Today, our new music spotlight is on The Ninth Wave.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Line-up: Haydn Park (vocals/guitar), Louise MacLennan (synths), Millie Kidd (vocals/bass) and Lewis Tollan (drums)
About: The Ninth Wave’s debut EP ‘Reformation’ was released late last year and has already garnered huge acclaim for the Scottish upstarts, with the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart and Huw Stephens and Radio X’s John Kennedy all championing the band. Through their collaborations with radical fashion designer Charles Jeffrey and alt-rock trio Demob Happy, the band have displayed a ravenous hunger to push the envelope and create a unique, all-encompassing experience. Their second EP ‘Never Crave Attention’ will be released in April, preceded by the single ‘New Kind Of Ego’ which is out now.
What Hidden Herd say: The Ninth Wave‘s fist-clench rock sound is a pitch black explosion of 80s synths, post-punk guitars, Human League vocals and monster choruses. Plug in the headphones, crank up one of their electrifying tunes and just try to remain unmoved when in public. It’s mission impossible.
For fans of: Artificial Pleasure, Interpol, White Lies
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Latest track: ‘New Kind Of Ego’