Pop Landmine: Bunch of Wallies
September 29, 2012
Posted By: David Daly
It starts out like most rock bands, with two friends (in this case roomates) who share the same musical tastes, that decide to start a band and take over the world. That's exactly what Neven Skoro (guitar/vocals) and Myles Edwin (guitar) set out to do. Recruiting the likes of Ryan Hurst (bass) and Drew Silverman (drums) and an arsenal of Arctic Monkeys, Strokes, Rolling Stones, Beatles and Doors records, The Wallies quickly began to hone their sound and in a few short months began recording 2 EP's and playing shows locally. Clad in jean and leather jackets, they delivered countless tight performances that quickly garnered an impressive loyal fan base.
The Wallies quickly booked studio time at the local Science Recording Studios and recorded their debut EP entitled "Cream" which is currently available for free download. Their first music video "What I Like About You is You're Rock Bottom", produced by Rodney Woosley, partly filmed at Science Recording Studios and not featured on "Cream" is also out on FUSE on Demand and Youtube.
In a recent interview with Vents Magazine, Skoro explained that the band's name came from an old british comedy called "Only Fools and Horses", where a character referred to his brother's band as a bunch of wallies. I don't know about you but I can only interpret the term "wallies" as a bunch of derelicts or slackers...
Though, with nods from CL Tampa as one of the "must see acts" of St. Pete's AntiWarpt III music festival, 2 EP's, 2 music videos, an Eternal Sound Studios Session, and countless shows all over Southwest Florida, these guys are some of the hardest working derelicts and slackers around.
The guys are also avid film and visual arts fans, with lots of DIY music video plans for the future. Check out their latest video for "Wrong Way", edited by guitarist and vocalist Neven Skoro.
Eternal Sound Studios Session "At the Fair"
Though they have been moving forward at full speed, The Wallies are still a new band. In a recent interview they explained how in the beginning, they were simply anxious to get together and play and now they are exerting a more focused and conscious effort toward how they actually want to sound on their forthcoming efforts. All i can say is, don't slow down too much guys, we can't wait to hear the fruits of your labor.
Download the free "Cream EP" on Bandcamp
Follow The Wallies on Facebook
About the author: David Daly is the founder of SarasotaDay.com and is an avid musician. Daly is also a member of and/or has recorded albums with many bands including Completely from Mountains, Sons of Hippies and Big Blu House.