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The Wutars

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The Wutars (photo: Caroline True)
"We were a band before we realised we were", say The Wutars (photo: Caroline True)

Where are you from?

We're based in the Greater London-ish district of High Wycombe, a place whose single greatest attribute is the M40 out of it. Individually, our origins stretch all the way from Middlesbrough, through the Midlands to Hammersmith.

Names of band members and instruments played?

Alex Gold - vocals, guitar, songs; Maz Manzini - vocals, guitar, songs; Alex Kew - vocals, guitar, songs; Alex Valentine - the bass; Samuel Terrific - the drums.

How long have you been making music?

We've been making music together since we first clapped eyes on each other. We were a band before we realised we were.

Style of music and influences?

Our style is very decent. Our influences are the great and the good.

Best moment so far?

Taking a packed coach-load of fans to Bruges takes some beating, as did the hangover the next day. Holding our very own pressed, manufactured EP in our sweaty palms for the first time was pretty decent, too.

But the most recent: seeing a write-up and picture of us in the Daily Mirror just this morning!

What was the inspiration behind Stay Up Stay Up, the lead track from the new EP?

It was written after a long night out with a most lovely folk singer on a winter's night in London town. We slept for a while huddled in a phone box after all the bars had shut and it got too cold to walk around the desolate, grey-blue morning light anymore.

Work in a greasy spoon cafe was well and truly sacked off the following day, but this was written instead. A winning decision.

What song would you most like to cover?

Ernie, The Fastest Milk Cart In The West.

Visit The Wutars' MySpace, right, for more information. The track we played is Stay Up Stay Up from the band's new EP, out on their own Very Decent Music label.

Find more emerging artists like this in the London Calling feature in Gary Crowley's 94.9 radio show:




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