Those psychedelic Wizards Wovoka Gentle have announced the release of their debut album ‘Start Clanging Cymbals’ on 7th June through Nude Records.
After releasing singles ‘1,000 Opera Singers Working in Starbucks’, which was included in the official soundtrack of FIFA 19, and ‘Peculiar Form of Sleep’ at the end of last year, the trio share a new track from their upcoming debut. Of ‘Sin is Crouching At Your Door’, a psychedelic piece of cinematic experimental pop, the band say : “It could maybe be seen as the soundtrack to a sense of dread, a sense of being out of control. Tuning all the strings of your guitar to D and thrashing as hard as you can to try and regain the feeling that things can make sense. You then look within yourself, though, only to find desolation and destruction disguised as creativity; the metropolis has been bombed by individuals, and the only escape hatch down below leads to the middle of the waste land. Hopefully you don’t end up where you began.”
The track comes accompanied by a video (watch above ) directed by Lies Scheps. The director said: “Working on this video with Wovoka Gentle, it was the song’s build up of energy that immediately drew me towards it. As we all loved the idea of working with a dancer to emphasise this energy, we brought in choreographer
Franka Marlene Foth to work with us. The band and I share a love for colour, so we turned the video into a playful outburst of colour and movement”.
After having played their biggest London headline show to date at the Institute of Contemporary Arts last November, the band have confirmed a new London show at the end of March at Omeara, followed by a full European and UK tour in the Spring in support of Malena Zavala. Wovoka Gentle will also play an
Album Launch party at London’s Corsica Studios on the 5th June, with more dates and festival appearances to be announced soon.
Mon 25 March – Omeara – London, UK
Supporting Malena Zavala: Sun 14 April – Maze – Berlin, Germany
Mon 15 April – Prinzenbar – Hamburg, Germany
Wed 17 April – Trefpunt Concertzaal – Gent, Belgium
Thur 18 April – L’Olympic Cafe’ – Paris, France
Tue 23 April – The Louisiana – Bristol, UK
Wed 24 April – The Moth Club – London, UK
Thu 25 April – The Blue Moon – Cambridge, UK
Fri 26 April – Sound Basement – Liverpool, UK
Sat 27 April – YES – Manchester, UK
Wed 01 May – The Boileroom – Guildford, UK
Thu 02 May – The Blue Arrow – Glasgow, UK
Album Launch party: Wed 05 June – Corsica Studios – London, UK
Wovoka Gentle are an experimental three-piece from London, comprised of William J Stokes and twins Imogen and Ellie Mason. Taking its root in folk and Americana songwriting, the Wovoka sound draws upon the psychedelic soundscapes of the late 60s as well as contemporary experimental, pop and
collage music; marrying classic instrumentation with sampling, analogue synthesis and sound manipulation.