Edinburgh quartet Bwani Junction (comprised of Jack Fotheringham, Dan Muir, Fergus Robson, and Rory Fairweather) recently released their latest single Papa Candy. The song holds a floating melody and dazed vocals carried over screeching guitars and brazen yet cheeky lyrics. When we were giving the opportunity of interviewing the band, we jumped right on it! Have a read as A Music Blog, Yea? spoke with Bwani Junction about the milkman, no pants Thursday (and Friday), getting hit with bamboo sticks, and more.
AMBY: Hello Bwani Junction, what’s the band been up to lately?
Fergus: We’ve finished the second album – all the recording and mastering is done. Oh! And of course Bwani Fest.! We decided to hold our own aptly named festival. We contacted loads of bands and got way more replies than we were expecting! It felt great for us to be on the other end of things for once, putting on bands and seeing what everyone else does! Is that quite a boring answer…?
Dan: There was also loads of cocaine and midgets…
AMBY: How would you describe your sound to those unfamiliar with your music?
Jack: Like an orgy in a Japanese restaurant.
Rory: Or perhaps like a balloon slowly losing air…
AMBY: Your new song Papa Candy is great! What’s the story behind the track?
Rory: It’s about when you’re really fucked first thing in the morning still awake, and you’re absolutely terrified when the milkman arrives.
AMBY: What is the significance behind the title name Papa Candy?
Jack: It’s a narcotic.
AMBY: The band released a live EP of seven tracks recorded live in Strasbourg. What was the inspiration behind doing this?
Jack: It’s something that bands don’t really do anymore. It was an amazing opportunity to record in front of a large crowd- there were thousands of people there.
Fergus: We wanted to hear what we sound like in a stadium setting.
AMBY: Which Bwani Junction lyric is your favourite?
Jack: “She ain’t saying no”.
AMBY: If you could create a law that everyone would have to follow, what would it be?
Fergus: No pants Thursday.
Dan: And no pants Friday.
AMBY: On August 7th you wrote “Doing something very stupid today. Can’t say what yet…” So, what’s the craziest thing that the band has done?
Rory: Probably that but we absolutely cannot say what it was. We also recently conducted what can only be described as a night of self-mutilation. Hitting each other on the arses with bamboo sticks.
Dan: A lot of logs were cracked over my head that night…
AMBY: Who would be in your ultimate concert line-up?
Jack: For me, I think Bob Marley and the Wailers and Rage Against the Machine.
Fergus: The Clash has to be in there.
Jack: Throw Slipknot in the mix as well.
AMBY: What’s the best song of the year?
Jack: Foals – The Inhaler
Rory: Disolve Me – Alt J
Fergus: Daft Punk – Lose Yourself to Dance
Dan: Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop
AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about Bwani Junction that nobody knows yet?
Dan: One of us doesn’t have any balls.
Rory: One of us has two anuses…and one was born without an anus.
Thank you Bwani Junction, for giving us your answers!