Aug 2, 2012

World Vs. World: alternative rock trio from South Wales, UK (E109)

About: World Vs. World

World Vs. World: alternative rock trio from South Wales, UK played in E109 of the ArenaCast

"...When it came time to form what we now know as World Vs. World in early 2007, Kirk proposed the name Straw Dogs, which the band went with as a starting name to begin with, but after Damian doing a little research on the internet, he found that the name Straw Dogs was well worn by thousands across the world. So he proposed the band change their name to World Vs. World, as it sounds very relevant to virtually everyone on a personal and social, worldly level, whether they can figure out why or not. Kirk grudgingly adopted the name change but over the years, we've learned that no other name would be right for our sound or attitude! World Vs. World is here to stay!"

1. How do you see yourself in 5 years? What is your main goal as an artist?
We are in this band for the longterm but we also take each day/wee/month/year as it comes. We believe we will still be together, with the same line up...hopefully in a more economically stable and comfortable situation than currently!!!

2. Can you name some peculiarities that define the music scene in your town/country?
The support for, and the scene itself is quite unreliable to be honest. there isn't much support from the locals (they prefer cover bands) and the scene is quite cliquey among some groups. We try to avoid politics and play wherever we can and with whoever we can. We're all in the same boat at the end of the day, we need to all work together with each other.

3. What do you think of episode 109? Which of the other featured songs do you like the most?
The Cheek Of Her were pretty cool. We liked the sound of their track. Revival weren’t bad either. Deny The Lie’s track was awesome! Loving that one! Forrest Fires were pretty rocking too! A very British-sounding rock band. Vanity Strikes were decent…reminiscent slightly of our fellow South Wales rockers, The Blackout, crossed with Paramore. Also, Via Heart had a good sound…again, distinctly British…i.e., You Me At Six/The Blackout/etc. These bands were very much the stand out artists for us on this podcast.

4. Is there a story behind your song "The Optimist"?
Well, like a few of our songs, The Optimist is about trying to learn to co-exist in a world or society that’s trying to make everyone the same.

5. Please share your nearest plans. What are you currently working on?
We’ve just finished recording our forthcoming E.P., The Sentinel Paradox. We’re spending a little while getting the mix just right and are hoping for a September/October release date. In the meantime we’re in the middle of a South Wales tour as we’re trying to keep things local while we’re in the studio as we can’t really venture out too far til the record’s finished. And, when we get the chance, we’re working on even newer material ready to start introducing to our live shows. We have also recently entered negotiations with one or two Independent UK labels, so we’re hoping something positive will come of that too. Keep updated on everything WvW-based at our official Facebook page.

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