KILL THE WAVES Q&A: ‘OUR DEBUT ALBUM LEANS HEAVILY ON THEMES OF LOVE, DEATH AND SACRIFICE’

KILL THE WAVES1Glasgow six-piece Kill The Waves – Tim Kwant, Heather Thikey, Joe Williams, Rob Williams, John-Luke, Treadgold Dinushriya Spybey – have created a sound allowing them to straddle a number of genres, due to their ability to experiment with a variety of instruments which sees them produce a diverse sound throughout their forthcoming debut album ‘The One That Could Have Been’ released via Bloc+Music April 20th.

Album track ‘Vow’ highlights the band’s eclectic sound where electro and lo-fi indie collide to produce an eminently listenable song enhanced even further by the introspective vocals of singer Tim Kwant.


Hello to Kill The Waves how are you?

We’re very well, thanks for asking!

For the readers who haven’t heard your music before how would you describe your sound?

It’s very emotional. We put our hearts and souls into the music we make. There’s lots of synth and glitch beats alongside organic instrumentation like violins and cellos.

Who are your biggest influences?

M83, Mogwai, Caribou and Radiohead have all had a big influence on us as musicians, not just for their sound but for their approach too. KILL THE WAVES2What’s the scene like back home in Scotland?

Really vibrant. We honestly think it has the most diverse and unique scene in the whole UK. There’s no shortage of inspiration around you.

Any bands you would recommend our readers check out from your local scene?

The Great Albatross, Miaoux Miaoux and Randolph’s Leap.

You will be releasing your debut album on April 20th. What are the themes contained in the record?

It leans heavily on themes of love, death and sacrifice. Some of us were going through big changes when we made the record and you can hear it in the songs.

How do you go about the songwriting process?

It’s very collaborative. We work on instrumentation together, but vocals and lyrics are Tim’s domain. It’s very much a democracy though!

Which band or artist would you most like to support given the chance?

So many to choose from! Someone big like Arcade Fire would be incredible, but Sufjan Stevens would be a dream come true for a few of us.

What can fans expect from a Kill The Waves live show?

We like to think we connect with those we’re playing to, not just because of the songs but because of our passion for our music.

What are your plans after the album release?

We’ll be playing dates across the country and working on songs for a new album.

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