INTERVIEW

“”It’s not over, not over, not over, not over yet” is arguably as perfect a pop hook as it’s possible to write. Euphoric with optimism, it’s simple enough to slap on a Topshop tee while packing a punch that’ll even beam a smile on to Lou Reed’s miserable mug. Now sack off those happy vibes […]

“”It’s not over, not over, not over, not over yet” is arguably as perfect a pop hook as it’s possible to write. Euphoric with optimism, it’s simple enough to slap on a Topshop tee while packing a punch that’ll even beam a smile on to Lou Reed’s miserable mug. Now sack off those happy vibes for a trip into the stripped-bare world of DIY garage punk, where our new favourite trio pen lines like “We love our mums but don’t talk about it/We’ve got huge dicks and don’t you doubt it!” Topshop are clearly missing a trick. Now step in the ring and meet Let’s Wrestle. Ding ding, Round 1!

Round 1
How did Let’s Wrestle get going?
Mike Hankin: “Basically WPG and I have always been doing it and a few years ago we sent a demo tape to Marquis Cha Cha, who said it was shit.”
WPG: “It was shit.”
Louis Scase: “It was shit.”

MH: “Then we asked Louis to play drums‚””
WPG: “‚”and then Marquis Cha Cha changed their minds.”

Round 2
If Let’s Wrestle could wrestle any other band, which would it be?
LS: “You wouldn’t know who the rent boys are, but I would like to wrestle them.”
WPG: “Let’s Wrestle from Bradford – they are two girls who stole our name.”
MH: “Slayer.”

Round 3
What can people expect from Let’s Wrestle?
WPG: “Rock/pop.”
MH: “I think that we are like a really cool band who, erm, play rock music.”
LS: “Seventies hard rock mixed with wimpy indie.”
WPG: “So basically, two more singles at least.”

Round 4
Favourite wrestler?
WPG and MH: “Giant Haystacks, he is our lord.”
LS: “Jamaica George.”

Round 5
How do you feel about the influx of bands using synths and dance elements?
MH: “We really want to be like them – we use synths in the studio and wish we could use them in our live sets.”

Round 6
How do you feel about the current state of music?
LS: “Music is shit it’s all shit.”
MH: “Take That and Nelly Furtado have released some good singles recently.”
WPG: “There is no irony in Mike’s statement.”

Round 7
When not wrestling, what are you up to?
MH: “I have a wank and a sandwich.”
WPG: “I drink lots of Diet Coke.”
LS: “I fly gliders.”

Round 8
As Art Brut fans was ‘Formed A Band’ anything to do with starting the band?
WPG: “No but we see what you’ve done there.”

Round 9
Let’s wrestle are currently listening to‚”?
WPG: “Wet Dog, Tap Tap, Thomas Tantrum, Subway Sect, Wiley.”
LS: “Trip hop, gangster rap.”

Round 10
If Let’s Wrestle could wrestle any politician, who would it be?
WPG: “David Blunkett, he’s easy pickings.”

Round 11
Describe your sound in five words?
WPG: “Let’s Wrestle, Let’s Fucking Wrestle.”
MH: “Red Hot Indie Action Yeah.”

Round 12
But is guitar music without synths over like Macho Man Randy Savage?
LS: “No, Randy Savage will live forever.
WPG: “Randy Savage is my dad.”

Round 13
Which band do Let’s Wrestle like enough to form a tag team with?
MH: “Pete And The Pirates, as there are five of them.”

Round 14
What’s next for Let’s Wrestle?
WPG: “We explained that in the 3rd
round.”

Round 15
Any other business?
M: “Not much really, apart from my porn site knicker-teens, it’s smoking porn with teens (over 18).”

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