The track is taken from their debut album SWARMCULTURE (read our review), which was released earlier this year on Alcopop! Records
“Lyrically, Old World Blues is quite claustrophobic, and I really wanted to get a sense of entrapment and anger across. The title was a phrase that had been kicking around in discussion for a while, and just stuck- it became the perfect banner for the slouching, drunken feel of the track. We’re also big fans of expansive, totemic titles and ‘Old World Blues’ felt like the title of some kind of psychedelic spaghetti-Western film, and we just felt that it worked.
We set out to write the slowest, sludgiest, heaviest song we could get away with. We wanted a real slow, almost hip hop style beat, and the riff just spawned from there. I wrote the verse lyrics on the back of my flight ticket in Marseille Airport in a boiling hot departure lounge at the height of summer. I guess the song is our crest of intent, us taking aim and limbering up- we’ve got you in our sights.”
– Aidan Razzall, vocals
Fast gaining a reputation as fierce and unpredictable live force, WEIRDS are gearing up to perform at Liverpool Psych Fest and Reeperbahn Festivals, before supporting DZ Deathrays on their UK tour this September.
20th Sep – Sugar Factory, Amsterdam (NL)
21st Sep – Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg (DE)
23rd Sep – Psych Fest, Liverpool
24th Sep – Hope & Ruin, Brighton (w/ DZ Deathrays)
25th Sep – Hobos, Bridgend (w/ DZ Deathrays)
26th Sep – The Horn, St. Albans (w/ DZ Deathrays)
27th Sep – Camden Monarch, London (w/ DZ Deathrays)
28th Sep – Camden Assembly, London (w/ DZ Deathrays)
28th Oct – The Finsbury, London