11/02/2016

onDeadWaves Releases Blackbird EP, Dusk Sessions #2 Announced


RELEASES BLACKBIRD EP

DUSK SESSIONS #2 OUT DECEMBER 2

DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW
Polly Scattergood and James Chapman (Maps) aka onDeadWaves have released their Blackbird EP, featuring remixes from their respective solo projects.  Listen to the Maps remix HERE, and the Polly Scattergood remix HERE.

Blackbird,” described by Q as "… a world of smeared mascara and trailer-park heartache,” and by The Times as a “Languorous Balearic ballad with sullenly gorgeous vocals” is taken from the band’s debut album, released earlier this year on Mute.

onDeadWaves will also release Dusk Sessions #2 on December 2, which will feature a brand new recording of “Winter’s Child,” plus a very special cover of Yazoo’s classic 1982 hit “Only You.”

Dusk Sessions #1 is available here.

The seeds of James Chapman and Polly Scattergood’s creative partnership were sown in 2011, at Mute’s legendary Short Circuit festival at London's Roundhouse. The night saw different collaborations with Mute artists and Polly and James paired up to perform each other’s songs. Though each had primarily worked alone before, there was something natural about the chemistry between them. "The gig was one of the most enjoyable I've done" says Polly. "And as soon as we finished, we said it'd be cool to do something else."
 
Praise for onDeadWaves’ debut album:

“succinct, head-rush potent pop that fits right at home with whatever summer playlist you’re in the middle of crafting”
KEXP

“Cinematic, lush and dark” – Lenny

“a mesmerizing mid-point of blues, indie and electronica” - Surviving the Golden Age

“A smoldering blend of Edgar Allen Poe imagery, David Lynch and Chris Isaak’s guitar twang.” - Q

 “Theirs is a misty, spectral sort of guitar ambience, a whispered, wistful duet from Chapman and Scattergood positing them as a new take on the Nancy & Lee – or Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan – paradigm." - The Guardian
 

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