I Wanna Know is the debut single by Tall Mark & The Squinting Seagulls, a Rock ‘n’ Roll group from Sweden. Led by Markus Johansson, they formed in 2022. This is the first of three singles they plan to release in 2023.
The track is a rousing three-chord Rock ‘n’ Roll number in the vein of Chuck Berry, with a few added influences. The crunchy rhythm guitar is reminiscent of Status Quo’s Rick Parfitt (the band are an influence), chugging alongside the piano lines; The two complimenting each other nicely.
Markus recently told me while recording an interview for the Quo-Cast that this song is a favourite when performed live; It’s easy to see why. Once the lightly sprinkled doo-wop harmony hits within the chorus, you can’t help but join in! It is clear the band know the genres they’re inspired by, and find ways to put their stamp on them.
If you’re a fan of straightforward three chord rock with a killer groove and a catchy chorus, this is for you. I look forward to seeing what the other two singles bring. I Wanna Know can be found on digital platforms including ITunes and Spotify.