Saturday, June 14, 2014

Bands You Should Know: The Wytches

     Alright, lovelies, this is the time for you to sit back and listen as I tell you all about a new band that I discovered and why you should listen to them. There's this band from England (are you surprised its from England) that plays psychedelic meets Mars Volta type music that I'm sort of in love with. The Wytches were formed in 2011 with members Kristian Bell, Gianni Honey, and Daniel Rumsey while attending university in Brighton. In 2013, the band released their amazing single "Beehive Queen" (go buy it NOW) and then "Robe for Juda" in November 2013. The band's first single for the US, "Crying Clown", was released around that same time.

    All incredibly interesting information, right? The key thing for you guys to understand is that their sound is different. Bell's vocals almost sound like a sick child but a rather endearing one, one that pulls you in and who you want to listen to over and over again until the words from the song and the thrum of his vocals are tattooed into your brain. Make sense? "Beehive Queen" has to be one of my favorite songs in a long time. It's kind of like The Munsters theme song meets the Beach Boys. It sounds similar to something the lovely Mars Volta would have put out had they been a bit more creative. 

  The band will be touring North America this summer. I'll be sure to check them out either at its Mercury Lounge gig on July 24th or its Glasslands show on July 25th. You can see a full list of dates plus check out links for mercy, videos and more at their website


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