AMONG the nation’s most sonically adventurous acts, The Ninth Wave’s propensity for deftly reconfigurating their sound has reared its head once again on the dissolute ‘Swallow Me.’

The latest taste of what’s to come on their hotly anticipated new EP Never Crave Attention, this engrossing offering is another sterling example of the band’s reappraisal of the biting and malevolent side of the post-punk spectrum. Far from a homage to its tropes and sensibilities, the Glasgow based four piece have enlisted the forebearing templates of artists such as Bauhaus and the industrially-tinged sound of Sisters Of Mercy to create a sound that exudes originality and the strength of their convictions.

Inspired by “an observation of a dysfunctional relationship and the damage caused”, ‘Swallow Me’ invokes the uncertainty and encroaching sense of dread that is a key component of such a volatile entanglement through invasive percussion, enigmatic guitars and the repeated implorations of punishment that define its concluding section.

Never Crave Attention will be released on Friday 20th April via Distiller ahead of the band’s Uk tour that commences in early May.  Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming TTV session with the band that’s set to arrive in the not too distant future.  Check out the track and all tour dates below:


05/05                Live At Leeds

06/05                Liverpool Sound City

10/05                Cafe Drummonds, Aberdeen

11/05                Church, Dundee

12/05                The Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees

13/05                Soup Kitchen, Manchester

14/05                Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

15/05                Louisiana, Bristol

16/05                Shacklewell Arms, London

18/05                The Great Escape

29/06                TRNSMT Festival

20/07                Deer Shed Festival

02/08                Neverworld Festival