Review Fix Exclusive: Scant Regard’s Will Crewdson  Talks Origin, Goals And More

Review Fix chats with Scant Regard’s Will Crewdson, who discusses his newest venture, breaking down his creative process, goals and future.

Review Fix: How did this project come together? 

Will Crewdson: I always wanted to do something on my own.

Scant Regard started at a point where I’d kind of had enough of playing in bands and wanted to try something different. I’ve since managed to start playing with a few bands and I’m still doing this alongside them. 

The sound came very naturally to me as I love electronic music and I just wanted to fuse it with my style of guitar playing and go out there on my own. 

Review Fix: What’s your creative process like? 

Crewdson: I normally piece a few ideas and riffs together and then add the electronic element to it from there. Ideas can come from anywhere really but normally spurred on by travel or dreams. Or dreams of travel. 

Sometime I might listen to something I’ve recorded and have no recollection of how it came about. I think the best tracks come out like that when you don’t even think. 

Review Fix: What’s your standout song? 

Crewdson: I normally finish my gigs with the first track I wrote for this project which is called Harpernoid. It has all the energy solid riffs I like. 

The idea behind it was a kind of android spy film I had in my minds eye half inspired by the 60’s Paul Newman film Harper. 

I like playing You’re Welcome too because it’s the most sarcastic song I’ve ever done. 

Review Fix: How was it written? 

Crewdson: Harpernoid was just all built around an almost bluesy guitar riff. When I came up with that everything else just draped around it easily. It has quite a Prince-like groove. I loved the way he used basic drum machine patterns but still had so much feel by what he played over those cold beats. 

Review Fix: What are your goals for the rest of 2018? 

Crewdson: I’m working on a covers EP at the moment which will include my version of Mickey by Toni Basil. That’s all I’m giving away at this point – I’ve probably said too much! 

Then I’m on tour with The Selecter in the US as I also play guitar with them and I’m rounding off the year with two nights at The Roundhouse playing with Adam Ant. There’s a few Scant Regard shows going on in between all this on both sides of the Atlantic so check the site www.scantregard.com

Review Fix: How do you want your music to affect people? 

Crewdson: Just to make them feel something whether negativity or positively really. To move people with music is like magic and hopefully some of my stuff does that. A lot of people say I should be doing film music as a lot of this stuff is instrumental but I’m more into major themes than background music so I’m not sure how that would work. 

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