Josh Wheatley took some time to discuss his new single, the Nottingham music scene, and more with us. Check out the interview and his new single “I Know You.”
When did you first get into music? How did it all start for you?
I started playing music because I was bored with college. My first ‘gig’ was Acoustic Rooms at Rescue Rooms in Nottingham. As first gigs go it was pretty good. Band of Skulls were playing in the main room, when the gig finished many people came out and stayed to watch my set.
What is the music scene in Nottingham like?
The music scene is great! Very diverse, with many different genres. It’s a fantastic place to build relationships with fellow musicians.
Where is your favorite spot to play a show?
Undoubtedly the Bodega in Nottingham. I’ve supported some of my favourite artists there.
Who are some of the other local artists we should check out?
Definitely Felix M-B. He’s just released a brilliant EP. Daudi Matsiko. Beautiful sounds! Big fan of Silver Wilson too. Their new song Let It Go is excellent. Also, my good friend George Gretton. He’s releasing new music soon (I hope).
What was your writing and recording process like for “I Know You”?
Writing-wise it happened pretty quickly. Recording was a little longer, but still a smooth process. It’s a song I’ve sat on for a little while.
What can we expect from the rest of the upcoming EP?
More songs like “I Know You.” I had the absolute pleasure of working with Josh Rumble (from Anteros) on Worry and Saviour, and they’re great fun to play live too.
What has it been like getting the attention of people at places like BBC and Clash Magazine?
Absolutely mad! I’ve read a lot on Clash, so to see my name featured was just a little bit cool for me.
What else can we expect from you in 2018 aside from the EP?
I’m heading on tour with New York Tourists in May. Very excited about that. That and just working on more music.
Thank you for your time! Where is the best place for our readers to follow you?
Instagram, Twitter, Soundcloud – @joshisok
Facebook – Josh Wheatley