Lay­ing foun­da­tions

Rhythm - - INTERVIEW -

Dave Baker on the Ward Thomas songs he most en­joys play­ing live

“‘Guilty Flow­ers’ is such a well writ­ten song that re­ally it just plays it­self. It’s one of those songs that’s so well in­grained, the parts are so clear and I can be a bit more of a show­man when I’m play­ing it. There’s also a track called ‘Boomerang’, which I re­ally like play­ing live. That’s had a lot of work­shop­ping to get right, but I’ve en­joyed the process of where it started and where it is now from a live point of view. It’s a four-to-the-floor pop stom­per. We re­cently did the ti­tle track ‘Cart­wheels’ as a full band too. The sin­gle ver­sion has drums but the al­bum ver­sion doesn’t, so we de­cided to put a rhythm sec­tion to it for live per­for­mances. It’s such an emo­tive song and it’s very per­sonal to the girls. To be able to play along with that tune felt quite spe­cial to me. Then you’ve got ‘Carry You Home’ at the end of the set, which is a big tune where you just go for it.”

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