MoggBlog: Interview with Winchester 7 & the Runners

Garage rock outfit Winchester 7 & the Runners are a trio that recently stopped by MoggBlog to chat about writing processes, dream collaboration, their latest release ‘When the World Stops Spinning’ and how the internet has impacted the music business. 

To anyone new to your music, name 3 words that best describe your sound. 

Jack Kane: Indie 
Winchester 7: Ukulele 
Phil Voorhees: Rock 

What’s your writing process like? Do you write the music or lyrics first? 

Winchester 7: It always seems best when it begins with the music. I’ve got some lyric ideas sitting around that I hope to come back to at some point, but without music they always seem to end up sounding more like limericks. 

Phil: There once was a Win with a uke… 

Jack: [laughs] So, usually, it happens when we’re jamming together or when Win bring something to us that he has in mind. We’ll flesh it out together and go as far as recording it, drums, and bass; before he goes off and comes back with some lyrics. 

Winchester 7: They typically come to mind as a phrase or an idea that I build around and then we finish off as a group. Then, we add vocals, solos, and final touches before sending off for mix. 

If you could collaborate with anyone dead or alive, who would it be? 

Winchester 7: Paul McCartney! 
Jack: Macca 
Phil: Peter Hook