- Short Term Pleasures - WIRES (E.McGuire)
Ed McGuire launches new music
Posted on 12 Nov 2012
Scottish songwriter Ed McGuire and his band Wires, will be launching their debut EP Short Term Pleasures (out through MGM) this week in Sydney.
Two trips around the world, a relationship break-up, barred from your adopted country……and still you manage to get your first EP released. Commitment, passion, doggedness, stubborn stupidity – choose your own adjectives, but this is what it took Wires to get their debut record done and dusted.
"This is our first EP, but it's been a long time in the making." says the Alberts writer Ed McGuire, "since I left Scotland five years ago, I've been a bit of a travelling wilbury, writing songs on the hop and performing them on the acoustic guitar. But when I finally settled in Sydney, and realised that the songs I was writing really suited a band rather than a singer-songwriter, I decided to seek out some like-minded souls."
And so, in early 2012, Wires was born.
"At first it was a bit of a moniker, a play on my surname, but once I realised that writing songs, in fact any kind of art, is about making connections, in terms of experiences and emotions, it began to take on more of a conceptual meaning. Wires is about the things that connect us all, even if sometimes they are invisible."
Although now based in Sydney, the strong melodies and power pop influences of Scottish indie guitar bands such as The Fratellis, The View, Frightened Rabbit and Travis show through in Eds song-writing.
The Wires EP is released independently through MGM and is available on iTunes.
Lead song Short Term Pleasures is supported by an eclectic quirky video which Ed explains, "I wrote Short Term Pleasures after coming to terms with how addicted I was to seeking out instant gratification. however, I don't think I'm alone in this; the essence of our consumerist society is geared towards that, so it's not really our fault. But when you're so tuned in to seeking out the next 'hit', you lose sight of the longer term goals and things that, whilst they might take longer and more work to achieve, are ultimately more satisfying. If I had to sum it up, I'd say it's about sex vs love, a one night stand versus a truly loving relationship."