A tempestuous wind descends over the UK music scene as Brighton trio, The Wytches, conjure up a fresh sonic offering from their Surf-Doom dispensary and present to us a new single, ‘Wire Frame Mattress‘, a sinister barrage of psych riffs and blood curdling vocals, acting as a perfect calling card for the impending release in August of debut and inaugural album ‘Annabel Dream Reader’.
A gravelly, brittle jangle of chords rings out at the start of ‘Wire Frame Mattress‘, signifying once again that guitarist Kristian Bell has created a landscape fit to illustrate any horror or nightmare that one who lives in deep anxiety and distress maybe be haunted by. As the song pulses through the hypnotic riffs and wall of guitars slathered in murky distortion, one can’t help but feel the distant haze and dread of the character portrayed in the lyrics as Kristian lazily and sullenly sings, ‘you sit there and laugh while my dignity collapses’ before all instruments fall into themselves and writhe around in the bludgeoning post chorus.
Things change come the 2:03 mark as the song switches gears and maneuvers into a slick and brooding middle section where The Wytches wear their surf influences on their sleeve as glistening and sharp chords ring out in the same manner as could be found on a Dick Dale or The Atlantics instrumental, but in this case contorted and surly, eventually leading into crushing coda, proving to be the final assault from the amount sharp and penetrative leads the songs has hurled at the listener.
Below is a link to the new video for ‘Wire Frame Mattress’ filmed by legendary Rock photographer, Steve Gullick. Set in an old social club the video perfectly depicting the mist and haze of the world that The Wytches live in and ultimately gives excitement to what the August release of ‘Annabel Dream Reader’ will bring.