It’s true… we’re rather liking our ‘Get To Know’ segment here on the site. It gives you the chance to discover some amazing new up and coming bands. And it gives some amazing new up and coming bands the chance to let you know all about their incredible wares and their plans for global domination.
Why We Run is the latest to feature and from their answers below, it seems the chaps have a rather amazing sense of humour.
1. Band name : Why We Run.
2. Where are you based? Sydney.
3. How did you choose your band name? It’s a book by a biologist and marathon runner. The name grabbed our attention, so we took it!
4. Who are your members? Nic Cogels, Nick Langley, Ed Prescott & Lloyd Prescott.
5. How was the band formed? Nic moved to Sydney from Belgium a few years ago in search of a clean slate. He met the brothers Prescott by chance. Nick Langley mysteriously appeared at rehearsal one day. Like Aragorn.
6. In what ways has the band changed from when it was formed to today? We started as a three piece and then we were a five piece and now we’re four. The band was called Cogel up until recently, but people had trouble pronouncing that (it’s derived from Nic’s surname, so you’re meant to say it with a kinda French accent). Also our sound started to change, so we changed the name.
7. Tell us a little bit about your sound. It’s dark, it’s poppy, it’s airy. What’s something tangible that’s dark, poppy and airy? Burnt popcorn blowing in the breeze?
8. What are your members’ favourite songs of all time? Impossible question but we’ll go with our gut reaction on this particular day. Nic: ‘Jesus, etc.’ by Wilco, Ed: ‘A Day in the Life’ by The Beatles, Lloyd: ‘No Quarter’ by Led Zeppelin and Nick: ‘Myrrhman’ by Talk Talk.
9. Tell us about your latest release. ‘Comfortable Lie’ is our debut single as Why We Run. It was produced and mixed by Wayne Connolly, who’s done work we’ve loved for Josh Pyke, Cloud Control, Paul Dempsey, You Am I and so many more. The song fell together very quickly during a weekend away in the country writing. The speed it was written was unusual for us, as we usually take a long time to whip a song into shape.
10. What do your future plans involve? We’ve got another single ready to go which we’ll release in a coupla months. After our upcoming Sydney gigs, we’ll be looking to play some shows interstate and get back in the studio to record more tunes for an album. Outside of music, we’re going to work on adding a third storey to our worm farm and continue our search for the most colourful pinball machine.
11. Where can our audience catch you live? Thurs March 12 – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney (w/ Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird + Max Quinn’s Onomatopenis), then Thurs April 9 at the Vanguard, Sydney (w/ Hannah Joy + Setec).