Wildcat General Strike has had a pretty big few months. While Liam Jard and Steve were away i Europe, I was busy writing some tracks and figuring out how we were going to sound as a guitar-focused four piece rather than a guitars and synths five piece. It was a cool challenge as a composer and songwriter and so far I’m pretty happy with the results. We’ve been playing a few gigs around and a lot of people have been saying we sound pretty UK 80′s, eg Cure, Clash, Joy Division, Smiths. That’s pretty awesome. I’m a little lost for exactly what I want us to sound like, but those kinds of bands are close to what I want. I think. It’s evolving.
Anyway, this is a demo of one of our new songs, it’s called ‘Young Man’s Pride’.
The idea started as a Joy Division-esque bass line and me really wanting to sing some low baritone stuff for a change. And a big inspiration for the chorus was a great song I found called called The Shore by a relatively unknown UK act called Chapel Club.
So far it’s been getting a good response live. I’m wondering what kind of tricks I can use in the studio to get it sounding really unique. Hm..