Quickfire Questions #53: Jamie Jay and Sam Robinson of Wild Swim

By on Friday, 4th October 2013 at 11:00 am

Jamie Jay (guitar / keyboards / programming / production) and Sam Robinson (drums / percussion) of Oxford band Wild Swim decided to tag team it when we asked them our TGTF Quickfire Questions. They recently appeared at London XOYO as support for Duologue, and Ben’s review of that night is forthcoming. But first, let’s take a trip down memory lane with the lads…

What song is your earliest musical memory?
Jamie: The earliest pop song would probably be David Bowie‘s ‘Life On Mars’.

What was your favourite song as a child?
Sam: Rolling Stones – ‘Sympathy For The Devil’.

What song makes you laugh?

Jamie and Sam: Kirin J. Callinan – ‘Embracism’ (it’s also very good though).

What song makes you cry?
Sam: Martin Simpson – ‘Brothers Under the Bridge’.

What song reminds you of the first time you fell in love? (It’s up to you if you want this to be sweet, naughty, etc.)
Sam: Tom Waits – ‘Hang Down Your Head in Sorrow’.

What song makes you think of being upset / angry? (Example: maybe you heard it when you were angry with someone and it’s still with you, and/or something that calms you down when you’re upset, etc.)
Jamie: Rage Against The Machine – ‘Wind Below’.

Which song (any song written in the last century) do you wish you’d written yourself?
Jamie: Grizzly Bear – ‘I Live With You’.

Who is your favourite writer? (This can be a songwriter or ANY kind of writer.)
Sam: Gary Snyder (poet and essayist).

If you hadn’t become a singer/musician/songwriter/etc., what job do you think you’d be doing right now?
Jamie: Gutting fish.

If God said you were allowed to bring only one album with you to Heaven, which would it be and why? (Sorry, but double albums do not count.)
Sam: Cut Hands – ‘Black Mamba’ (‘cos I can’t imagine they have much of that up there).

Cheers to Jamie and Sam for answering our questions and Jonathan and Aoife for sorting this out for us. Wild Swim’s next release is the single for ‘New Dawn’, out on the 21st of October; listen to the single here.

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11:02 am
4th October 2013

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4th October 2013

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