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Wounded Birds are a four piece from Margate who are inspired by 50’s surf pop, love good melodies and create great pop music. They have recently supported The Drums and were invited to play a session for Huw Stephens Radio 1 show. Their latest single ‘All We Wanna Do‘ is released on limited edition 7″ vinyl and digital download, April 18th via Moshi Moshi. Having impressed us so much with their ‘Keep Dreaming Baby’ Ep out last year we thought we’d have a small chat to see how things are going…

US: Your surf pop 50’s & 60’s inspired sound is very ‘now’ was this an intentional way to go or has this just been right place, right time?

JOHNNY: It’s just music that we love and connect with. its universal. timeless, so when trends come and go it always remains. and it’s just great.

US: I read somewhere that you said people don’t fall in love with bands any more and I think your right, how are Two Wounded Birds going to put that right?

JOHNNY: I think people can tune into if a band really means it or not, and I think having good songs is obviously key to that, we are nice people and true to boot. And I think people can fall in love with characters that they like, or if they see traits of themselves in others, its a nice way to feel connected and understood.

US: Your most high profile shows to date have been with The Drums, learnt anything?

JOHNNY: Ha! plenty. We tightened up a lot as a band after the first few shows.
You develop more of a freedom after a while where everything becomes easier and much better.

US: What music are you listening too at the moment and what bands have caught your eye recently at shows?

JOHNNY: Im listening to the songs of Spongebob Squarepants, i find the music on that show amazing. Other than that ive been listening to a lot of Elvis Presley lately and Cash’s San Quentin and Folsom Albums. We played a show with Cults about a month ago and i thought they were really good. They have really great songs.

US: You are planning an album this year, hows that going?

JOHNNY: Its pretty much been all written, hoping to go to LA to record it and hoping that somebody wants to put it out!

US: Where do you like to hangout when you come to London?

JOHNNY: I like the area around the Rough Trade East Record Store, lots of nice shops and places around there.