Hello! Thanks for having us. We’ve been very busy with music which is just the way we like it!
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Rabbit Holes”?
It’s a builder of a song; starting all delicate with some fingerstyle guitar before building in to a bit of a monster by the end of the track. It was penned in a crumbling down old barn house in Cornwall and represents our first studio release since 2014! We are very excited to be bringing some new material to the table.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Not really. It was one of those songs that writes itself. There are some songs that you can slave over a part for years and then there are others that are written within 15 minutes. Rabbit holes fits into the latter – almost before you can really think about what it is you are writing, it’s done.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
We’ve been toying around with a few ideas which we’re hoping to put into action soon!
How was the recording and writing process?
The recording of Rabbit Holes was exciting for us. There’s been little input from a producer on our past recordings, but we’ve really come together with Rob Burgess who’s been pushing us into places we haven’t explored before. With Rabbit Holes for instance, we went into the studio we with something of an idea of a solo at the end but Rob sat Will down and made him do over 65 takes before agreeing that the right take had been recorded. It was brutal at the time but the result is something that we would not have achieved otherwise.
How has the modern wave of indie-folk (Laura Marling/The Lumineers etc) influenced your writing?
We were listening to a lot of The Tallest Man on Earth at the time of writing Rabbit Holes, but a lot of influence comes from those we get to play with or see locally: Hip Hatchet, Karl Culley & Jay Fraser to name a few! You’ll find a lot of music from the late 60s/70s in our record collections too: Neil Young, Bert Jansch, Bob Dylan… Getting away from the question now, but we have a broad taste. Having some quality guitar work, vocals and lyrics with depth really help get us going though!
Does your new single mean we can expect a new album – how’s that coming along?
Absolutely! 2018 we hope. We’ll be releasing a few more singles in the coming months whilst we get the album whipped into shape.
Any plans to hit the road?
We’re packing up our tent and will be living on the road soon. After a little UK tour to support the release of Rabbit Holes we’re heading to Brisbane, Australia, to start quite a tour down the East coast, around to Adelaide and Tasmania. Then we head to New Zealand (one of our favourite places in the world) for another tour. Music is a great excuse to over winter in the Southern Hemisphere!
What else is happening next in Crooked Weather’s world?
2018 is already hotting up. Not to mention starting the year touring Australasia, we already have a UK tour brewing for our return and some festival dates getting secured. And of course there is the aforementioned singles coming out before the next album. We’d also like to start piecing together a European tour route.
But all that aside, we host a project called Sherpa Sessions where we film some great musicians in our 1979 Sherpa campervan! We’re looking forward to getting stuck into Season 2 next year.