A fairly new discovery for me, this one, and I definitely need to check out more of The Wharves music.
This song is taken from The Wharves’ forthcoming 7″, ‘NAZ / My Will’, released November 13th on Upset The Rhythm.
I’m a bit lazy today, and can’t formulate the description of their sound better than their press-release, so let’s just quote it. It won’t be a habit for me, I promise… It’s a lovely song, and the sad cat-video is so good!
“The Wharves combine gracefully minimal psyche-rock with fuzzed out folk. Their songwriting remains consistently rich, largely due to the startling harmonies of Gemma Fleet (bass) and Dearbhla Minogue (guitar) that bond together each song. They invoke the reverberated spook of 60s girl groups, the mid-fi guitar crunch of Kim Deal’s The Amps, the vocal flavours of The Roches and the narrative and structural panache of 70s progressive folk. Marion Andrau’s thunderous drumming drives through these compositions, ensuring the wealth of disparate influences remain focused and celebratory. ”