In the modern scheme of progressive music, alternative rock now plays as much of a popular influence on the scene as do the styles traditional draws of classical and jazz music. Among other greats, Porcupine Tree, The Mars Volta and Radiohead are some of the best known groups keeping progressive rock up to date and with the times. John Wesley, who is known as a live session guitarist and singer for Porcupine Tree over the years, aligns himself with this forward thinking trend in progressive rock. Wesley has been running a successful solo career for over 20 years, and in that period he released seven studio albums. His eighth studio full-length is titled ‘A Way You’ll Never Be,’ (Click Here To Read) and is scheduled for the October 7 release via Inside Out Music.
Recently Metal Wani’s Editor In Chief Owais ‘Vitek’ Nabi had a chat with John Wesley. He discusses the upcoming new album “A Way You’ll Never Be”, musical direction, finding a perfect balance between Progressive and Alternative Rock sound and writing a riff oriented album with lots of spacey guitar solos.
He also talks about writing long pieces with each based around melodies, writing vocal melodies on the album, maintaining the organic & live sound on the album. He throws light on working with Steven Wilson, why he misses playing with Porcupine Tree frontman and upcoming U.S. tour with Marillion and Steven.
Stream The Conversation Below: