Welcome to the second check-in with a locked-down local act, with another ‘In Short’. We vaguely disturbed Will Southward from dreamy, poppy Bradford on Avon quartet, Wasuremono to see just how clean his hands are and to be the millionth in a long line of people to have posed the question in the title of their last album back to him – Are You OK? Here’s his lockdown low-down:

“During lockdown, I have been getting my daily run in and keeping two metres away from my family and friends. I’ve also bought a Metallophone on eBay, so that will provide some entertainment…

“But for the last year or so, I have been working on the new album in my home studio and I became a dad six months ago to my lovely daughter, Nell! She’s very entertaining and a cheaper laugh than going out anyway. We were going to release the album this year, but now it’s looking like early 2021, with some singles this year as a lead-up.

“The Coronavirus hasn’t affected the production of the album, as I’m always isolated in my home studio anyway. If anything, it’s sped the production up, as I can’t go to the pub anymore.”

See the video for ‘Are You OK?’ here:

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Three words to describe my music…

Homemade. Quirky. Pop!

Last photo on my phone…

Myself, Madelaine and our daughter, Nell having a lockdown afternoon siesta together.

Favourite Instagram account…

@chillwildlife

The best venue I’ve played…

Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

Earliest song I remember…

REM – ‘Half A World Away’

The worst job I’ve ever had…

Kitchen sous-chef – I got fired on my first and last day for not washing the salad properly. Customers complained about eating dirt.

Favourite food on tour…

Kebab. Got to stay healthy when on the road.

Favourite word…

Microsoft Word ’97.

Things that cheer me up…

Stroking dogs and getting licked by them.

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…

Two metres apart from my bandmates on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.

I think you should listen to…

Your elders.

If I could see anyone play live it would be…

Led Zeppelin

Check out Wasuremono’s website here.

Featured Image by William Southward (even DIY on the photography).