The Wytches Share "Crest of Death" On Stereogum || "All Your Happy Life" LP Out Friday

All Your Happy Life LP Out This Friday on Heavenly Recordings

Photo credit – Steve Gullick

Today, The Wytches share new track “Crest of Death” exclusively on Stereogum who said “The scuzzy first half of the two-minute track feels like hardcore whiplash, before breaking into psychedelic territory with a lulling bridge”. It’s the latest track from their sophomore album All Your Happy Life, out this Friday 30th September on Heavenly Recordings.

All Your Happy Life draws on a lifetime’s worth of new experiences shoehorned into two whirlwind years since their acclaimed debut album Annabel Dream Reader. There’s no difficult second album syndrome here. This black-hearted set is a combination of heavy comedown psychedelia and bilious and brilliant baroque ‘n’ roll. It’s portentous and scathing. Scabrous and bold. Utterly nihilistic.

Influences and inspiration is drawn from unexpected places – reading Tolstoy’s stories of dysfunctional relationships on the tour bus, digging the warm Hammond-and-acoustic tones of Elliot Smith, loads of underground metal band – but mainly it is informed by observing small town English life with new eyes, having traversed the planet on that first wave of success that followed their 2014 debut. It’s not so much the sound of the calm after the storm, but the howling vortex that follows in its wake.
All Your Happy Life marks a creative leap for The Wytches. Some might say it is the sound of a band finding their place in the world but really it is about world being allowed to enter the sphere of The Wytches - on their terms.

Recorded by Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds / Grinderman) in Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire and then Toe Rag in East London, and mixed by Sclavunos and Mikey Young.

Praise For The Wytches
"The British trio internalizes 21st-century angst, letting it fester until it erupts in an outpouring of confused catharsis.” —NPR
“Their dark and scrawny sound — a seething cauldron of grunge, metal, surf and psych-rock that at times evokes a doomier Arctic Monkeys — is strikingly different from most of their peers.” —Billboard
"Three real dark English dudes whose inherent heaviness is offset by bewytching catchiness and bursts of roiling surf-rock. The Wytches are both heavy and scrappy — death-obsessed angst-addlers whose shouty and tousled sound has us dancing on the unmarked grave of Ozzy's beheaded bats.” —SPIN 
"The unique intersection between [Elliott] Smith and metal is best heard on lead single “C-Side,” – Consequence of Sound