“If you love Nine Inch Nails’ mainman Trent Reznor’s side-project How To Destroy Angels,
you’ll like The electro-stylings of Camden newbies Wax on Water”
“Wax on Water has arrived and you cannot escape from their psyched-out, industrial wrath.”
–Circles & Soundwaves
We are pleased to announce the release of Wax On Water’s latest video, “Enamour,” exclusively premiered today with PURE GRAIN AUDIO.
While the Camden UK based industrial-grunge outfit may take some cues from the dark pool occupied by the likes of Marilyn Manson, Queens Of The Stone Age, NIN, the group, led by enigmatic lead singer/songwriter, Maya Fire, dare we say it, also comes eye-to-eye in pure quality with the aforementioned. Maya, in whom one can also hear influence from Exene Cervenka and Kate Bush, is a consummate songsmith who detoured from her background in classical music to heavier forms of expression.
Of WoW’s latest full length, Procession, due out stateside on May 4th, Fire says, “The motivation behind the album was to create something visceral and aurally descriptive of where I was mentally. I had reached a place where anger and fear were starting to distort my inner self and I was starting to lose a sense of hope for any kind of desirable future, so Procession was about creating a gateway back to myself.”
Of the song at-hand, Fire continues, “‘Enamour’ is the thought that maybe you’re going to make it out alive, but you have so many hopes that haven’t materialised that it’s crushing – and you yearn for your situation to get better”
All the tracks on the forthcoming album were written and performed by Maya who is a multi-instrumentalist The record was co-produced with Slight Vidakovic and it will be released on Maya’s own Howling Tempest label.
“The album deals with dissolution, reckoning and rebuilding; one of the definitions of Procession is ‘the act of coming forth from a source’, as well as describing forward movement and this represented that time of exploration – both personally and creatively.”
A former winner of the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge album competition, Maya co-wrote and starred in the 6+ minute horror short LACHRIMAE which pays homage to the classics of the genre as well as some modern favourites. Horror and rock fans will delight in spotting the obvious and the more subtle references in addition to the most renowned and cult movies, whilst the soundtrack teases songs from Procession.
Wax on Water has built a grassroots following through social media & gigs and have amassed an impressive 30,000+ fans on the Facebook page alone, from as far afield as Australia, Japan, Germany and South America, as well as the USA and the UK.
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