The Wytches have shared a new track entitled “Hannover Square”. The song is the b-side on a limited edition 7-inch run of forthcoming single C-Side. The C-Side, recorded at Toe Rag studios, is taken from the new album All Your Happy Life, both out September 30th, Heavenly Recordings.
The Wytches second album All Your Happy Life draws on a lifetime’s worth of new experiences shoehorned into two whirlwind years since their acclaimed debut album Annabel Dream Reader. There’s no difficult second album syndrome here. This black-hearted set is a combination of heavy comedown psychedelia and bilious and brilliant baroque ‘n’ roll. It’s portentous and scathing. Scabrous and bold. Utterly nihilistic.
Influences and inspiration is drawn from unexpected places – reading Tolstoy’s stories of dysfunctional relationships on the tour bus, digging the warm Hammond-and-acoustic tones of Elliot Smith, loads of underground metal, but mainly it is informed by observing small town English life with new eyes, having traversed the planet on that first wave of success that followed their 2014 debut. It’s not so much the sound of the calm after the storm, but the howling vortex that follows in its wake.
3. Can’t Face It
4. A Feeling We Get
6. Ghost House
8. Crest of Death
9. A Dead Night Again
10. Dumb Fill