EP REVIEW | The Wands - Faces EP

a3002745435_16ARTIST: The Wands

RELEASE: Faces EP

RELEASE DATE: 5th September 2016

RECORD COMPANY: Fuzz Club 

Copnhagen natives The Wands' newest release is a trip. The six track EP that follows up 2014's The Dawn is a love letter to 60s pyschedelia. The band revel in the sounds and structures of the first wave of one of modern music's weirder forms, full of rich analogue sounds.

Scene-setter Living the Dream swirls in like smog, that partially clears to reveal Faces, a loose and languid cocktail of 60s and eastern influences. Cosmic Sinners metallic glint comes from jagged guitar tones and gongs that transition ito a thrumming sway for Out of FeverBetween Heavens feels like a partner to Faces in some way, the pure 60s influences (and maybe even a hint if Merseybeat) so strong.  And in a swell of sci-fi sounds The Wands are gone again, not faraway, but defintely somewhere far-out.

Faces is out now on various formats via Fuzz Club Records.

4/5

LINKS:

http://fuzzclub.bandcamp.com

facebook.com/thewands/

twitter.com/TheWands

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

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In her time, Sarah Cuthbert-Kerr has attended raves and rock clubs. She enjoys pedals, pizza and spy dramas. Sarah also plays guitar in Edinburgh-based noisemakers Wozniak and is co-founder of Morningside Young Team who put on gigs and put out records for discerning audiences who enjoy fuzz and confusion.