In May 2022, alternative rock duo West Wickhams released ‘She Will Have Her Way’, an excellent EP driven by very retro goth, dreampop and synthpop sounds. Their ‘Magenta’ EP (released in November the same year) finds the band recycling a lot of the same moods, yet at the same time, the material conveys a feeling of moving forward. It’s safe to say that those who enjoyed the previous release will glean a similar amount of enjoyment from this timely follow up.
Following the release of Dead Wolf Club’s excellent ‘Healer’ EP in 2013, the band’s vocalist Jon Othello launched a more goth and new wave inspired side project, West Wickhams. Before the year was out, the new band shared a demo online, but then seemed to disappear. Jon resumed duties with his DWC bandmates the following year, and they seemed to tour relentlessly before calling it a day prematurely in 2015. Their demise left a massive hole in the world of noisy indie rock. For a time, they seemed to have a hugely reliable presence as a support act, and ‘Healer’ had very much promised bigger things to come.
UK alt-rockers Dead Wolf Club are back. They’ve got a double A-sided single out on Big Tea Records/Scene Not Heard in a couple of weeks (as part of Big Tea’s wintertime threesome) featuring tracks from ‘RAR’ and ‘Healer’, but more importantly are also about to enter the studio to record a new album.
Starting next week on the 17th November, Big Tea Records is releasing a trio of singles. A new track from ‘Silver Arm’ [streaming here] is joined over the following two weeks respectively by releases from Elastic Sleep and Real Gone favourites Dead Wolf Club.
You can read the full press releases from Silver Arm and Elastic Sleep below.
Up and coming indie-pop band Kid Wave have issued a video for their new track ‘All I Want’, directed by Steve Glashier.
You can now watch the clip in full below.