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Wishful Thinking tours with Seasick Steve
25 September 2009

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Paul Martin Wold, aka Wishful Thinking showcases a selection of his songs from debut album 'A Waste Of Time Well Spent' this November when he tours with dad, Seasick Steve:

2 Newcastle City Hall
3 Edinburgh Picture House
5 Leeds Academy
7 Liverpool Olympia
9 Manchester Apollo
10 Birmingham O2 Academy
12 Cardiff Millenium Centre
13 Warwick Arts Centre
15 Cambridge Corn Exchange
17 Brixton O2 Academy

Wishful Thinking
‘A Waste Of Time Well Spent’
We Make Mistakes
2nd November 2009

Paul Martin Wold, aka Wishful Thinking, was born on the island of Kauai, Hawaii in 1988 but spent most of his childhood in Olympia, Washington. Growing up in this town at this time he had an unprecedented childhood experience: being amidst one of the most significant indie rock scenes there ever was. His father, Steve Wold (better known these days as Seasick Steve), ran Moon Studios there, and Paul Martin was exposed to music at its purest and rawest from an early age, as bands such as Modest Mouse, 764 Hero, Fitz of Depression, and Murder City Devils passed through.

In 2001, at the age of 12, Wold moved with his family to Norway, where his mother is originally from. Dabbling in ‘song-writing’ since the age of 6, and experimenting with ‘band-mates’ in his early teens, Wishful Thinking was born when Paul Martin Wold was 16. This was when he realised his own brand of introspective melancholia called for no more than his voice and a guitar. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Bright Eyes, Elliott Smith and eventually Nick Drake and Neutral Milk Hotel, Wold played small gigs in the town he was living in, eventually moving to Oslo when boredom set in. In 2007 - ennui creeping up on him again - he was lured to London, joining his fathers touring band and continuing to explore his own music.

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The result, debut album 'A Waste of Time Well Spent', is reverie at its most alluring. A collection of beautiful songs, intense in their intimacy, skewed by an outright rejection of mainstream formulas and conventions, yet at the same time, astoundingly relaxed.

Released on his own imprint, We Make Mistakes on November 2nd, Wishful Thinking will showcase a selection from the album whilst touring the UK with Seasick Steve on these dates:
  author: TIM PEACOCK 25 September 2009