Waste of Paint is named after a lyric from one of the masters of this craft Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes). The band, from its inception has always been an arts project, they just use sounds as their medium. Formed in Hull, Waste of Paint is an ever evolving door of creatives based around the songwriting duo of Adam Brodie and Dan Spooner. Typically Brodie is the wordsmith, and Spooner the producer, although they co-write and produce everything together. They have just released new track, Baudelaire Waltz, which they discussed with The Fountain in more depth.
TF: A new single, how exciting, what has the reception been like so far?
It’s been a little overwhelming to be honest. We have had numerous messages of support from people who really connect to the song. I think the content is quite hard hitting. It’s a heart breaking account of falling apart…. ‘this feels like it’s about me’ has been a pretty common comment, which is nice to hear as a songwriter but upsetting to think other people are really struggling as much as I was when I wrote it. I just hope people look after each other and reach out when needed.
TF: With a title like Baudelaire Waltz, it sounds suave, but what can we expect from the single?
Imagine the last dance, a waltz, with the sponsor of your broken heart. Holding them close, praying they won’t leave… only to realise your actually dancing alone. It’s a horrible song delivered with beautiful honesty, but it should come with a warning.
TF: And is the first from an EP or an album that we can see the release of later in 2019?
We are currently writing and recording at the moment so expect another release soon. Something a little more uplifting hopefully.
TF: Will you be promoting the single with a tour at all, will we have the pleasure of seeing you live?
We have just finished a small tour and have a few intimate shows lined up, which we are really excited about. A couple of bits with the BBC are booked in and some exciting stuff is being negotiated as we speak.
TF: How did you all meet and form Waste of Paint?
Myself (Adam, Vocals & Guitar) & Dan (Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar) were brought together to write and produce a song for Warren Records and PRS. We knew each other before but hadn’t worked together. We immediately knew we had something. We knew a brilliant drummer Jamie Dean, who has been in some incredible bands so he was recruited and off we went. A few great people dipped in and out of the band as we balanced work and family commitments before a good friend Dom Smith (Soundsphere Magazine) heard our new single and believed in us enough to push it to the next level. We knew we needed a final piece to our jigsaw however….. that’s where Sarge came in (Paul Sargeson – Bass), possibly the most talented musician I’ve ever come across. With him on board we had the line up we knew could deliver.