GRLwood take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there. Here it’s the turn of GRLwood to tell us all about themselves!

A song that made you want to make music?

The Safety Dance by Men Without Hats

Best rider you have had?

One single bee released in the room, to add a sense of danger.

Craziest moment in the band?

The usual, getting my guitar ran over, waking up in the back of a van, getting yelled at by insecure men in my work environment. Who doesn’t deal with that though?

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

“I’m your dad.”

Easiest song you wrote?

I Hate My Mom,” because it was written as joke.

Favourite song in your set?

The part where I yell out at the crowd and call them ugly but sweet pet names and refer to them as one person.

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

Tyler, The Creator or Tegan and Sara.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Taxes, mental health, “per my last email”, “did so and so get you the correct files?” “Did the label contact follow through with that last engagement?” “Is there anything else you need from me?” and mental health.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Both of us play every instrument at once. We both do one-man band type stuff. Individually.

Jokes you have in the band?

“What is a quiche?”

Key to writing a song?

Think a lot. Self-sabotage to create disparity in your life for inspiration? I don’t know, I believe to give birth to creation as a metaphorical exhale, you need to also have great experience intake, or inhale.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

Canada or Northern California.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

I was wicked obsessed w Tegan and Sara as a teen. Does that count?

New band you’d recommend?

I live under a rock. Bands suck. I listen to FKA Twigs a lot these days.

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Yeah Yeah Yeah’s makes sense. Destroy Boys would also make sense. The fun thing about GRLwood is the setlist genre-wise is so malleable I could curate a set for a lot of co-bills to make sense. Bjork too.

Place you’d most like to tour?

An American mall tour. Whatever happened to those? Can we bring those back?

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

“You make your bed, and you lay in it.”

Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?

Grains of sand make a beach. The little things come together to make the big thing.

See us live at?

We have some Fall dates in the fixings.

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

The world is ever-changing, and the only constant is that we change with it, stagnate and die.

Unusual merchandise?

Pocket rockets. “GRLwood” is kind of a dick joke, so it’s funny and on-brand

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


What do your fans mean to you?

Come, sweet tender little bouncing baby beans, we mount our dragon steeds and ride at moon-break. Roll for initiative.

X-rays or any treatments needed for band injuries?

When I got a mic punted into my face, I went to Walgreens, trailing blood behind me. I opened a pack of liquid bandages in the aisle and a butterfly bandage, brought them to the bathroom and put myself back together right there. I paid at the counter, and then returned to the venue and got on stage to perform.

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

I’m busy making out with my sleep paralysis demon, okay?

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

Pine marten. What kind of furry am I? Was that the real question? You ever seen a cockroach fursona?


Elizabeth Birt

August 10, 2022

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


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