Saturday, 29 March 2014

WTCHS - SINGLE REVIEW

WTCHS - Over Kilmer (Sonic Unyon/Out Of Sound/PERDU) 
Wtchs - Over Kilmer

Vowels. There are only five of them but they are massively underrated. I keep looking at WTCHS and thinking "does it stand for something? Is it WATCHES with vowels missing? Or WITCHES?". It's confusing, to say the least, but I'll try not to get bogged down in the details and just give this first single of forthcoming 'It's Not A Cross, It's A Curse!' EP. Both 'Over Kilmer' and the accompanying video are dark, unsettling and menacing pieces of art that dry out the mouth and make you shift in your seat. Buzzsaw guitars produce angular melodies, the bass thrums like a generator in a basement and the distorted, almost undistinguishable screams come from all directions like those that you hear in your nightmares. I'm sure this will make more contextual sense in amongst the rest of the EP but on its own this song is like seeing a lone undertaker walking down the high street on a sunny Saturday afternoon. It stands out and forces you to do a double take which can only be a good thing.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/wearewtchs?fref=ts

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOiZ3Z6kzjk&feature=youtu.be

Live Dates:

4th April - London Fuse Studios, London w/Exit 2012
5th April - TAH w/Sailboats Are White + Thoughts On Air
12th April - Kazoo Fest @ Jimmy Jazz, Guelph

19th June - NXNE

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