Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Walking Who


The Walking Who – Rohin Brown, Paul Mclean and Jay Drury - leap into the foresight of the general public and music industry. The release of their debut EP Mansions in September has led to many accolades, including snagging the spot as FBi Band of the Month, and support slots with The Growlers, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, The Delta Riggs, The Drones, Dappled Cities, Palms and Sticky Fingers.

With the imminent release of their next EP, the Sydney-based outfit are keeping the momentum going with live shows alongside Dune Rats, Shining Bird and Wolf & Cub on the horizon. The recording of the next EP was not without trials though, with the guys getting moved on from multiple
makeshift backyard studios, due to the repetition of loud and obscure noises echoing through residential settlements (including the last incident with a brick through a hosts glass window). After tracking they recruited their good pal Rudy from The Delta Riggs to mix the first single, “With Roses”. The majority of the writing process took place in the idyllic setting of Byron Bay, which the band admit unexpectedly influenced their sound. Remnants of folk and country can be heard, mixed with equal parts positivity and darkness.

“As you can imagine, the EP took a different turn thematically to a darker place (after the brick situation) and the first taste of this is ‘With Roses’ - although this song seemed to cling to those initial
feelings of optimism”, says The Walking Who. 

"Their sound, and line-up is amoebic with the super talented three main members able to roll with whatever’s smoking"
- The Music.