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Your new favourite band fresh from Glasgow’s creative blossoming music scene.
If there’s one defining characteristic of The Ninth Wave, it’s how the fast-rising Glasgow four-piece mix light and dark. Sonically, they shake the walls. It’s dissonance purified. On paper, they could be the kind of band who’d turn decibel levels up at shows just to mess with people’s heads. But there’s a pop pulse running through the songs on debut EP ‘Reformation’. For every bolt of raw noise, there’s a sugar coating. This first work tests the resolve of post-punk, drone and shoegaze, but the end result is a dazzling meeting ground between concrete and candy.
For the past two years, The Ninth Wave have bit-by-bit built a reputation as one of Glasgow’s most exciting, boundary-pushing bands. They began in the same self-supporting scene that’s brought the likes of WHITE, Neon Waltz and Catholic Action. Winners of Electric Fields festival’s unsigned bands competition, they also scored a slot on T in the Park’s prestigious T Break stage, before inking an EP deal with Distiller Records (Danny Goffey, Anteros). Building ground back home, they now have everything in place to become one of the UK’s biggest breakthroughs. Recent tours with Blaenavon and Baby Strange have only upped the feeling that they’re ready to go way beyond their Glasgow roots.