The other day I had the pleasure of talking to the UK Shoegaze band Tripwires and they were so kind to answer some questions about their upcoming second album. Enjoy!
Last time we spoke you said you were demoing and writing new tracks. Is this still the case? and how far along are you with writing album number 2?
We’ve now started recording the album, however a lot of the parts will be the original recordings from when they were very first written. That’s how this next album differs from Spacehopper; it will have been recorded piece by piece over a long period of time with some parts recorded in our bedrooms in London and others in Berlin. We never planned to do it this way but some things are just too hard to re-record… you’ll never love a second version of a song as much as the first.
In June you released a new track titled ‘Total Fascination Stuff’, how did that come about?
This was simply one of the first tracks we wrote after releasing Spacehopper and it turned out to be a good indication of what we wanted to do next. It’s very much tied into the video where we’ve included many of the people who were around us when it was written. This is why it will always stay very sentimental to us.
Being a Shoegaze band and with classic 90s Shoegaze bands such as Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine returning to the music scene, is there any Shoegaze bands in particular that you’d like to see return?
We don’t listen to much Shoegaze these days but we’d have to say that a Ride reformation would be pretty cool. We were very happy to see Slowdive return too. We somehow missed their London show in May so hoping to see them next time.
What bands are you currently listening to?
A lot of Angel Olsen, Women, Viet Cong, Parquet Courts and Chad Vangaalen…
Thank you again to Tripwires for taking their time answer my questions. If you want to check them out then their debut Spacehopper is out now and i’ll put links to their social media accounts below.