Ultimate Playlist: Warmduscher
It’s not uncommon for musicians to be in multiple bands, but it’s pretty rare for these new projects to shine just as brightly. Exceptions to this trend – made up from members of boundary-pushing underground/alternative greats Fat White Family, Paranoid London, Insecure Men and Childhood – Warmduscher are one of the most exciting, and certainly one of the sleaziest, bands to surface in the past few years. What started out as an impromptu one-off New Year’s Eve gig between the members quickly blew up into something much bigger, with the band’s second impressive album ‘Whale City’ dropping earlier this year to rave reviews across the board, firmly putting the group of oddballs in the ears of proclaimed music lovers.
Since this somewhat haphazard inception in 2014, Warmduscher have become something more permanent with the lineup today consisting of Clams Baker Jr (Craig Louis Higgins Jr), Lightnin’ Jack Everett (Jack Everett), Mr. Salt Fingers Lovecraft (Ben Romans-Hopcraft), The Witherer aka Little Whiskers (Quinn Whalley) and Thunder Strings AKA Quicksand (Adam J Harmer) each lending themselves to a straight up no-holds-barred live performance.
A guitar-led band first and foremostly, Warmduscher do things their own way; seamlessly blending their confident air of ‘no-fucks-given’ and outlandish outfit choices with a more careful & ultimately intelligent refinery to their scuzzy-sound that puts them in a strange league of their own. Imaginative and twisted, the quintet pose as an air of difference amongst a sea of leather-jacket clad indie bands – their fractured rock’n’roll cum hellish-pop would sound just as in place in 2018 as it would decades ago, or perhaps years in the future. They can’t be pinned down and that is exactly what makes them so exciting.
With an upcoming date in Manchester ( & to find out a little more about the band behind-the-scenes), we asked Warmduscher to delve into their top music picks and create us their Ultimate Playlist. Going B2B, Lightnin & Clams’ top picks are probably something a little different to what you might expect (at least to us they were!)
Lightnin: Lil Noid – Binghampton Niggas
I think I found out about Lil Noid from an interview with Juicy J. The song is from his album called Paranoid Funk, the whole thing is great.
Clams: Greedo – Street Life
I’ve picked Greedo’s ‘Street Life’ just because it reminds me of the songs my grandma would sing to me at night.
Lightnin: Jackie McLean – The tob
I heard this on one of those old 411 skate videos, or on a Mark Gonzales video, (or neither of those).
Clams: Doja Cat – MOOO!
My girls can’t stop singing it!
Lightnin: Domenique Dumont – La Bataille de Neige
My dog is into this song, it’s like sweating underwater.
Clams: Young M.A. – PettyWap
Because the video makes me think of another great summer on Cape Cod
Lightnin: Black Randy & The Metrosquad – Loner with a Boner
Clams showed me this & the rest is poetry.
Clams: Iron Galaxy – Cannibal Ox
My song for 2019.
Lightnin: Sickazz Dog – Royal Trux
Comforting and rewarding. Can’t eat puke without throwing up first.
Clams: Lil Duval – Smile
This one is just a song to do the robot to all those haters to.
Like the sound of them? You can catch Warmduscher on tour on the dates below –
OCT 16 – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
OCT 17 – YES, Manchester
OCT 18 – The Dome, Tufnell Park
OCT 19 – The Festing, Southsea
OCT 22 – The Chameleon Arts Cafe, Nottingham
OCT 20 – Cowley Road, Oxford
OCT 20 – Simple Things Festival, Bristol
OCT 20 – Hare & Hounds Kings Heath, Birmingham
NOV 8 – Upstairs at Dolans, Limerick
NOV 9 – The Workman’s Club, Dublin