With a name like that you’re probably thinking who’s this new band around the block then? But Crying Wolf Club aren’t newcomers, formally Broken City Skyline, these pop rock brothers and gal tell us about their new direction.
We decided to change our name to Crying Wolf Club because we felt that we’d outgrown the old name. We’re a very different band than when the name was first thought of so we felt that it didn’t represent us any more. We want to head in a more focused direction, really concentrate on the songs, because that’s the most important thing.
Deciding on changing the name was a challenge, but I think it had to be done and hopefully we’ll come out of it stronger. We’re not going to rush to release anything, we want to make sure everything is as good as it can be and take this opportunity to show people what we can do.
We didn’t really get together in the conventional way. I started the band with some friends, and when the singer left I asked Dewi to join, and when the drummer left I asked Marc and Danni joined when the bass player left. And it’s the same with the music style, there was no big decision, it’s just a blend of the music we enjoy forming our own style.
Right now we’re working on a few songs for our next recording session. The next CD will be an EP under the new name, and then we’re going to think about recording a full length album.
Three of us are brothers, and we’ve played in some really weird places. We once played in a barn and also played in a nightclub with a bucking bronco right in front of the stage.
The songs we’re working on right now for our new EP have definitely been fun to write. We still have a bit more work to do but their sounding good and we’re looking forward to getting into the studio and recording them.
People say that the Welsh are friendly and I think that’s true. There are some great venues in Wales too.
Just getting people to the gigs. There are so many good bands about and it’s really disappointing when there are venues and promoters trying hard to put on a show and bands playing great music and nobody is showing up. There are too many other distractions.
Getting invited onto BBC Radio Wales to play a live session has been a highlight so far.
What’s the last album you bought?
I think it was Bon Iver’s new album, really enjoying it.
A song you’d wish you’d written?
There are so many! I was listening to Iran and Wines new album the other day and I wish I’d written some of the songs on there.
Ninja, Pirate, Ghost or Cowboy?
Pirate! They seem to have more fun. Ninja would be a close second but I think it would take too much work to become one.
Were you a good student?
Umm, I was quite a good student I guess! I uni I used to write notes in a short hand that I invented and would then spend twice as long trying to decipher what I’d written. In the end it was easier to not write notes at all.
Guilty listening pleasure?
I like listening to folk and some bluegrass music. I’m not ashamed but I’d think twice before playing it in front of my friends. I think it’s the fiddles.
Be sure to check out their old Facebook page for news on the name change and upcoming gigs!