Wovoka Gentle are Imogen Mason, Ellie Mason and William J. Stokes. They are the latest signings to Nude.
“Wovoka Gentle is constantly evolving project. Our roots are in traditional soil – we love the structure and soundscape in folk songs – but we wanted to work from those foundations to develop a new vocabulary, a new kind of songwriting.”
Having formed in the summer of 2014, the band wrote and performed the score for avant-garde physical theatre company Stasis’ production A Table, directed by Aniela Piasecka, and went on to provide music for the world premiere of Alex Howarth’s stage adaptation of What’s Eating Gilbert Grape at London’s Bridewell Theatre. Informed by such collaborations as these, the use of performance art, installations and projected visuals has made its way to the heart of Wovoka Gentle’s live shows.
Wovoka Gentle launched their first EP, Wovoka Gentle [Yellow], via Yucatan Records in July 2015 with a sold out show at London’s Cecil Sharp House. Their next EP Wovoka Gentle [Blue] followed in November 2015 with a sold out show at Electrowerkz. Third EP Wovoka Gentle [Red], produced by Gareth Jones (Grizzly Bear, Depeche Mode, Interpol) was released on October 7th 2016.
Having signed with Nude in the winter of 2018 they released 2 singles ‘1000 Opera Singers Working In Starbucks ‘ which also featured in the 2019 FIFA Official Soundtrack. This was followed up with ‘ Peculiar Form Of Sleep ‘.
The band returned to the studio over the summer of 2018 to begin recording there debut album release for nude .
‘Sin is Crouching At Your Door’, a psychedelic piece of cinematic experimental pop, was shared as the new single as part of the band’s debut album announcement Start Clanging Cymbals which is set for release on June 7th .
Get ready then for a kaleidoscopic, experimental, psychtronica, folk-rock wonderland .