that will be out sometime later this year. We will be playing songs from it at our upcoming gigs.
how do you get inspiration to write songs?
The recent songs I’ve written lyrics for are slightly twisted versions of things that have happened to me in the past. A twisted version of the truth. A theme will run through the next EP but it’s up to people to listen and draw their own conclusions.
Has this impacted on this band or would you say it’s different?
Most of the time the other boys in the band don’t have a clue what I’m singing about anyway.
Where do you see the band in 2-5 years time?
If you wasn’t doing music what would you’s be doing?
Probably watching Friends. It always seems to be on.
do you have a website, social media pages and music pages for your fans?
You can download the latest EP at crosswires.bandcamp.com.