Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ John Wean

John WeanJohn Wean are energetic, driven, and spastic in the best of ways. The Scottish four-piece are known to write about what they enjoy; love, life, and girls. John Wean took the time to speak with AMBY about Facebook stalking, funny gig moments, and stuff that would blow their minds- so have a read!

AMBY: How would you describe John Wean’s sound to those unfamiliar with your music?

John Wean: We’re quite indie-pop in the same sort of vein as The Wombats but with a darker Scottish edge.

AMBY: I hear you are about to release your debut record. What is the scheduled release date?

John Wean: We’re releasing an E.P on the 20th of May!

AMBY: New York Doesn’t Love You is a great song, what is the story behind it?

John Wean: I met a girl at a party and never caught her name. I went home and did a little Facebook stalking and when I eventually found her it turned out she had a boyfriend already. Standard.

AMBY: What is the funniest thing to happen to you at one of your gigs?

John Wean: At our first single launch Jude played the first two songs without his amp turned on. That was pretty funny. Or when Simon went into the solo at the end of our set one night he dropped a drum stick and tried to continue with just one stick that’s gottta be up there!

AMBY: What does the band have planned for 2013?

John Wean: We’re releasing a new E.P some new singles and some new videos. We’re also gonna start our own podcast radio show so we can share what we’re listening to with people who care. Hopefully we’ll get a few festivals and some tour supports!

AMBY: Who would your dream gig be with?

John Wean: ARCTIC MONKEYS. bleugh that would blow minds (ours).

AMBY: Which artists have you been listening to lately?

John Wean: Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon perpetually but a lot of Peace and Tribes and Foals too.

AMBY: If you could invite any three people to dinner, who would you choose?

John Wean: Jim Carrey, Seth Rogen, Mila Kunis. We want to laugh!

AMBY: What has you excited for 2013?

John Wean: The continuation of being broke and not knowing what’s going to happen next. Can’t beat a little bit of insecurity. we’re going to Benecasim in Spain for a festival so that’ll be cool too.

AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about John Wean that nobody knows yet?

John Wean: There’s not much to say really, we’re verrrrrrry boring! In bed for 9 and practice practice practice…


Thank you John Wean, for giving us your answers!

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Alicia Atout

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