- 08 Oct 19
The Wha on the rise
All aged just 18, Kilkenny four-piece The Wha have entered the Irish pop-punk scene with style. Dual vocalists and guitarists Finn Cusack and Sam Cullen had struck up a friendship in school, and started writing songs together, heavily inspired by artists like Elvis Costello. Their mutual passion led organically to collaboration.
Their blistering debut single 'Innocent' also arrived quite effortlessly. "It kind of wrote itself to be honest," says Finn. "It's one of those ones, it came together in about 10 minutes." While the lyrics of 'Innocent' mention addiction and Catholic Church's scandals, The Wha are not here to preach. "We're not looking to delve into things too much," insists Finn.
The Wha were signed by British label Chess Club Records a few months ago and had the privilege to play not one, but two, sets at Electric Picnic this summer. Both nicely showcased their playfully chaotic tunes. "The gigs are getting better," concludes Finn. "So it's good and exciting."