Attracting allies in this hyper-sexualised business is indeed a little bit like trying to attract a boyfriend. Or a girlfriend. Or whatever kind of friend you are trying to attract. We’ve found this to be the case in any facet you might like to mention – that is to say, in respect of promoters, booking agents, managers, record labels, publishers, blahdeblah. Some people try being something that they are simply not in order to perpetuate a certain musical project (which is where we might differenciate an act from an artist); others simply throw seemingly limitless amounts of cash in an attempt to make their proverbially round-hole accommodate their equivalent square peg. We guess the point is, in order to attract, one must be attractive; and on top of that, the attractiveness (and we’re not talking about getting one’s T’s and/or A’s out. That’s just fucking stupid), it must seem effortless. We guess we’re talking about being cool – and as far as Toronto’s Weaves are concerned, this lot are so cool that we doubt they would ever speak to us in real life. Of course, a lot of people don’t talk to us in real life, but there is a cross-section of the global population that we wish we were on the same level of cool as. We last propped up Weaves on this-here blog back in October 2014 with a Track Of The Day called Shithole, around about the same time that we made a decision that nearly brought the Killing Moon party to an abrupt end (turns out independence costs money kids). We wrote to them asking if we could license that very track for a Killing Moon compilation, but they never wrote us back. We are not worthy, etc. It then seemed like every plaid-clad woolly jumper-wearing indie bastard (Ben, basically) embraced this illustrious four-piece like chips to a tramp, culminating in a rekkid-deal in similarly cool kids club Memphis Industries for their upcoming eponymous full-length effort due for release this summer. There is also a massive fucking UK tour coming in support of that. We suppose when we were dealing with Weaves‘ PR on the below interview, the tongue-in-cheek nature of the interview questions might well present a mockery to the band’s outward projections of classy cool. That is to say that the band would probably think that this is a shit interview. Only one way to find out right? Let’s GO.
Weaves – Candy
Could you introduce yourselves for the hi-brow readership of the Killing Moon blog?
We are a band called Weaves from Toronto, Canada. We make music for humans.
KM: Greetings, collective Weave people. We are Killing Moon. We come in peace. Be our mate, please.[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMiIATSG29c]
Favourite release of the last 12 months, and why?
Justin Bieber‘s record is pretty great. So many hits and it sounds so good.
KM: Never heard of ’em. We like Alkaline Trio though. Let’s listen to them instead.[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avOWoocql7c]
Favourite show of the last 12 months, and why?
We played Glastonbury Festival last summer and were able to see Patti Smith. She put on one of the greatest live shows I’ve ever seen. It’s not even a show it’s a life-changing experience.
KM: We heard. And saw. From our living room couch. We’ll go to Glastonbury this year though if you wanna hang out or whatever. Please.[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14-RIU23wh8]
If you could moon anyone, or anything, who or what would it be?
KM: WHY WON’T YOU LOVE US?
You’re about to be killed. You get to pick one song to hear before your inevitable demise. What’s it gonna be?
Horses by Patti Smith.
KM: Thank you for sharing.[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPwOfwhpiW8]
Killing In The Name Of, or Dark Side Of The Moon?
Dark Side of the Moon.
Weaves self-titled album is released via Memphis industries on 17th June, and play the following cool, to-the-point, 100%-serious UK tour dates:
07 June – Tunbridge, Wells Forum #
08 June – London, Dingwalls #
09 June – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge #
10 June – Edinburgh, Electric Circus #
11 June – Liverpool, Studio 2 #
12 June – Manchester, Deaf Institute #
13 June – Nottingham, Bodega #
14 June – Cardiff, The Globe #
15 June – Cambridge, Portland Arms #
30 June – Derby, The Venue
01 July – Bedford, Esquires
02 July – Aldershot, West End Centre
03 July – Brighton, Hope and Rain
04 July – Guildford, Boileroom
12 July – Leicester, The Musician
15 July – Southwold, Latitude festival
17 July – Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy
19 July – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
23 July – Huntington, Secret Garden Party festival
2-4 Sept – Salisbury, End of the Road festival
# w/ Beach Slang
Thanks to Matthew Maxey @ Enganche PR