Indie-rock quartet STRANGEWAVE are set to release their brand new single Out All Night later this month.
The Brighton band led by Darius Zaltash chatted with us ahead of the single release, along with revealing details of their next few gigs & even touching upon where their name idea came from. Check out what they had to say…
Hiya guys! Can you tell us a bit about yourselves?
[Darius]: So I moved to Brighton from Reading for Uni in September, met Stewart as he’s my housemate and straight away we wanted to work together, Stewart and Harry used to be in another band back in Maidstone and so did I back in Reading. Although it was fun both bands weren’t really going anywhere so we thought why don’t we give it another crack here.
[Luke]: I’m from Burnley and moved Brighton for the same reasons really and I’m on the same course as Stew so he said come for a jam one day, we’re looking for a new guitarist and here we are!
Where did your name come from?
Saw it on the back of a dolphin.
What artists influence you?
[Harry]: Too many! I’m rating The Orwells at the moment though.
[Darius]: Our influences come from all over the place but I’m really digging the new Palm Honey EP, they’ve just got a wicked sound deffo check em out!
[Stew]: I’ve been listening to a lot of Dinosaur Pile-Up, they just sound so grungy I love it.
[Luke]: – Picasso is still decent tbh.
So you’ve got your first single coming out soon (exciting!!), can you tell us a little bit about it?
[Darius]: Yeahh boii, so the single is called “Out All Night” and it is about exactly that to be honest! I took a trip to Budapest last summer with some of my closest friends and it ended up being one of the craziest experiences I’ve ever had! Met some of the best people so the song is kind of a tribute to those 10 days if that makes sense, I think its got a kind of “you and your mates vs the world” vibe aswell which is cool.
When will the track be released and where will it be available to download/buy?
[Stew]: The song is coming out next month and will be released on Apple Music,Spotify and Soundcloud.
What gigs are you going to be playing in the near future?
[Luke]: Our next gig is at Bleach on the 16th of March with Sisteray and The RPM’s, then after that we’re playing Jumanji’s single launch party at The Hope and Ruin on the 19th of April which looks like its gonna be huge! The rest is all hush hush for now.
Who would you say is the funniest in the band?
Have you guys got any gigs you’re attending in the near future?
[Harry]: Maybe Jagwar Ma
[Darius]: Seeing The Amazons at Patterns next month, they played a gig in my house once back in Reading and been a huge fan of their work ever since!
Are you more of a cat or dog person?
Do any of you have pets?
Harry has a cat, Stewart has a bunny.
Did you have any New Years resolutions and have you stuck to them?
Not that we can remember haha!
Favourite album of all time?
[Stewart]: the hurting by Tears For Fears
[Luke]: Wild Cub – Youth
[Darius]: Fortune Drive – A Modern Question.
As of yet the band have just one demo track on Soundcloud after forming late last year; you can listen to Run below.
Strangewave are playing a local gig at BLEACH / Brighton on Thursday March 16 along with The RPMs, Sisteray & HAKE. Tickets are available here.