Where are you from?
Who is in your band?
Stuart Hunt - vocals guitar
Paul Bailey - guitar / vocals
Tom Hopkins - bass
Phil Thompson - drums
How would you describe yourselves?
Wasting Arrows are a four-piece band whose repertoire consists of an electric mix of chord-crammed, lyrically interesting and occasionally quirky tunes, tempered by engaging and energetic pop melodies.
The band was formed by Stuart Hunt and Paul Bailey, who became close friends at school and started writing music together in 2004. The pair formed the band Motif in 2006 and, following a string of drummers and one bassist, they finally formed the current line-up in early 2013. Bringing in their friend Tom Hopkins on bass and then after searching online ads, finally found drummer Phil Thompson - well-known for his previous groups The Fret and Hazy Eyed Smiles. The new line up is now finally coming to fruition.
Wasting Arrows are currently in the throes of rehearsing and recording in preparation for their live shows and will pick up the pace a little in 2014 with more live dates, including out of town gigs and some new recordings as they have been working on some new material for the past few months.
Who are your main influences musically?
Our influences our varied between the group. Influences include: Blur, Ride, Queens of the Stone Age, The Smiths, The Stone Roses, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, to name a few.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
We just want to make music we enjoy and have people come to our shows and share our passion.
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Having 80 people turn up to see us at our first and only gig so far at the Fat Fox (Southsea) on 31st July this year was pretty cool, hopefully it's a sign of things to come.
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Loving every minute so far!
If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
It would probably be Taking Things as it's the song that really gelled in rehearsal and it kinda represents the starting point for the band where we all looked at each other as if to say "yeah this is gonna work"
Where can we listen to it?
Where can we find out more about your music?