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December 2018 / January 2019

WOES are previewing their new EP with a song inspired by Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’

‘Self Help’ is out next month.
Published: 10:48 am, April 13, 2018
WOES are previewing their new EP with a song inspired by Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’
Woes are going to release a new EP, ‘Self Help’ on 4th May via UNFD. The band - who have loads of tour dates coming up, too - are previewing the release with new track, ‘HLB2’ - a homage Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’.

“I remember when I first demoed HLB2 I was so excited about it,” says vocalist DJ. “I knew it had something really special. When I first started working on it, it was a totally guitar-based song that sounded like what you would expect from us. When we started working on it as a band, we couldn’t get it together so it went on the backburner for a while. Then after a month or two we looked at it with fresh eyes, we were like ‘OK, holy shit, now we’re on to something.’ and the whole song was pretty much re-written from there, barring a couple bits from the original arrangement.

“Lyrically, the song is about trying to get it together with someone you have a casual thing with, and it not working out and the kind of self-reflections that come from that kind of experience. It’s something that has happened to me a few times I guess, and at the time I couldn’t really see why. Looking back now, I was just putting all my time and energy AND money into music, and not really leaving anything of myself for someone to want to be in a relationship with. So I tried to put myself in that headspace of, ‘what is this person’s problem’ and gradual realisation of your own flaws over time - that it was your fault all along that things couldn’t work out.”

Listen to ‘HLB2’ below.

The band have some shows with Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes throughout Europe, before returning to the UK in May for their own headline stint.

3 CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach
5 LIVERPOOL Sound Basement
6 NORWICH Waterfront Studio
7 NEWCASTLE Jumpin Jacks

22 INVERNESS Tooth & Claw
23 DUNDEE Beat Generator
24 GLASGOW The Garage Attic

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