Face to face with Two Weeks Running

TWO WEEKS RUNNING

Catchy and alluring tunes multiplied by passion and love for music make Two Weeks Running’s creative work well worthy of your attention if you love your sounds to be with spirits. Drawing their influences from David Bowie and The Rolling Stones, Foals and The Cribs, Two Weeks Running are famous for their impressive live shows and plan to take music listeners by storm in 2014. The band tell Rock Britain all about their future plans, favourite albums and arts.

– How did Two Weeks Running begin as a band?

– We all met through going out to the same indie clubs and rock gigs in Manchester every weekend. We all played instruments for several years before starting Two Weeks Running so with our mutual tastes in music, it made sense to start a band together.

– On 24th February you’re releasing a new single ‘Holy Ghost’. What were the main sources for inspiration behind this song?

– ‘Holy Ghost’ is a contrast between love and war and touches on beliefs that you have from being a child and how they change with time.

The inspiration behind the song came from Alex playing around with a loop pedal and bass, and stumbling upon a bass line that he really liked. From there we each jammed it a few times and added guitars, drums and vocals until we had rough shell of a song. The magic of the song really came to light in the studio though when we started experimenting more with delay pedals and group backing vocals.

– How would you introduce Two Weeks Running to those who have never heard of you?

– To someone who has never heard us, I would describe our music as infectious rock music, influenced with a variety of other styles that will leave you craving your next fix.

– You’ve recently announced some live shows for 2014. What can your audience expect from these shows? What would you write on an invitation card to these shows if you wrote any?

– From our upcoming shows, people can expect an interesting and varied selection of our music that hopefully connects with people in a positive way. You can expect to see an engaging performance, delivered with passion and a love for music.

– You’ve performed with the likes of The Wombats and Reverend and the Makers. How did playing alongside such bands influence you?

– It was great to perform alongside these acts as it allows you to appreciate the work that these bands have put in to get to where they are now. It has helped us see that most bands start on a similar playing field and gives you the inspiration to push yourselves to get to the point where you’re at the top of the bill.

– What bands are your biggest musical inspirations?

– Good old rock and pop acts such as The Rolling Stones, Beatles and David Bowie are ones who we all admire and will forever have an influence on music. More modern day bands such as Foals, The Cribs, The Maccabees and The Strokes are ones who we have also been fans of for several years.

– What are your top 5 favourite albums of all times?

– Favourite albums:

Blur – ‘Parklife’

John Frusciante – ‘Shadows Collide With People’

The Beatles – ‘White Album’

The Strokes – ‘Is This It’

Fleetwood Mac – ‘Rumors’

– Do you remember the moment when you realised you wanted to be a musician?

– There isn’t a precise moment however many years of growing up and listening to music our parents would play certainly shaped our musical possibilities. If we hadn’t spent countless hours of our youth enjoying the likes of Led Zeppelin, Free, Elton John, Yes, ELO and Fleetwood Mac there is no doubt that we would not be the musicians we are today. Also, another turning point was being introduced to Blink 182’s ‘Mark, Tom and Travis Show’ which was a spoof live album which really showed the fun that could be had with live music.

– What other spheres of art, apart from music, are your interested in most of all?

– Other than music, we enjoy a lot of comedy; namely Chris Morris, Stewart Lee, Russell Brand, Charlie Brooker, The Two Ronnies, Mighty Boosh, Alan Partridge, League of Gentlemen, David Firth and Matt Berry.

Between us, we enjoy reading the likes of Lee Child, George Orwell, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Albert Camus.

We also like to have creative control over our music videos and artwork and have designed and produced all single artwork to date by ourselves.

– What are your plans for 2014?

– In 2014 we will be releasing several singles as well as an EP. We are constantly writing new material and we are going to be touring relentlessly throughout the year especially to places where we have not visited before.

– What’s your biggest goal concerning Two Weeks Running?

– Simply to be the best musicians we can be.

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