Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Track Of The Day :: Cross Wires - Pink Dogs

Words: LB

We first came across Cross Wires, a four-piece hailing from from East London and the Essex borders, back in 2013. With a slew of EPs under their collective belt, they are now preparing their first full-length.

The as yet untitled album will be worked on with Rory Attwell (The Vaccines, Palma Violets, Telegram, Whistlejacket) at his Lightship 95 studio once again, who also produced this new track, 'Pink Dogs'. "Rory had some great ideas in the studio," vocalist Jonathan Chapman told Little Indie. "He really bought something different to the tracks. So far we have recorded 'Pink Dogs', 'Walking Wounded', 'I Want Radio' - which will probably be the first single - and 'Fanzines'."

'Pink Dogs', like the previous work from Cross Wires, has some distinctly catchy hooks and riffs and a pounding beat - "the drums were influenced by an early Eurythmics track" - that revolve around its post-punk four minutes, that is driven by Chapman's dark and distinctive vocal delivery.

"Interpol were definitely an inspiration," says Chapman. "Lyrically, I wanted it to feel claustrophobic. Like waking up scared in the middle of the night but not knowing why." Be afraid. This is a very good song.

Cross Wires are: Jonathan Chapman - vocals, Peter Muller - guitar, Pete Letch - bass, Ian Clarke - drums


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