Meet ‘Em – Wizards Can’t Be Lawyers

Solidifying themselves as one of Nottingham’s fastest rising bands, Wizards Cant Be Lawyers bring the party on the 26th April following the release of their debut single ‘Paying For A Friend’. So we got to know ’em!

Welcome, Wizards Can’t Be Lawyers. How are you feeling on the run up to your debut headline at our place?

We’re feeling great it should be a real party. Bodega is a bit of an HQ for us so it’ll be nice to play for friends old and new.

You’ve brought the party to a number of different venues across the city recently, what can you tell us about developing your live sound over this time?

Playing lives shows in often unusual venues has helped us to wield our three guitar players with smite. Other than that it’s just been about getting comfortable on stage and having fun and hopefully that rubs off.

In your first incarnation as the band, your frontman Joss was playing drums. What caused the switch in dynamics?

Harry Laycock IS the greatest drummer in all of Nottingham. That’s all.

You recently released your debut single ‘Paying For A Friend’ and ‘Mercury Man’, can you tell us more about the recording process and how those two tracks came about?

Paying for a friend was recorded by Eleanor Price at the Uni studios below Metronome so we tracked there in the evenings over a few weeks whereas Mercury man was recorded in my bedroom in about two hours one late evening.

There’s some overlap between members of Sancho Panza, how was the UK tour with those guys?

The tour was good fun! The overlap of members made logistics so much easier. Less cars, more beers to go around.

How do you go about coming up with new ideas and can you recommend any decent rehearsal spaces for bands wanting somewhere to go?

We just hang out and play tunes and ideas usually come when we get daft. Before we got our rehearsal space we just used to use pirate which isn’t bad. Either that or just hope you housemates don’t mind you making a racket.

Lastly… there is no rider budget. Free rein. What you having?

Unlimited rider budget… driving lessons

Wizards Can’t Be Lawyers play The Bodega on the 26th April. Tickets on sale now.






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