Let’s Wrestle from London interviewed by Tim the mute


Let’s Wrestle: Interview 10/09

by Tim The Mute

Let’s Wrestle are a fantastic new band from London, England. They are injected with a youthful vigor and sarcastic humor that set them apart from all the other bands that seem to be pouring out of there right now. Their debut album “In The Court Of The Wrestling, Let’s” is a cheeky reference to King Crimson’s “In The Court Of The Crimson King“. Still in their teens, they make music that is smart, funny and obnoxious in equal measures. How can they have all those great influences at such a young age? How are they so clever and fun while we all sit at home alone playing records? This is a band that will truly make you jealous because you just want to be them but you didn’t hear the Television Personalities until your 20s and you are so neurotic that Woody Allen movies cheer you up.

Here is their myspace if you’d like to listen to their music while you’re reading this!

Buy their record here from Stolen Recordings (Only 300 copies on vinyl!)


KFB: Please introduce yourselves.

LW: I am Wesley Patrick Gonzalez I do the singing and that with my trusted guitar who’s name is Harriot St James Gonzalez the other 2 are Mike Lightning who is the bass wizard and there is Rev Darkus Bishop who has 2 sticks in which he plays drums with and he also has a PHD in Geology so he knows a lot about ROCK.

KFB: You guys look pretty young, how old are you?

LW: We are 18 years of age all 3 of us.

KFB: Do you have day jobs, and if so what do you do?

LW: Nope never worked a day of my life I’m a moocher the other 2 have no occupation either Mike has a bit of cash in hand work at the moment he’s building a house in the country.

KFB: Your song “I Won’t Lie To You” starts with the line “no matter how many records I buy, I can’t fill this void” That was what grabbed me right away and made me look you folks up. Are you guys vinyl junkies?

LW: Well I don’t buy Vinyl anymore mainly because I was too lazy to change the needle on my record player its a whole bus ride to the shop to get another one so I buy CDs but I don’t download stuff, that’s immoral. Mike and Darkus are both collectors of the old black plastic.

KFB: Do you have any interesting records in your collection worth bragging about?

LW: I have the original mix of Raw Power by Iggy And The Stooges which is almost impossible to find on CD, Pavement’s first single as well as a tape of Vic Godard and the Subway Sect’s unreleased first album but unfortunately don’t have a cassette player so have never been able to listen to it.

KFB: The English are known for their high-quality sitcoms, are there any shows that you watch religiously?

LW: Seinfeld is a big one I love Seinfeld my other favourite is Reeves And Mortimer two English comedians and they did a lot of programmes in the 90’s and I’ve collected everything they have ever done on VHS. There’s a programme on at the moment called Loose Women which I’m obsessed with at the moment its just a panel of middle aged women talking about how funny their husbands act and the like, it sounds awful but its my main way of finding out what goes on in the world and I hope it will make me a bit better with the ladies.

KFB: Tell me a hilarious anecdote that ends with someone puking.

LW: A few weeks ago we played a festival and I went to see my new favourite band Male Bonding after drinking about 12 beers jumped on stage, dived off, smacked my head on a railing, accidentally kicked a girl in the face (apparently she didn’t mind!) left the tent, insulted nearly everyone I talked to and then threw up on myself. This was at about 7 in the afternoon and then I had to go home and whilst having sick on myself went up to all the girls around me who were also walking back and invited them back to my house the next morning I phoned Mike up and asked what happened and once he told me I realized I was wearing the same clothes and hadn’t even noticed there was vomit on them! What a great day!

KFB: Tell us a bit about your new record and how/where you made it?

LW: It’s called In The Court Of The Wrestling Let’s we made it in the studio we’ve always worked in underneath a ukulele shop it took 21 hours I think, I calculated it a while ago and cant remember for sure. It is a pretty good record very poppy whilst being scuzzy at parts, the next record I think will be better there is already something like 29 songs but we are going to pick and choose the best ones. we have about 7 tracks rehearsed and ready to go that will definitely on the 2nd but we are working out the rest and the 2nd album tittle is Trought Mask Wrestlica as you can tell we prefer stealing other peoples titles than coming up with our own.

KFB: If you were driving on tour and you ran over an old man by accident, what would you do with the body and would you turn yourselves in?

LW: I wouldn’t do anything with the body or turn myself in hit and fucking run dude!!!

KFB: Thanks very much for joining me in this typed interview, Let’s Wrestle. I am really looking forward to hearing more from you! Are you coming to play Canada soon? Morrissey won’t play here because he thinks we all club baby seals. Truly sad, but he can do as he likes, having such fine hair and all.

LW: Thank you and you’re welcome I hope we can come to Canada soon but we have no immediate plans to. Fuck Morrissey I got up to his house and kill animals in protest in regards to him being a big pussy. Not really Morrissey is ok its his dickhead friend Johnny Marr who I have a problem with whats he doing joining all these new bands what a loser he’s like an Indie Pedophile.

KFB: Thanks guys!

Let’s Wrestle are playing at CMJ so check it out!

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