“Channels genuine darkness”
“A highly danceable post-punk set made for miserable discos”
“Lyrically, they are more vital than ever, with Millie and co-singer Haydn Park Patterson tackling issues including mental health and the fragility of male masculinity”
“The most undeniably alive thing we’ve heard”
“Exactly what the future of British rock and roll should sound like”
BBC Radio 1 / Jack Saunders
Glaswegian band The Ninth Wave today (4/12/20) release their new single “Everything Will Be Fine”, the first new music to be heard since the band’s Faris Badwan (The Horrors)-produced EP ‘Happy Days!’and their AIM Award and Scottish Album of the Year-nominated debut album Infancy.
“Everything Will Be Fine” is a portent mantra to shout from the rooftops amidst some of the most confusing and unsettling times our generation has faced. Brimming with prudent positivity, the track is a product of the last 6 months the band have spent together in Glasgow.
It’s immediately apparent that The Ninth Wave are moving into exciting new territory with “Everything Will Be Fine”. An invigorating dose of dark emotive pop; there’s a new air of confidence in the music the band are making. Not only is that confidence evident in their songwriting and production (they’re currently self-producing much of their new material) – but also in the conviction of their lyrics.
“It’s a song about twisted optimism, self-reassurance and hope,” singer Haydn Park-Patterson explains. “The overall message of the song seems fitting for the world that we’ve found ourselves in now. Like many of our songs, it has existed in various different incarnations. I wrote the first version of it in the summer of last year and it was originally intended to be a song for someone else’s comfort and reassurance. It was shelved until earlier this year, when I stripped it down and kept only the name of the song. It then became the twisted optimistic song that it is now after it was brought in, stripped down and rebuilt by us in the studio. It’s the happiest sounding song we’ve recorded.”
The new single arrives alongside an almost 10-minute long extended ‘Driving Version’ of the track, which the band says: “was intended to be listened to when you’re driving alone in your car, imagining yourself in that sad but sweet scene in a movie when you’re the heartbroken but hopeful character driving off into the sunset to find yourself”.
The band’s new material promises to be more upfront and honest than ever before. Celebrating honesty and real life, The Ninth Wave want their listeners to find comfort in their music. They want their fans to feel safe; to be confident in who they are, and to know they’re not alone with their feelings and anxieties.
“It’s a cathartic thing for both us and the listeners; we want to help with normalising being emotional and finding comfort within your sadness”, the band went on to say.
With limited resources, isolation and continuing the self production they first began toying with on their ‘Happy Days!’ EP, “Everything Will Be Fine” is the first taste of the band’s second album – due for release in 2021.
The Ninth Wave have also recently announced details of their “Two Unique Experience Shows” tour, which will see them play selected cities on consecutive nights. The first show will be an organic, stripped back gig and the second an industrial, heavier performance. Full tour dates and ticket link below.