Worse For Wear x The Partae
What is your name and role within the band?
Hi, I’m Curtis Heinz and I am the lead vocalist and guitarist in Worse For Wear Where are you currently based?
Currently based in Brisbane
How did Worse For Wear form?
A mutual friend introduced me to our drummer when I moved to Brisbane. We hit it off and started writing. Not too long after that I convinced my brother to make the move up from Adelaide and play Bass. That was back in 2013 and we’ve never looked back.
Your new single ‘Don’t Look Down’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?
This song was influenced by our pop punk roots. We reworked the song to be a fast 2min singalong as a homage to where we’ve come from.
How did you go about writing the single?
As mentioned, it was a previously released song that we had all connected with. We wanted to bring it back for our debut and thought that moulding it to fit the flow of the record was the best way to go about this.
What does this track mean to you?
This track is special to me; the lyrical content is dark and reflects on an experience that has stuck with me for many years. Be sure to check on those around you.
Your new album will be out September 3, what was the process of writing an album like for you?
This record, being our first full length body of work, includes songs that span our whole existence of being a band. It was a slow burn. Also, this being the first time we were able to demo and really spend some time on the production and flow of the songs made it possible to create our best music to date.
Where and when did you record/produce/master and who did you work with?
We were lucky enough to work with the very talented Nick Wilkinson. He was a one stop shop and is responsible for what you hear on Sure To Leave A Mark.
Please tell us about your collaboration with We Set Signals Nick Wilkinson, how did it come about and what was the process like?
We had met Nick previously around Brisbane, playing various shows. We also became familiar with some of his production work that we were very impressed by, so when the opportunity to work together arose it was a no brainer. The process was great, and his knowledge and skills really brought our vision to life.
What’s planned for the remainder of 2021?
We, like everyone in the music industry currently, are hoping to get out and play shows. We are rehearsing and in the process of putting together a new live show which we cannot wait to share.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Currently I’m really digging Modsun’s “Internet Killed The Rockstar” record. It’s on repeat! What do you like to do outside of music?
On weekends I love to get out and play golf.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
At the moment you can’t go wrong with all the top notch restaurants down at Howard Smith Wharves in Brisbane. The lads and I are always up for a long lunch!