Over The Wall are the nicest men in rock. They don’t deserve to have their session come out two years late.And yet here we are. Of all the footage that got messed up in our tech-meltdown, this was worst affected. We filmed this session on a wet, grey February afternoon in 2010. Over The Wall were playing at the launch party for Leith Records, on The Leith Agency’s barge, and we got them upstairs to the foosball area with a couple of old keyboards to sing us some songs.
Based in Glasgow, Over The Wall released their first record, Treacherous, at the end of 2010 on Motive Sounds. It’s the kind of album that will force you to smile from ear to ear, almost as much as their live shows, even though the subject matter is not always upbeat. Drum machines, cheap keyboards, rock guitar licks, and Gav’s soulful voice combine to make the most odd, fun records of 2010, and a favourite of ours ever since.
The first song is “The Crucible”, a standout from the album. While on record the song climaxes with an almost metal solo-fest, this version focusses on the rather more subdued first part, all organ-like keyboards and snooker-based drama.
The second song here is “Children, Don’t Eat the Cake”, a song we know nothing about other than it’s great. It’s a more musically upbeat track: classic Over The Wall cheap drums and keys, with more hurt and loss (possibly) in the vocals.
Having toured the British Isles in 80 days (kind of) last year, OTW have been a bit quiet of late. We hope that means there will be a new record coming soon.
Gav and Ben, sorry again for the delay, we hope you like this.