Wesley Gonzalez announces excellent debut album
By Andy Malt | Published on Friday 17 February 2017
Following on from last year’s CMU approved single ‘I Spoke To Euan’, former Let’s Wrestle frontman Wesley Gonzalez has announced that he will release his debut album, ‘Excellent Musician’, on 30 Jun.
“I wanted to completely indulge myself with the experimentation that I had previously kept to my bedroom demos”, he says of his approach to writing for the album. “Whilst I’m proud of what I did with Let’s Wrestle, I hate bands that regurgitate the same sound over various LPs – I knew something had to change for me to want to try music again”.
He continues: “I found a new way of working in the ‘first thought, best thought’ manner. I purposefully didn’t allow any of the musicians playing on the record to hear much of the songs prior to the recording sessions, and instead asked them to just turn up on the day, forcing creativity to meet financial deadlines. I was terrified of starting another band, of rehearsing, and of allowing myself to fall back on what I was used to”.
The musicians playing on the record are Younghusband’s Joe Chilton and Euan Hinshelwood, and Proper Ornaments drummer Bobby Voltaire. Rose Elinor Dougall was also drafted in later for the live band.
Speaking of the live band, you can catch them at The Waiting Room in London on 4 May. And here’s new single ‘Exhibition Song’.