Bleeding on the Soundtrack is the second album from William The Conqueror, following the debut Proud Distributor of the Peace , in an abstract biographical trilogy inspired by Hermann Hesse’s book My Belief. With the release of this new album already passed and an upcoming gig at Glasgow’s Hug and Pint, the Newquay-based band spoke with The Fountain about performing in Glasgow and working with Ethan Jones.

TF: A new album, how exciting, what has the reception been like so far?

 Yes, nice to finally have it out there.  All good so far thanks.

TF: What inspired you to title it Bleeding on the Soundtrack?

It’s to do with getting everything off your mind or out of your system.  It’s a musical purge of the ideas that had managed to keep bugging me since I was a teenager.

TF: And I see you have a list of exciting tour dates, including Glasgow’s Hug and Pint, have you performed in Glasgow before, how do you find the crowd?  

We’ve played Glasgow many times and can’t recall having a bad time! Crowds could always be bigger of course, but that’s what’s gonna happen this time right!

TF: Where has been your favourite gig to date? 


TF: What was it like to be working with Ethan Johns?

It was all rather serendipitous how it came to be and couldn’t have been an easier, more productive time.  He knows when and how to shut down overthought, which is what William needs most of the time. He’s like a wise master at the top of some musical temple.

William The Conqueror are performing at The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, on 1st May 2019.