Run Toto Run And Wheels.
The more astute amongst you may have noticed that the ‘Midweek Download’ this week, is actually at the beginning of the week, and thus contravenes the description ‘midweek.’ I can only apologise for this rather flexible use of the word ‘midweek’ and hope rather than get hung up on semantics, you enjoy the music. 🙂 – (Pedants may also observe that the use of the singular- ‘download’, is also misleading and the plural ‘downloads’ would have been a much more appropriate choice of wording.)
Run Toto Run – This Is A Lull.
Manchester three-piece Run Toto Run are back with a new track ‘This Is A Lull,’ which you can download below.
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In the short time Run Toto Run have been together, they’ve achieved massive radio support, seized the top spot of Hype Machine, and have performed live with the likes of Ellie Goulding, The Noisettes, Everything Everything and Gold Panda.
Wheels– Free Download
The Merton Parkas once jauntily sang “You need wheels if you wanna make deals, you need a tyre if you wanna get higher, a man ain’t a man with a ticket in his hand. if you wanna get a girl, you need wheels’. It wasn’t one of song writing’s finest moment I’m sure you’ll agree, however London band Wheels, certainly don’t indulge in such dreadful wordplay, probably don’t have any trouble attracting young ladies, and certainly have no need of a ‘tyre’ to get ‘higher.’ Consisting of George Runciman (Vocals/Guitar), Felix Howes (Guitar), Yacob Andersen (Bass) and Stirling Mitchell (Drums), Wheels go for Britpop cool by creating credible, commercially appealing guitar pop and after recently releasing their début single “Feel About Me” they are giving away a free track “ In My Head.”
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Felix (Wheel) had a quick chat about the bands inspirations. . . .
VP: Hello there when, how and why did you guys get together?
Felix : Hi. Me and George met each other through playing together in old bands and then playing together in the same band, Stirling was in my old band and i’d known him since school, and Yacob we found on the wonderful place that is ‘Gumtree.’ We just wanted to write big tunes without putting all our energy into a specific style. I think people worry a lot these days about innovation and don’t concentrate enough on the song writing. Innovation is great when it comes as a natural evolvement, but our instincts and what feels right to us is to write songs we love that reflect music we love. We’re proud of our influences: which come from all over the place.
VP: What artists past or present would you say unite you and which ones may have a tendency to divide opinion?
Felix : We’re pretty much into the same stuff. All the classics you’d expect nearly all the same modern ones anyway. There’s some stuff that I guess individually we’re more into but not anything that I’d say would divide us.
VP: You’ve just released your début single “Feel About Me” which highlights that indie guitar pop doesn’t just have be pretentious and quote Dostoyevsky in order to be credible. Do you think these songs a good representation of your overall sound?
Felix: I don’t think we’re one of those bands whose tracks all blur into one sound across the whole album. The songs are individual and sound that way, but i still think you could easily say it was us listening to any of them.
VP: The video is good fun too, how did that idea come about?
Felix: Dave and Simon the producers directors pitched it to us originally and we loved it. They’re both really talented guys. We sat down in a pub to talk about it and all gave our 2 cents. Then we planned the locations and just did it.
VP: What can we except from Wheels in 2011 ?
Felix: Gigs, Songs and hopefully a great album.