“Stunning doom-laden post-punk” – BBC News

“The most undeniably alive thing we’ve heard” – The Guardian

“A brilliant, bleak mixture of 80s rock bands… but with a synth pop sheen” – Noisey

“Unforgettable” – NME

The Ninth Wave share new track ‘First Encounters’ as an instant grat from their forthcoming debut album ‘Infancy’. ‘Infancy’ will be released on Distiller Records in two parts this year, Pt. I on May 3rd and Pt. II on November 15th. Listen to ‘First Encounters’ here.

‘First Encounters’ is an exploration of social anxiety and how people change over time. “Everything felt a bit fucked. I felt like I was able to interact with people normally, but after that first encounter with somebody I didn’t really know what to do,” says frontman Haydn Park-Patterson. “I was scared that it was just going to become a part of who I was as a person.”Sonically, the track closes ‘Infancy Pt. I’ with a darker turn, living out “a very brief fantasy of being a metal band.”

Elaborating on the track, Haydn says: “It’s about trying to keep up with normal life when on the inside you feel totally lost, so much so that it feels like that state could very easily become a permanent part of who you are. Everyone, at some point in their lives, feels the pressure and anxieties of existence.”

‘First Encounters’ precedes the release of The Ninth Wave’s debut album ‘Infancy’ which will be released in two parts this year. The band have recently garnered phenomenal support from the likes of BBC News, Noisey and NME, as well as continued support from BBC Radio 1 and Radio X. Tonight, the band commence a European tour alongside The Blinders, which will be followed by slots at The Great Escape and another European tour alongside YONAKA. With critical acclaim and an impeccable reputation on the live circuit both nailed, it’s only a matter of time before The Ninth Wave permeate the mainstream and cement their position as one of the British music scene’s brightest new prospects.

‘Infancy’ will be released in 2019 on Distiller Records, including the below tracks. Pre-order here.

Part I – May 3

  1. This Broken Design
  2. Used To Be Yours
  3. Half Pure
  4. All The Things We Do
  5. A Wave Goodbye To The People Who Said I’d Win
  6. First Encounters

Part II – November 15

  1. Human Behaviour
  2. Imitation
  3. Sometimes The Silence Is Sweeter
  4. Everything That You Have Left
  5. Unspoken
  6. Flower Into Wounds

The Ninth Wave will play the below dates in 2019, with more to be announced. Tickets available here.

26/04                                    O2 Institute2, Birmingham (with The Blinders)

27/04                                    O2 Ritz, Manchester (with The Blinders)

28/04                                    Saint Luke’s Glasgow (with The Blinders)

30/04                                   Scala, London (with The Blinders)

05/05                                    Stag & Dagger Festival, Glasgow (with Ratboys, Dream Wife and more)

05/05                                    Hit the North Festival, Newcastle

07/05                                    MTC, Cologne (with The Blinders)

08/05                                   Molotow Skybar, Hamburg (with The Blinders)

09/05                                    Cassiopeia, Berlin (with The Blinders)

10/05 – 11/05                     The Great Escape Festival, Brighton

18/05                                    O’Sullivans Backstage by the Mill, Paris (with YONAKA)

20/05                                    Paradiso Kleine Zaal, Amsterdam (with YONAKA)

21/05                                    Privatclub, Berlin (with YONAKA)

23/05                                    Nochtwache, Hamburg (with YONAKA)

27/05                                    Cathouse, Glasgow (with YONAKA)

28/05                                    Plug, Sheffield (with YONAKA)

30/05                                    Heaven, London (with YONAKA)

03/06                                   The Portland Arms, Cambridge (with YONAKA)

04/06                                   Norwich Arts Centre (with YONAKA)

05/06                                    The Wardrobe, Leeds (with YONAKA)

06/06                                   The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent (with YONAKA)

07/06                                    The Old Market, Brighton (with YONAKA)

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