Lucy grew up singing under the strict instruction of a conductor who listened to Mendelssohn and Gatecrasher 1999. Darian grew up under the(toxic?) smell of burning polystyrene. Since 2009 they've been playing music under the name of Wet Wings, a band name that appears on Twitter when people tweet about their infatuation with (greasy) wet (chicken) wings. We recently spoke to Wet Wings about their track, Feeeel It, which features on the RUBY album.
What is the inspiration behind the song? What is it about?
This song is about ghosts, superstition, and other nonscientific whimsy.
Who did you work with on the song?
This song has Lucy and Darian playing all the instruments but Jon Lemmon did the mastering to make sure the song didn't hurt people's ears.
Does it have a video? What is that about?
This song does have a video. We haven't spoken to the people who made the video, Johnny Lyon and Sophia Jenny, about the video very much. But they did a great job. Sophia's in a field running around, getting some exercise.
What other New Zealand artists do you look up to?
Joseph Ernest Harper (comedy), Jonathan Phillips/Mount Pleasant, Jon Lemmon, Jonathan Bree. If your name starts with Jo, you are someone we look up to. Lucy hastens to add that she also loves Bachelorette.
What instruments do you play?
We sing over guitar, keyboard (primarily a Casiotone MT-45 or Casiotone. MT-65 for when we want the extra 20 MTs), some viola, and programmed beats. There is also clarinet and flute on the album thanks to family.
What do you consider when you are getting dressed to perform (clothes/makeup/hair do etc)?
Not embarrassing ourselves. Once I accidentally wore a pair of cords that make it look like I have a constant erection. I'm not that virile.
Where is your favorite place to wear your Converse kicks?