Codewalkers take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the upcoming talent across the world! Up next, we have Welsh rockers Codewalkers.

A song that made you want to make music?

Chay (bass) –The House That Jack Built’, Groove!

Best rider you’ve had?

Chay – Once had goat curry served to us as we were going on stage so had to munch between songs.

Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?

Daf (guitar)- Driving through what was pretty much a river on the way back from playing Big Cwtch Festival last year.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

Seun (vocals) – ‘It’s time that I told you that all you believe is a lie. And all that you went through, all your pain, they deny.’

Easiest song you wrote?

Seun – Childish diss against a maths teacher I had when I was a kid. The line I remember is ‘having a face like a rat on cocaine’.

Favourite song in your set?

Daf – New single ‘Part of the Pride‘ of course! Although our first ever release ‘Street Philosophy‘ does get the crowd going.

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

Seun – Skin from Skunk Anansie

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Seun – resenting the time spent away from making music

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Seun – Aled can mimic a heart attack using his double bass drum pedals

Jokes you have in the band?

Daf – Seun can’t seem to write a song that doesn’t hint at pyromania. It’s probably a good thing we don’t have a pyrotechnics budget for our shows yet.

Key to writing a song?

Chay – C# minor (sorry). Seriously though, it’s gotta have a good hook or something the listener can latch on to quickly.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

Seun – 360 miles.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Seun – Lamb on stage supporting Faithless. The music wrapped itself around my bones.

New band you’d recommend?

Chay – Tank and the Bangas

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Daf – Someone like Rudimental would be cool.

Place you’d most like to tour?

Seun – Japan

Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?

Daf – There’s a great Neil Young line about committing to stuff that’s always stuck with me – ‘It’s better to burn out than it is to rust’.

Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?

Daf – I think most people feel that they fit into some kind of group and are part of something bigger than themselves.

See us live at?

Chay – The Moon, Cardiff. We love that venue!

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

Seun – Different, not better. These days you can connect with your audience more directly.

Unusual merchandise?

Daf – We have t-shirts with a massive picture of Seun’s face on!

Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?

Daf – We’ve done a few acoustic arrangements of songs that are on YouTube. Would be cool to do some more of them.

What do your fans mean to you?

Daf – Having people connect with our music really helps make it worthwhile.

X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?

Daf – Just the occasional hangover cure.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

Chay – Jacob Rees-Mogg

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

Daf – Elephant. Plenty of bass!

Elizabeth Birt

February 19, 2019

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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