So, you’re about to head out on the road with JAWS, what are you most looking forward to ?
For me JAWS were one of the bands that made me want to write music when I was younger, I used to read NME religiously and they were one of the ‘B Town’ bands that were featured heavily during that time – so when we got the call to support them it was a no brainer for us… it was a real ‘if only my 15 year old self could see me now’ sort of moments haha
As five mates, what’s the best thing about touring as a band ?
the answer is in the question really, the best thing about being in a band with your mates is exactly that – having a laugh and seeing the world with the people you care about most. We’ve shared some amazing experiences together so were always looking forward to getting back in the van and touring
You recently played at the Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival, are you fans of the show ?
I don’t but Connor is absolutely obsessed with the show, when we got that slot it was the only thing he spoke about for weeks and week.
Right in the middle of the tour, your new EP comes out, what can fans expect from it ?
It’s the best we’ve ever sounded. Ivory wave sautéed down into 25 minutes. It’s the best thing that’s come out of Birmingham in years. Really… its special
How much influence does the political/social effect Brexit is having in Birmingham affect you as songwriters and the type of bands coming out of cities like Birmingham ?
We’ve never really wanted to get involved in the political side of things when it comes to music, we want people to escape when they listen. There’s a lot of bands who use that to fuel their music which is fair enough, each to their own. Its just not about that for us. music is what matters
From rock and metal to indie to pop, Birmingham has always been a hotbed for musical talent. What’s the scene like there these days? Any bands we should watch out for ?
Birmingham genuinely does have the best music scene in the uk at the moment, bands like sugar thief violet and The Clause are all making great music and it keeps us on our toes at all times. Its a really competitive market here so were always striving to better each other
With tour dates in November and the EP coming out, how would you sum up the year for Ivory Wave ?
It’s definitely going to be make or break for us haha we’ve put everything we have into this EP so it’s amazing to finally have it waiting for the world to listen
Curveball question, would you rather fight 1 horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses?
I absolutely hate horses because they’re so big so it’s definitely going to be 100 duck sized horses so they’re all tiny hahahah
Thanks for your time, what are your plans for 2020 ?
A lot of touring and a lot of festivals