|Waves of Sound
Meijin Bruttomesso - July 5, 2012
for The Deli’s Artist of the Month and winners of Sonicbids’
“Road to Roo,” a contest that awarded a slot at this year’s
Bonnaroo Festival, Williamsburg-born Water Knot has been riding an
upward wave. The quartet’s sound channels the late Bruce Lee’s
philosophy to essentially “be water,” and their music takes the shape
of undulating melodies, angst-ridden multi-part harmonies that
crescendo with sweeping guitar solos and instrumental interludes. Their
track “Home” opens gently with minimal instrumentation and evolves into
spacey rock melded with pop sensibilities, and on their latest single,
“Big Brother,” which has a video to accompany it, sonic
layers echo with ringing guitar arpeggios and glowing vocals over
Can any of you tie a water knot, or is that completely unrelated? What
is the story behind the band name?
Completely unrelated. We were looking for a band name for quite a while
with no luck until one night I had a dream where Bruce Lee was hitting
a bucket full of water and the splash from the hit created
a figure on the adjacent wall spelled "Water
Knot.” Sounded like a good name for a band.
What’s the best thing about being in New York as a band?
The music scene. Lots of great bands and artists out here.
What have been your greatest accomplishments of 2012 so far?
Being on the same lineup for Bonnaroo Festival 2012 with heavy guns as
Radiohead, The Beach Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and
many other artists we like.
If your music could be the soundtrack of any film, what type of film
would it be? What would be the general plot?
Epic Film. General plot: a general named Plot doing epic things in
general. And, in 3D.
Where do you see the band in 5 years?
Can't answer that. I don't even know what I'll be having for dinner
tomorrow evening. Perhaps we'll be playing gigs on Mars by
"We were looking for a band name for quite a while with no luck until one night I had a dream where Bruce Lee was hitting a bucket full of water and the splash from the hit created a figure on the adjacent wall spelled 'Water Knot.'"
"Big Brother Single"
I'd like to think of the music we make as colorful. Also, It can either flow or at other times crash and explode.
For those who like: Hard to give you a straight answer as we're not sure how to def